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Signal Flow 2018
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

Signal Flow 2018

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

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Hunter
Jul
14
to Jul 22

Hunter

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.

World-premiere by composer Joseph M. Colombo and librettist Caitlin Mullan
Commissioned and produced by Opera Theater Unlimited
July 14, 15, 21, 22

Director: Sarah Young
Music Director: Elliot James Encarnación

Role: Bronwyn

Tickets: $15/$25/$35

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La scala di seta
Apr
7
to Apr 9

La scala di seta

  • Spindrift School of Performing Arts (map)
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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

Role: Lucilla

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An Evening of Bel Canto
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening of Bel Canto

Phènix Opera Company's Voices of Hope concert series, presented in collaboration with the ALS Hope Foundation

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.

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Don Giovanni
Apr
1
to Apr 3

Don Giovanni

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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

$20 general admission/$15 for students, seniors, and Conservatory members

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SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: The Barber of Seville
Nov
17
5:45 PM17:45

SF Opera Preview at Holy Names: The Barber of Seville

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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

Program

* 5:45-7:00 p.m.  Lecture, musical performances, and Q&A

* 7:00-7:45 p.m.  Reception 

Admission

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 (sawada@hnu.edu).

https://www.hnu.edu/event/sf-opera-preview-holy-names-barber-seville-appsi-speaker-series

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Partners for the Arts Vocal Competition
Oct
24
1:30 PM13:30

Partners for the Arts Vocal Competition

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.

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Lo speziale
Jul
11
to Jul 25

Lo speziale

  • Dragon Productions Theatre Company (map)
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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

Tickets $22

Performing July 11, 17, 19, 23, & 25

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Opera Scenes
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Opera Scenes

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Concert Hall (map)
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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

http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=794

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L'incoronazione di Poppea
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

L'incoronazione di Poppea

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music - Concert Hall (map)
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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.

Free admission

Role: Nerone - emperor of Rome

http://calendar.sfcm.edu/index.php?eID=752

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Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

Turandot

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.

Utah Opera
Puccini's Turandot
Capitol Theater
50 W 200 S
Salt Lake City, UT

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