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Fall 2020 mainstage performances and events have been cancelled. Learn more.
May 18-20, 2020
Please Note: All Opera Previews for Ernani have been cancelled.
Explore Ernaniin a 90-minute presentation by Kip Cranna.
Throughout the Bay Area.
Varies by location. Please see below.
Please Note: This event has been cancelled.
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 [email protected].
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Free, no reservations required.
For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or [email protected].
Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Ste 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 [email protected].
*Location to be confirmed closer to 2020 summer season
Arts and Sciences Room, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette
For more information, contact Elizabeth Green Sah at (510) 338-0181 or [email protected].
Clifford (Kip) Cranna, Dramaturg Emeritus of San Francisco Opera, served on the staff for forty years and was Director of Music Administration for over thirty years. In 2008 he was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal, the company’s highest honor, and in 2012 he received the Bernard Osher Cultural Award for distinguished efforts to bring excellence to a cultural institution. For thirty years Program Editor and Lecturer for the Carmel Bach Festival, he lectures and writes frequently on music, and teaches at USF’s Fromm Institute and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at UC Berkeley and Dominican University. In 2014 he was given the Star of Excellence Award for outstanding service to the programs of the San Francisco Opera Guild. He often moderates the Guild’s popular “Insight” panel discussions.