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New seats coming to the Opera House in January 2021.
Selling Your Soul at the Opera: The Faust Myth On Stage and In Song
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Selling Your Soul at the Opera: The Faust Myth On Stage and In Song: October 4
Opera Villains: October 11
Opera & the Magical Female Voice: October 18
September 17, 2020
Two artists — frequent San Francisco Opera director Jose Maria Condemi and conductor, pianist, and former Adler Fellow César Cañón — recently spoke with San Francisco Opera about how they see Latinx identity interacting with classical music. They shared their experiences and what they feel needs to change in order to foster greater acceptance.
It has been five years. Some of my memories from my first San Francisco Opera production of Georges Bizet’s Carmen are long gone, but most I still hold onto dearly. My clearest memory is of one special performance that was broadcast live at the San Francisco Giants’ ballpark. It involved one lost shoe and one missed cue.
As he rehearsed the opera Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, baritone Efraín Solís practiced the lines of a son grappling with the agony of his father’s slow decline. But off stage, Solís was grieving as well. It was 2018. He was nearing anniversary of his grandfather’s death, and the opera had stirred up a flood of memories.
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September 15, 2020
Final phase of the War Memorial Opera House seat replacement project rescheduled to Fall 2020.
July 31, 2020
Carrie-Ann Matheson appointed Artistic Director and Markus Beam appointed General Manager.
Department of Diversity, Equity and Community's Opera Aficionado lectures for August announced.
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