The Story of Wu Wei by Feona Lee Jones
The Story of Wu Wei is a condensed, one act English-language chamber opera reflecting the struggle of the composer's mother to survive under the Mao Zedong Regime in the 1950's. A target due to their class, religion, and education, Wu Wei's family becomes one of the millions to lose everything at the hands of the Communist Party of China, Wu Wei being the lone survivor.
Role: Wu Wei
The Story of Wu Wei by Feona Lee Jones
Based on the beloved English novel, The Secret Garden is the first Broadway musical written and created by women. This Tony-winning 1991 musical follows the story of young Mary Lennox and the change she brings to the residents of Misselthwaite Manor.
Produced by 42nd Street Moon
Book & Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Director: Dyan McBride
Choreographer: Robyn Tribuzi
Music Director: Lauren Mayer
The Warrior's secret will be revealed
to those who most need to hear it.
In the quiet of peace,
your bond of love will be forged.
When the war returns,
there will be loss.
With love comes death.
Never one without the other.
A story of forbidden love, political scandal, and living your truth.
Director: Sarah Young
Music Director: Elliot James Encarnación
La scala di seta (The Silken Ladder)
Part of the Voices of Hope Concert Series
Subtitles in English
Come and enjoy Phenix Opera's last fully staged production of this season!
A brilliant comedy by G. Rossini, La scala di seta features a young lady with a big secret. Stubborn men, hidden spies, and forbidden love abound in this one-act opera that has entertained audiences for over 200 years. Performances April 7 and 8 at 7:30 pm, April 9 at 4:00 pm
Bay Area Children's Theatre production
Story by Astrid Lindgren
Adapted for the Stage by Thomas W. Olson
Music by Roberta Carlson
Additional Music by Victor Zupanc
Directed by Michael Mohammed
Annika and Tommy's new neighbor Pippi Longstocking has crazy red pigtails, a pet monkey named Mr. Nilsson, and a tendency to get caught up in one outrageous adventure after another! Whether she's fending off burglars, wrestling a circus strongman, or sailing away on a pirate ship, Pippi wins over even the sternest of hearts in this rollicking musical adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's beloved book. Recommended for age 5 and up. Performances run through March 19. Check desired date for location details.
Role: Mrs. Prysselius
Tickets - $25 *child, group, and senior discounts
Elizabeth Patterson, soprano
Alexandra Sessler, soprano
Corinne Rydman, mezzo-soprano
Eric Levintow, tenor
Waiton Farrell, bass-baritone
Osvaldo de Leon, piano
Artistic Director, Osvaldo de Leon
Singing excerpts from
I Capuleti e i Montecchi, I puritani, Norma by Vincenzo Bellini
L'elisir d'amore by G. Donizetti
Il barbiere di Siviglia, Guillaume Tell by G. Rossini
La traviata by G. Verdi
Please join us in this musical evening of love, struggle, and, above all, hope.
Exploring High Romanticism with music by Vincenzo Bellini, Richard Strauss, Florence Price, and Shase Hernandez.
Steve Bailey on piano
Livestream at 8 pm PST
Bellini - Tre ariette
Dolente immagine di Fille mia
Il fervido desiderio
Vaga luna, che inargenti
Ich trage meine Minne
Ruhe, meine Seele
Visible World (World Premiere)
The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face
An April Day
The Heart of a Woman
Four Encore Songs
The Poet and His Song
Everyone loves a player, and no one is more notorious than Don Giovanni. Based on the legend of the fictional Don Juan, Mozart's Don Giovanni follows the famous libertine to his end. Comedy, sex, murder, love, and beautiful music. Additional performance April 3 at 2:00 pm.
Directed by Jose Maria Condemi
Role: Donna Elvira
As Thousands Cheer is a fine conglomerate of political satire and memorable tunes such as "Heat Wave", "Easter Parade", and "Harlem on My Mind". Placed in a contemporary setting but maintaining the tongue in cheek charm, As Thousands Cheer is a show sure to be loved by all. Additional performance January 31.
At Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills, San Francisco Opera will offer a free preview of their fall production of Rossini's The Barber of Seville.
Dr. Kip Cranna—Dramaturg at SF Opera—will share his insights on this masterpiece of comic opera. Special guests from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music will perform and comment on musical excerpts. The 75-minute lecture & music program will be followed by a reception at which you can meet the performers and speakers. Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
Dr. Clifford (Kip) Cranna (featured speaker), Dramaturg, SF Opera
* Dr. Patrick Lloyd Hatcher (moderator), emeritus professor of history, UC Berkeley
Curt Pajer (piano), Opera Program Director, SF Conservatory of Music
Sidney Ragland (tenor), Postgraduate Diploma candidate, SF Conservatory of Music
Corinne Rydman (mezzo soprano), Master's of Music candidate, SF Conservatory of Music
* 5:45-7:00 p.m. Lecture, musical performances, and Q&A
* 7:00-7:45 p.m. Reception
FREE and open to the public.
