Department of Diversity, Equity and Community Offers New Interactive Talks

Release date: 1/26/2021

 

 For the Love of Opera in February

Celebration of Women's History Month in March

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San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community (DEC) will present For the Love of Opera, a series of conversations about experiences of love on the lyric stage, during February and a Women’s History Month celebration throughout March.

Each 75-minute Zoom discussion is part of Opera Aficionado, DEC’s weekly, interactive lecture series that offers music lovers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, panels and conversations and an opportunity to dialogue with fellow opera enthusiasts, composers and special guests. For tickets and more information, visit sfopera.com/aficionado

OPERA AFICIONADO CALENDAR
(programs subject to change)

FEBRUARY: FOR THE LOVE OF OPERA

• Sunday, February 7, 1 pm: LGBTQ Love in 21st-Century Opera
Speaker: Albert Montañez

• Sunday, February 14, 1 pm: Opera’s Unlikeliest Valentines
Speaker: Cori Ellison

• Sunday, February 21, 1 pm: Love Potion No. 9: When Magic Sends Love Askew
Speaker: Laura Prichard

• Sunday, February 28, 1pm: From Opera to Hollywood
Speaker: David Conte

MARCH: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

• Sunday, March 7, 1pm: Women in Opera Panel: Opera vs. The Bechdel Test
The Bechdel Test—originally applied to movies—has three simple requirements: the story needs have at least two [named] women; they must talk to each other … about something other than a man. Opera Aficionado begins its Women in Opera series with Opera vs. The Bechdel Test. How will your favorite operas score? Join moderator Cori Ellison and a group of women opera professionals as they discuss opera’s most beloved stories and the needed changes we still face in becoming more conscious storytellers.

Panelists:

Cori Ellison, dramaturg and moderator

Dr. Nkeiru Okoye, composer

Dr. Anne Hege, composer

Erin Neff, San Francisco Opera Chorus member

Jennifer Szeto, former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow

• Sunday, March 14, 1pm: The Origins of the Female Operatic Voice
Speaker: Alexandra Amati

• Sunday, March 21, 1pm: We’ve Come a Long Way, Ladies!: A Celebration of the 19th Amendment Through Song
Interview with Audrey Johnson

• Sunday, March 29, 1pm: Maestra to the Pit, Please: Women Conductors
Speaker: Laura Prichard

TICKETS: Each virtual lecture is $20 and holds a maximum capacity of 20 attendees. A limited number of discounted tickets are available upon request for individuals in need. Tickets are available until noon on the day of each event at sfopera.com/aficionado.

*For the complete press release please view the attached PDF.