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aria residency

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Work together with a SF Opera Teaching Artist to develop a customized curriculum around an artistic or creative element of opera.

Elements may include: writing, composing, vocal performance, acting, dancing/movement, set design, stage direction and opera history.

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From the Blog

October 3, 2019

Backstage with Matthew: The Form, Function and Fichus of Figaro Fashion

With opening night of The Marriage of Figaro just around the corner on October 11, rehearsals are well underway on stage for this exciting new production, ushering in a brand-new trilogy of the Mozart-Da Ponte operas at San Francisco Opera. This new production, directed by Michael Cavanagh and designed by Erhard Rom (scenery), Constance Hoffman (costumes) and Jane Cox (lighting), will be a beautiful and fascinating new take on one of the most beloved operas in the repertoire.

September 30, 2019

FIVE QUESTIONS WITH ‘FIGARO’S’ JEANINE DE BIQUE

She is a former UNESCO youth ambassador. A headliner at the BBC Proms concerts. An internationally acclaimed opera singer with a cameo on the high-concept Netflix series The OA to her name.

And now soprano Jeanine De Bique has arrived in San Francisco to take on her latest challenge: headlining the start of San Francisco Opera’s Mozart-Da Ponte trilogy.

September 25, 2019

JULIET VERSUS THE ARIA: SOPRANO AMINA EDRIS TACKLES THE INFAMOUS ‘POISON’ ARIA

Tuesday, October 1, marks not only the final performance of San Francisco Opera’s 2019 Romeo and Juliet but also an important role debut for a rising star: New Zealand soprano Amina Edris.

See more on the San Francisco Opera Blog.

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