Archive for the ‘Opera’ Category

Our San Francisco Opera Has a Hit on Its Hands: Read All the Great Reviews for “Show Boat”

Friday, June 6th, 2014

(Certainly this is not your typical opera.)

The reviews are IN:

S.F. Opera review: ‘Show Boat’ a riveting slice of the South by Joshua Kosman

“Show Boat” – Jerome Kern’s Masterpiece at San Francisco Opera by Sean Martinfield

Review: San Francisco Opera’s ‘Show Boat’ sizzles by Richard Scheinin

San Francisco Theater Review: SHOW BOAT by Paul Selar

Get the deets at our San Francisco Opera.

OMG, It’s Opera Season! Get Your Tickets Now – “Heart of a Soldier” World Premiere – “Carmen for Families”

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Well, our San Francisco Opera‘s  2011 season is just around the corner. Look what’s in store:

Check out Heart of a Soldier – that’s a World Premiere right there. It’s about 9/11, among other things. Looks like it could be awesome.

Or Carmen for Families – our SF Opera has a couple of those shows going this season.

Get your tickets now, why not?

Be like this guy – he’ll be there this season, prob.

“Opera in the Alley,” Maiden Lane, specifically.

From Jeremy Brooks – click to expand

All right, see you there!

1961 Dello Joio/Hoffman, Blood Moon
1976 Imbrie/Hall, Angle of Repose
1976 Ives, Meeting Mr. Ives [Spring Opera Theater]
1980 Mechem, Tartuffe [Opera Center]
1982 Fine, The Women in the Garden [Opera Center]
1982 Harbison, Full Moon in March [Opera Center]
1994 Susa/ Littell, The Dangerous Liaisons
1998 Previn/Littell, A Streetcar Named Desire
2000 Heggie/McNally, Dead Man Walking
2001 Chukhadjian/Tersian, Arshak II
2005 Adams/Sellars, Doctor Atomic
2007 Pasatieri, The Hotel Casablanca [Merola Opera Program]
2007 Glass/Hampton, Appomattox
2008 Wallace/Tan, The Bonesetter’s Daughter
2011 Theofanidis/DiNovelli, Heart of a Soldier (planned)

Do You Look Like This Sexy Man? If So, Feel Free to Apply to be a Supernumerary in Our SF Opera’s Turandot!

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Turnadot is coming on September 9th, 2011 at our San Francisco Opera – here’s your chance to be part of the show.

Vis the SF Opera Facebook:

Do you look like this? We are looking for 4 men to be supernumeraries in Turandot wearing this costume (or lack there of!). Anyone interested in this chance of a lifetime should call 415-565-6481 or email Not a lot of pay, but a lot of exposure! Rehearsals start next week, so don’t delay.” 

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Oh my.

What It’s Like at the San Francisco Opera – The Bay Citizen Presents “Our Night at the Opera”

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Aida is still playing at our San Francisco Opera – you’ll have until December 5th, 2010 to check it out for as cheap as $20.

But first, see what it’s like behind-the-scenes at The Bay Citizen‘s multimedia tick tock: Our Night at thre Opera.

And here are some of their vids:

Opera singer Zajick warming up in the hallway:
7:24 PM – Outside the Stage Door, Dolora Zajick Warms Up

A really charmingly candid moment with SF Opera Music Director:
10:38 PM – The Last Word to Nicola Luisotti

Credit: Russel Daniels

All right, see you there!

Brace Yourselves – Tosca is Coming to the San Francisco Opera June 2-26

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

For the price of just one San Francisco parking ticket, you can grab two friends and go see Puccini’s Tosca at the San Francisco Opera from June 2 to June 26, 2009. That’s right, as little as $20 will get you a seat this go around. You are so there, dude!

What’s wrong with that? Read the FAQ, baby – the choices you see before you are specifically designed for opera virgins, for Philistines such as yourself. It’s accessible for All.

See you there!

An idealistic artist, a celebrated singer and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great melodrama set in 1800 is anything but dated. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, praised by The New York Times for her “lushly beautiful sound and poignant vulnerability,” makes her Company debut in the title role. Baritone Lado Ataneli (Scarpia) has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as possessing “one of the healthiest, roundest, most mellifluous voices on the planet.” Honey-voiced Italian tenor Roberto Aronica makes up the third side of this fatal love triangle.