Manon Lescaut Opera Previews

October 21-23, 2019

Explore Manon Lescaut in a 90-minute presentation by Roger Pines.

Where

Throughout the Bay Area.

Cost

Varies by location. Please see below.

Marin Chapter

Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut

Monday, October 21, 2019 at 7:30PM

The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley

No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Francoise Stone at (415) 269-7872 or franstone@earthlink.net.

San Francisco Chapter

Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 12PM

Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco

Free, no reservations required.

For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or jmorris@sfopera.com.

Peninsula Chapter

Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30PM

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, Chapel, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto

No reservations. $10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Karen Burtness Prak at (650) 329-1374 or operanutsfog13@gmail.com.

San Jose Chapter

Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 10AM

Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos

Free to San Jose Opera Guild and JCC members. No reservations. $10 per lecture for general public, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Steve Zilles at steve@zilles.org.

East Bay Chapter

Opera Preview: Manon Lescaut

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:30PM

Don Tatzin Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, LafayetteNo reservations.

$10 per lecture, payable only at the door.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or egreensah2001@yahoo.com

YOUR SPEAKER

Roger Pines is dramaturg at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Among the many roles he has filled at Lyric are program editor, commentator for the company’s live opening-night broadcasts (2010-18), and special lecturer/consultant for the Ryan Opera Center, Lyric’s young-artist program. Pines previously held positions at San Diego Opera, The Dallas Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera. He has judged for numerous prestigious vocal competitions nationwide, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (since 1991) and the national competitions of both Classical Singer and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A regular contributor of many articles and reviews for important American and European publications -- among them Opera News, Opera magazine, and The Times (London) – as well as for programs of every major North American opera company, Pines has also written program notes for CDs on seven major labels, including releases by Renée Fleming, Cecilia Bartoli, Joyce DiDonato, Anna Netrebko, and Jonas Kaufmann. A frequent lecturer, he has recently undertaken a series of presentations on historically important singing for both Chicago’s renowned Newberry Library and the Opera Department of the University of Texas at Austin. He has appeared annually as a panelist on the Met broadcasts’ “Opera Quiz” since the 2005-06 season.