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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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