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SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: The Barber of Seville

  • Valley Center for the Performing Arts 3500 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA, 94619 United States (map)

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 (

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