Opera

Saturday 11 AM -2 PM

Rigoletto (in Italian)

Aug 22, 2015

08/29/2015 - composed by Giuseppe Verdi

Thais

Aug 18, 2015

08/22/2015 - composed by Jules Massenethttp://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7

The Ghosts of Versailles

Aug 18, 2015

08/15/2015 - composed by John Corigliano

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7

The Marriage of Figaro

Aug 1, 2015

08/08/2015 - composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

The Barber of Seville

Jul 30, 2015

08/01/2015 - composed by Gioachino Rossini

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/25/2015 - Libretto by:  Nahum Tate / Béla Balázs

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/18/2015 - Libretto by:  Francesco Maria Piave, based on a play by Alexandre Dumas, fils

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,6,3

07/11/2015 - Rome in the year 1800 is a deadly place for dissidents. The painter Cavaradossi risks everything to shelter his comrade; but his lover, the fiery Tosca, keeps playing cat and mouse with the lustful and sadistic Baron Scarpia, the chief of police.  If Cavaradossi is condemned, will Tosca trade her honor to save him?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

Porgy and Bess

Jul 16, 2015

07/04/2015 - Lyric Opera Music Director Sir Andrew Davis calls "Porgy and Bess the great American opera." George Gershwin's 1935 opera is bursting with iconic songs.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

The Passenger

Jul 16, 2015

06/27/2015 - There's no escaping your past.  Aboard an ocean liner in the early 1960s, a West German diplomat, Walter, ad his wife, Liese, are bound for a new posting in Brazil.  But unbeknownst to her husband, Liese served as an SS officer in Auschwitz. Haunted by her past, she is stunned when she recognizes a fellow passenger; is it really her former prisoner?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

06/20/2015 - Tannhauser, minstrel and renegade, is lured into Venusberg, the erotic realm of the love goddess, Venus.  There he luxuriates in lust and sinful pleasure. Finally it's all too much. He longs to return to friends, rules of Christian conduct, and most of all to Elisabeth, the chaste young woman who will love and rogive him. Desperate to be cleansed of his sins, Tannhauser embarks on a pilgrimage to Rome - but will that be enough to make him forget Venusberg?

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

06/13/2015 - Approx. length 3 hours

06/06/2015 - Approx. length 3-1/2 hours

CAST:
Jane Seymour:  Jamie Barton
Smeton:  Kelley O’Connor
Anne Boleyn:  Sondra Radvanovsky
King Henry Viii:  John Relyea
Lord Rochford:  Richard Ollarsaba
Lord Richard Percy:  Bryan Hymel
Lord Hervey:  John Irvin

CONDUCTOR:  Patrick Summers
DIRECTOR:  Kevin Newbury
CHORUS:  Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

05/30/2015 - Approx. length 3 hours

CAST:
Ferrando:  Andrea Silvestrelli
Inez:  J’nai Bridges
Leonora:  Amber Wagner
Count Di Luna:  Quinn Kelsey
Manrico:  Yonghoon Lee
Azucena:  Stephanie Blythe
An Old Gypsy:  Kenneth Nichols
A Messenger:  Timothy Bradley
Ruiz:  Jonathan Johnson

05/23/2015 - Approx. length 3 hours

CAST:
Countess:  Renée Fleming
Clairon:  Anne Sofie von Otter
Count:  Bo Skovhus
Flamand:  William Burden
Olivier:  Audun Iversen
La Roche:  Peter Rose

CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  John Cox
REVIVAL DIRECTOR:  Peter McClintock

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=12,10,7,3

Don Carlo

Apr 6, 2015

04/11/2015 - Approximate running time 4 hrs. 35 min.

Dynamic maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Verdi’s ambitious score with a stand-out cast in Nicholas Hytner’s handsome production. Yonghoon Lee sings the title role, with Barbara Frittoli, Ekaterina Gubanova, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, James Morris, and Ferruccio Furlanetto, reprising his definitive portrayal of King Philip.

Co-production of the Metropolitan Opera; Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London; and the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Ernani by Verdi

Apr 6, 2015

04/04/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 25 min.

Plácido Domingo takes on the baritone role of Don Carlo for the first time in his legendary career. Francesco Meli and Luc Robert share the title role, and Angela Meade is the soprano heroine Elvira, caught between rivals for her love. Paul Nadler conducts.

http://www.metopera.org/opera/ernani-verdi-tickets

03/14/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 5 min.

Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of bel canto virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands. DiDonato is the “lady of the lake” of the title, and Flórez is the king who relentlessly pursues her, with their vocal fireworks embellishing the tragic plot. This Met premiere production is directed by Paul Curran and conducted by Michele Mariotti.

Carmen (Bizet)

Mar 10, 2015

03/07/2015 - Approximate running time 3 hrs. 20 min.

Richard Eyre’s stunning production returns with its original star, Elina Garanca, who plays the title role of the ill-fated temptress. Yonghoon Lee sings Carmen's desperate lover, Don José, and Louis Langrée conducts.

http://www.metopera.org/opera/carmen-bizet-tickets

09/27/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Die Frau ohne Schatten composed by Richard Strauss

3 hrs. 01 min.

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

The Barber of Seville

Sep 19, 2014

09/20/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents II Barbiere di Siviglia (in Italian) composed by Gioachino Rossini

2 hrs 44 mins

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Peter Grimes (in English)

Sep 19, 2014

09/13/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Peter Grimes composed by Benjamin Britten

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

09/06/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Der Fliegende Hollander (in German) composed by Richard Wagner

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Tosca (in Italian)

Sep 19, 2014

08/30/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Tosca composed by Giacomo Puccini

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

Mefistofele (in Italian)

Sep 19, 2014

08/23/2014 - San Francisco Opera presents Mefistofele composed by Arrigo Boito

http://www.wfmt.com/main.taf?p=1,1,41,46

08/16/2014 -

CAST:
Thaïs                 Nino Machaidze
Athanaël            Plácido Domingo
Nicias                Paul Groves
Palemon            Valentin Anikin
Albine                Milena Kitic
Crobyle             Hae Ji Chang
Myrtale              Cassandra Zoé Velasco
Servant             Kihun Yoon

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon

08/09/2014 -

CAST:
Lucia               Albina Shagimuratova
Edgardo           Saimir Pirgu
Enrico              Stephen Powell
Raimondo         James Creswell
Normanno         Joshua Guerrero
Alisa                 D'Ana Lombard
Arturo               Vladimir Dmitruk

CONDUCTOR:  James Conlon
CHORUS:   LA Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER:  Grant Gershon

Approx. Length:  2 hours 30 minutes

08/02/2014 -

07/19/2014 -

CAST:
Carmen           Patricia Bardon
Don José         Brandon Jovanovich
Micaëla            Pretty Yende
Escamillo         Ildebrando D'Arcangelo
Zuniga            Valentin Anikin
Moralès           Daniel Armstrong
Frasquita         Hae Ji Chang
Mercédès         Cassandra Zoé Velasco
El Remendado  Keith Jameson
El Dancaïre      Museop Kim
A Vendor         Melissa Treinkman
A Gypsy          Abdiel Gonzalez
A Soldier         Steven Pence

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