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examiner.com
Opera Parallèle announces plans for 2016–2017 seasonthe adventure and romance (not to mention turbulence) of travel. The vocalists
Opera Parallèle announces plans for 2016–2017 season
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
the adventure and romance (not to mention turbulence) of travel. The vocalists will be former Adler Fellows from the San Francisco Opera, soprano Nikki Einfeld, mezzo Renée Rapier, and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu. The evening will also again... Read more
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Merola will turn to Mozart for the second opera in its 2016 Summer Festivalthan the student tickets may be purchased in advance online through separate ev
Merola will turn to Mozart for the second opera in its 2016 Summer Festival
examiner.com / Posted 3 days ago
than the student tickets may be purchased in advance online through separate event pages for Thursday and Saturday on the San Francisco Opera Web site. Tickets may also be purchased by visiting the San Francisco Opera Box Office, in the front... Read more
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San Francisco Opera’s new Janáček production fires mightily on all cylindersYesterday afternoon the San Francisco Opera presented the second of six perform
San Francisco Opera’s new Janáček production fires mightily on all cylinders
examiner.com / Posted 7 days ago
Yesterday afternoon the San Francisco Opera presented the second of six performances of its new production of Leoš Janáček’s three-act operaJenůfa. The staging is by Oliver Tambosi, originally created for the Hamburg State Opera but similar in some... Read more
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Karita Mattila stars in San Francisco Opera’s ‘Jenůfa’In the final production of its 2016 summer season, San Francisco Opera presents
Karita Mattila stars in San Francisco Opera’s ‘Jenůfa’
examiner.com / Posted 9 days ago
In the final production of its 2016 summer season, San Francisco Opera presents Leoš Janáček’s compelling drama, Jenůfa - a tragic story, but also one of love and forgiveness. The production has received rave reviews following its opening earlier... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
SF Opera sings Gockley’s praisescenter of it all, looking appropriately pleased, was the guest of honor himself
SF Opera sings Gockley’s praises
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
center of it all, looking appropriately pleased, was the guest of honor himself. Gockley appeared onstage to present the San Francisco Opera Medal of Honor to Fleming on the 25th anniversary of her company debut, and later delivered an address in... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Opera pulls out all the stops for David Gockleyshare a lifelong passion for opera. “He’s a baritone, I’m a tenor,” said Brooks
Opera pulls out all the stops for David Gockley
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
share a lifelong passion for opera. “He’s a baritone, I’m a tenor,” said Brooks. Brooks and Tarczynski have become San Francisco Opera regulars during Gockley’s local run. “I like that he puts a lot of emphasis on the quality of the... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
SF Opera Offers a Riveting DON CARLO. Categorythis opera, super-vising its translation into Italian and offering several revi
SF Opera Offers a Riveting DON CARLO. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 9 days ago
this opera, super-vising its translation into Italian and offering several revised versions of it in Italian. Our current San Francisco Opera production, which opened Sunday, June 12, uses the 1886 Modena version in Italian. German playwright... Read more
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The Mercury News
S.F. Opera director David Gockley honored in star-studded concertIt was a starry, starry night Thursday at the War Memorial Opera House, as the
S.F. Opera director David Gockley honored in star-studded concert
The Mercury News / Posted 10 days ago
It was a starry, starry night Thursday at the War Memorial Opera House, as the San Francisco Opera threw a party in honor of David Gockley, who retires next month after 10 years as the company's general director. "Celebrating David!" featured... Read more
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examiner.com
Gockley Gala: champion of opera to become 'Emeritus'San Francisco Opera is a large organization in a small city. Maybe not everybod
Gockley Gala: champion of opera to become 'Emeritus'
examiner.com / Posted 10 days ago
San Francisco Opera is a large organization in a small city. Maybe not everybody knows your name here, but we all know David Gockley, so as the Opera's general director is approaching his retirement with the end of the summer season, a "Celebrating... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
‘Jenufa’ is a triumph for Mattila, SF OperaKostelnicka, the imperious and morally conflicted stepmother in Janácek’s fierc
‘Jenufa’ is a triumph for Mattila, SF Opera
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 12 days ago
Kostelnicka, the imperious and morally conflicted stepmother in Janácek’s fierce drama “Jenufa.” She finally did so at the San Francisco Opera on Tuesday night, and the results were even more intense and brilliant than we could have hoped. In... Read more
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Is song another elephant?Hampsong Foundation in collaboration with SFCM, the San Francisco Symphony, and
Is song another elephant?
