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Politics and Social Justice in Beethoven’s Fidelio
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Politics and Social Justice in Beethoven’s Fidelio: August 16
Black Voices in Contemporary Opera: August 23
Panel Event: Women in Opera: August 30
August 10, 2020
Get in touch with your villainous side with this specially curated YouTube playlist, featuring some of the baddest opera characters ever to appear on the San Francisco Opera stage: corrupt leaders, unabashed murderers, and even the devil himself.
July 31, 2020
At age 7, it started: a lifelong passion, sparked in the dark of a theater. Daniela Mack was attending her first opera, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. It would plant the seeds of a career for the Buenos Aires-born singer, a mezzo-soprano who would one day tour the world’s great opera houses, with a voice critics compared to “polished onyx.”
Soprano Karita Mattila has been busy. It’s 6:15pm in Helsinki, and she’s been preparing for a new production to open the Finnish National Opera’s fall season: Covid fan tutte.
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April 25–May 16, 2021
April 27–May 15, 2021
May 2–8, 2021
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July 31, 2020
Department of Diversity, Equity and Community's Opera Aficionado lectures for August announced.
July 9, 2020
Virtual event honors the operas and artists of Ernani, Partenope, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
June 30, 2020
Rossini's La Cenerentola (July 18) and Janáček’s The Makropulos Case (July 25).
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