The Valley Center for the Performing Arts (VCPA) is located on the campus of Holy Names University at 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619. For a campus map, click here. Inquiries about the program can be directed to Professor Chiho Sawada (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PARTNERS for the Arts third vocal awards competition on October 24 and 25, 2015, in search of opera’s rising stars.
Semifinal round: Saturday, October 24, 2015 beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Final round: Sunday, October 25, 2015 beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Both rounds will take place at The Lyceum, 201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314, and are free and open to the public.
The Fall 2015 artists perform staged scenes and musical excerpts from works by Bernstein, Sondheim, Rodgers, Loesser, and others.
The artists are performing a program of favorites from the Musical Theatre canon in a free presentation. Musical directed by Michael Horsley and directed by Michael Mohammed, Something in the So Big Sky features scenes from nine musicals that draw upon other works for inspiration, from the plays of Shakespeare to nineteenth century operas.
Role: Luce - "Sing for your Supper" Boys from Syracuse
Stephanie Blythe is an international superstar focused on the voice's most important objective, communication. Students will sing an art song composed to a sonnet in English. Unfortunately, this event is not open to the public.
Performing "The Glory of the Day Was in Her Face" - Florence Price (1887-1953)
Poetry by James Weldon Johnson
Three men all pursue the same woman: the old master apothecary Sempronio, the young and obnoxious Volpino, and the clever but timid Mengone. Each suitor tries to outwit the others while Grilletta pulls strings of her own in order to marry the man she loves.
Bay Area Opera Collaborative places the Goldini libretto in Albuquerque, New Mexico inside of the Breaking Bad universe. Walter White, Saul Goodman, and Jesse Pinkman all vie for the young Jane Margolis' heart.
Role - Volpino
Performing July 11, 17, 19, 23, & 25
Early music students from some of the United States' finest music programs perform selections from the Baroque repertoire. Hosted by the Smithsonian Chamber Music Society.
Selections from L'incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi with continuo
The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Opera Department presents a selection of opera scenes spanning from the classical era to contemporary and representing multiple languages. Free admission. Additional performance April 26 at 2:00 pm.
Role: Romeo, I Capuleti e i Montecchi by Vincenzo Bellini
Using songs that behave as one-act plays, four adults explore all the aspects to modern life: the good, the beautiful, the bad, the ugly, the awkward, the funny, the heart-breaking, ...
Free admission. Additional performance April 12 at 2:00 pm.
Role: Second Woman
Bay Area Opera Collaborative's first performance together, Opera Pops! Seven talented Bay Area Singers will perform favorite arias, duets, and ensembles from operatic and musical theater repertoire. Six languages will be presented in this fun concert of beautiful music that will also help us to raise funds for our upcoming fully staged production of Lo Speziale at Dragon Theatre in Redwood City. Online tickets
Ewa Nowicka, Mezzo Soprano
Corinne Rydman, Mezzo Soprano
Kathryn Benedicto, Soprano
Nicole Cooper, Soprano
Carmello Tringali, Tenor
Carmelo Rosado III, Tenor
Blake Quin, Tenor
Osvaldo de Leon, Pianist
This concert will feature music by Rossini, Stravinsky, Gordon, Sondheim, Luna, Britten, Donizetti, Moniuszko, Delibes, Mozart, Tchiakovsky, Puccini, Offenbach, and Verdi.
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About the Company:
Bay Area Opera Collaborative is a company powered by its artists, dedicated to creating exceptional performance and theater management opportunities with the goal of developing a passion for classical vocal music in the modern audience. Our goal is to reach a wider audience and include first-time opera goers. We hope you can join us for our debut recital.
Love triumphs as the most powerful force over humankind: Emperor Nero casts aside his wife, Ottavia, for the beautiful Poppea despite the counsel of his advisor, Seneca, the misfortune of Poppea's loving husband, Ottone, or the dwindling status of the empire. Semi-staged with period instruments.
Role: Nerone - emperor of Rome
By Maury Yeston.
Guido Contini, an Italian film director faces a creative block, distracted by the women of his life both past and present. As his world collapses around him, Guido must choose among his loyal wife, his exciting mistress, or his inspiring protégée. Additional performance February 1.
Role: Liliane La Fleur - Guido Contini's producer
Puccini's final opera about love and death in Peking, China. A strange prince wanders into the kingdom of Princess Turandot, a vicious beauty with a reputation of having would-be suitors beheaded. The prince falls in love with Turandot and pledges to win her hand, or die. You will recognize the prince's aria, "Nessun Dorma," a favorite of sports teams, car companies, and talent show competitors as well as international opera singers.
50 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT
Corinne's senior recital is a reflection of her mental state as she says goodbye to the school and community she loves and embraces the unknown.