examiner.com / Posted 12 days ago
Hampsong Foundation in collaboration with SFCM, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Adler Fellowship Program of the San Francisco Opera. In addition to Hampson, participants included Adler alumna mezzo Renée Rapier, first-year Adler Fellow... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
A vocally triumphant ‘Don Carlo’most pronounced ovation during the vocally triumphant opening performance Sunda
A vocally triumphant ‘Don Carlo’
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 13 days ago
most pronounced ovation during the vocally triumphant opening performance Sunday, June 12, of Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the San Francisco Opera — indeed, the most extravagantly physical show of delight I’ve heard from an opera audience in years —... Read more
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examiner.com
Music and narrative thrive in San Francisco Opera’s Verdi revivalYesterday afternoon in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Opera (SFO)
Music and narrative thrive in San Francisco Opera’s Verdi revival
examiner.com / Posted 14 days ago
Yesterday afternoon in the War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco Opera (SFO) gave the first of its six scheduled performances of one of Giuseppe Verdi’s most ambitious operas, Don Carlo. The stage director was Emilio Sagi, reviving a production... Read more
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examiner.com
San Francisco Opera honors David Gockleyopera in this country. Next month he retires from a 45-year career, having spen
San Francisco Opera honors David Gockley
examiner.com / Posted 14 days ago
opera in this country. Next month he retires from a 45-year career, having spent the past 10 years as general director of San Francisco Opera, and leaving behind a remarkable legacy. It is fitting, therefore, that San Francisco Opera is... Read more
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examiner.com
Merola’s first full-length opera will be Conrad Susa’s interpretation of Sextonfor every summer since 2012. In addition he served as Revival Director for the
Merola’s first full-length opera will be Conrad Susa’s interpretation of Sexton
examiner.com / Posted 17 days ago
for every summer since 2012. In addition he served as Revival Director for the return of Emilio Sagi’s staging for the San Francisco Opera of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, when it was given its second round of performances this... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
Fare thee well, Mr. Gockley!David Gockley, the sixth general director of the San Francisco Opera, is retiri
Fare thee well, Mr. Gockley!
Bay Area Reporter / Posted 18 days ago
David Gockley, the sixth general director of the San Francisco Opera, is retiring at the end of the current season, but the stamp of his veteran know-how will still be apparent in the repertoire and casting of productions for 2017-18. His legacy,... Read more
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examiner.com
Don Carlo, the ultimate entertainment experience at San Francisco Operawith a blast that stabs your spirit wide awake. And, few places provide a bette
Don Carlo, the ultimate entertainment experience at San Francisco Opera
examiner.com / Posted 19 days ago
with a blast that stabs your spirit wide awake. And, few places provide a better setting for this experience that our own San Francisco Opera House. Just walking into this very special place sets the stage for grand things to come. Opening this... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
In Opera 5’s Die Fledermaus, the audience is the partyRule 3: All operas have exactly the same structure.) Opera Cheats, which are n
In Opera 5’s Die Fledermaus, the audience is the party
The Globe and Mail / Posted 19 days ago
Rule 3: All operas have exactly the same structure.) Opera Cheats, which are now used by opera companies from the COC to San Francisco Opera, are a perfect example of Opera 5’s philosophy. Krehm quotes her partner in summing up their attitude:... Read more
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SFO Summer 2016 will continue with its remaining two operas starting on SundayOver the next seven days San Francisco Opera (SFO) will introduce the remaining
SFO Summer 2016 will continue with its remaining two operas starting on Sunday
examiner.com / Posted 19 days ago
Over the next seven days San Francisco Opera (SFO) will introduce the remaining two operas in its Summer 2016 season. The first of these will be the revival of a production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo last performed in 1998. This will then be... Read more
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Merola Opera Program 2016 Summer Festival begins next monthNess Muni station. Tickets will be $25 with a $40 premium rate and a student pr
Merola Opera Program 2016 Summer Festival begins next month
examiner.com / Posted 22 days ago
Ness Muni station. Tickets will be $25 with a $40 premium rate and a student price of $15. Tickets are being sold by the San Francisco Opera (SFO) Box Office, located at the front entrance to the War Memorial Opera House at 301 Van Ness Avenue,... Read more
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San Francisco Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ airs on KDFCfirst Sunday of the month is opera night on KDFC, and this month the Bay Area’s
