Thursday, May 07, 2015

Summer Opera in San Francisco

This summer the San Francisco Opera will present:

 Berlioz' The Trojans

Anna Caterina Antonacci Cassandra [I've seen her only in Carmen before.]
Susan Graham [her wonderful Dido, SFO regular], 
Bryan Hymel [his fabulous Aeneas, seen also as Faust.] 
Sasha Cooke. [Also SFO regular]
New Production by David McVicar, 
Conducted by Donald Runnicles.  

Marco Tutino’s La Ciociara (Two Women)

This is a world premiere starring Anna Caterina Antonacci, Dimitri Pittas and Mark Delavan, Directed by Francesca Zambello, Conducted by Nicola Luisotti.  I'm planning to watch the movie with Sophia Loren before.  Here is another version from Teatro lirico di Cagliari, 24 novembre 2017.

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro 

Susanna is Lisette Oropesa, our marathon running opera singer; 
Figaro is Philippe Sly; 
Countess Almaviva will be Nadine Sierra, another former Adler Fellow; 
Cherubino is Kate Lindsey and Angela Brower; 
Count Almaviva is my favorite Luca Pisaroni; and 
Bartolo is John Del Carlo. 
Conducted by Patrick Summers. 

Opera in San Francisco is always a joy.

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