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Our next online opera broadcast, starting Saturday, July 18 at 10am Pacific is Rossini's Cinderella.


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From the Blog

July 13, 2020

A Classic Fairytale

The name “Cinderella” is so commonly known that it is now part of the lexicon. Who doesn’t know what a “Cinderella story” is? A put-upon underdog triumphing over great odds? The trope is so adored by American culture that it is firmly embedded in our favorite books and countless movies.

July 10, 2020

Circling Around Steve Jobs

To Steve Jobs we owe much that defines modern life—not just the iPhones, iPods, iPads, and iMacs that transformed how we gather and communicate information, but also the engineering, the packaging, and even the attitudes that changed those once onerous and time-consuming tasks into bursts of instant gratification. But who, really, was he?

July 9, 2020

Ernani by the Bay: How Verdi’s Fifth Opera Became San Francisco’s First Love

San Francisco was an opera town from the very beginning, and those culture-craving Gold Rush-era locals loved modern opera. A top contender as their absolute favorite was Ernani. It was first heard in San Francisco in 1851, a scant two years after the world rushed in to create this city. It was one of the first three operas performed here, after Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Norma earlier that year.

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News From the Press Room

July 9, 2020

Celebrating the Summer Season July 10

Virtual event honors the operas and artists of Ernani, Partenope, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

July 8, 2020

New DEC online offerings in July

Announcing new online content from the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community.

June 30, 2020

Opera is ON streaming operas in July

Rossini's La Cenerentola (July 18) and Janáček’s The Makropulos Case  (July 25).


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