San Francisco Opera’s ‘Barber of Seville’ airs on KDFC
examiner.com / Posted 24 days ago
first Sunday of the month is opera night on KDFC, and this month the Bay Area’s classical music radio station broadcasts San Francisco Opera’s 2015 production of Rossini’s opera buffa, The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), which... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
American Music: A new modern-day CarmenCarmen by Georges BizetSan Francisco OperaMay 22–June 3Taube Philanthropies Pre
American Music: A new modern-day Carmen
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 24 days ago
Carmen by Georges BizetSan Francisco OperaMay 22–June 3Taube Philanthropies Presents Opera at the BallparkFree Live Simulcast at the AT & T Park July 2 Bizet’s Carmen is one of the most loved of operas but it also one of the most controversial as... Read more
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LIEDER ALIVE! will conclude fifth season with a Merola Opera Program alumnusJohn Parr, currently Head of Music Staff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. For eleve
LIEDER ALIVE! will conclude fifth season with a Merola Opera Program alumnus
examiner.com / Posted 25 days ago
John Parr, currently Head of Music Staff at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. For eleven years Parr was Head of Music Staff at the San Francisco Opera (SFO), and he continues to return regularly to San Francisco to coach both young artists in Merola and... Read more
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Bay Area Reporter
Defiant 'Carmen'In a bold but calculated move, the San Francisco Opera opened its summer season
Defiant 'Carmen'
Bay Area Reporter / Posted 25 days ago
In a bold but calculated move, the San Francisco Opera opened its summer season last week with the U.S. premiere of Calixto Bieito's notorious production of Bizet's Carmen. The show will also be simulcast free at AT&T Park on July 2. If the Opera is... Read more
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examiner.com
Ginger Costa-Jackson presents a Carmen that definitely deserves attentionIf Calixto Bieito’s staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, currently being presente
Ginger Costa-Jackson presents a Carmen that definitely deserves attention
examiner.com / Posted 26 days ago
If Calixto Bieito’s staging of Georges Bizet’s Carmen, currently being presented by the San Francisco Opera (SFO) at the War Memorial Opera House, seems to have given little (if any) attention to developing motivated personalities behind any of the... Read more
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Carmen and her first-cast friends have real problems with Bieito’s productionsilhouette of a bull looms over the third act of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in its
Carmen and her first-cast friends have real problems with Bieito’s production
examiner.com / Posted 28 days ago
silhouette of a bull looms over the third act of Georges Bizet’s Carmen in its current staging by Calixto Bieito for the San Francisco Opera (SFO), given its third performance (the second by the first cast) yesterday afternoon at the War Memorial... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
A 'Carmen' in San Francisco breaks down barriersspeaks. Such talk has been more than enough to inspire fear in the hearts of wa
A 'Carmen' in San Francisco breaks down barriers
Los Angeles Times / Posted 28 days ago
speaks. Such talk has been more than enough to inspire fear in the hearts of wary American opera companies. But thanks to San Francisco Opera, Bieito’s “Carmen,” which originated in Catalonia in 1999, is finally his first opera production to come... Read more
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The Berkeley Daily Planet
A Controversial CARMEN at SF Opera. Categoryand has been performed on several continents since, is here staged by Bieito’s
A Controversial CARMEN at SF Opera. Category
The Berkeley Daily Planet / Posted 28 days ago
and has been performed on several continents since, is here staged by Bieito’s longtime collaborator, Joan Anton Rechi. A San Francisco Opera press release noted that “this production contains violence, nudity and suggestive behavior. Parent... Read more
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Bold new production of ‘Carmen’ for San Francisco Operawhom the New York Times described as “the vocally plush and lovely mezzo-sopran
Bold new production of ‘Carmen’ for San Francisco Opera
examiner.com / Posted 29 days ago
whom the New York Times described as “the vocally plush and lovely mezzo-soprano” following her appearance as Giulietta in San Francisco Opera’s 2013 production of Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Ginger Costa-Jackson whose most recent performance as... Read more
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The Mercury News
Opening of updated 'Carmen' at San Francisco Opera packed more visual than vocal punchSAN FRANCISCO -- The new "Carmen" at San Francisco Opera isn't the usual night
Opening of updated 'Carmen' at San Francisco Opera packed more visual than vocal punch
The Mercury News / Posted 30 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO -- The new "Carmen" at San Francisco Opera isn't the usual night out in old Seville. There's little sun, less romance and no happy, hip-swinging Gypsies in Calixto Bieito's rough-edged and often startlingly insightful staging of Bizet's... Read more
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