2015 Calendar

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August

Saturday, August 8, 2 pm
Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason
Don Pasquale

Saturday, August 22, 7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House
Merola Grand Finale and Reception

September

Sunday, September 27, 1:00 pm | Free screening | SF Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Merola Goes to the Movies presents
Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini
Starring Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns, Michel Sénéchal
In Italian with English subtitles | Performance time – 2 hours, 26 minutes
For more information, please see below

November

Sunday, November 15, 1:00 pm | Free screening | SF Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Merola Goes to the Movies presents
La Bohème (2008)
Giacomo Puccini
Starring Anna Netrebko (merola 1996), Rolando Villazón (merola 1998), Nicole Cabell, George van Bergen, Adrian Eröd , Vitaly Kovalyov.
In Italian with English subtitles | Performnace time – 1 hour, 49 minutes
For more information, please see below

January

Sunday, January 24th, 1:00 pm | Free screening | SF Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Merola Goes to the Movies presents
Romeo et Juliette (2008)
Charles Gounod
Salzburg Festival – Performance time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Starring Rolando Villazon (Merola 1998), Nino Machaidze, Russell Braun, Laurent Mikhail Petrenko, Falk Struckmann.
For more information, please see below

March

Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 pm | Free screening | SF Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Merola Goes to the Movies presents
Rigoletto (1981)
Giuseppe Verdi
Wiener Opera Philharmoniker
In Italian with English subtitles |Performance time 2 hours, 8 minutes
Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Victoria Vergara, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Riccardo Chailly.
For more information, please see below

May

Sunday, May 29th, 1:00 pm | Free screening | SF Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Merola Goes to the Movies presents
La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Starring Joyce DiDonato (Merola 1997), Juan Diego Flórez, Bruno De Simone, Simón Orfila. Conductor Patrick Summers (Merola 1986,1987).
In Italian with English subtitles |Performance time – 1 hour, 30 minutes
For more information, please see below

Merola Events


Merola Goes to the Movies


Screenings at the San Francisco Public Library (100 Larkin Street) | Koret Auditorium
Admission is free | Seating is on a first-come basis. Doors open at 12:30 pm.


See legendary operas captured on film. Merola Goes to the Movies brings opera master works to the silver screen for free. All screenings take place at the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch in the beautiful Koret Auditorium. A pre-screening talk by a Merola representative gives you fascinating insights about the opera. You can enter a free drawing to win great prizes.

Sunday, September 27, 1:00 pm
Madama Butterfly
Giacomo Puccini
Starring Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns, Michel Sénéchal
In Italian with English subtitles | Performance time – 2 hours, 26 minutes


Sunday, November 15, 1:00 pm
La Bohème (2008)
Giacomo Puccini
Starring Anna Netrebko (merola 1996), Rolando Villazón (merola 1998), Nicole Cabell, George van Bergen, Adrian Eröd , Vitaly Kovalyov
In Italian with English subtitles | Performnace time – 1 hour, 49 minutes


Sunday, January 24th, 1:00 pm
Romeo et Juliette (2008)
Charles Gounod
Salzburg Festival – Performance time: 2 hours, 41 minutes
In French with English subtitles
Starring Rolando Villazon (Merola 1998), Nino Machaidze, Russell Braun, Laurent Mikhail Petrenko, Falk Struckmann


Sunday, March 20th, 1:00 pm
Rigoletto (1981)
Giuseppe Verdi
Wiener Opera Philharmoniker
In Italian with English subtitles |Performance time 2 hours, 8 minutes
Starring Luciano Pavarotti, Ingvar Wixell, Edita Gruberova, Victoria Vergara, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Riccardo Chailly


Sunday, May 29th, 1:00 pm
La Cenerentola
Gioachino Rossini
Gran Teatre del Liceu
Starring Joyce DiDonato (Merola 1997), Juan Diego Flórez, Bruno De Simone, Simón Orfila. Conductor Patrick Summers (Merola 1986,1987)
In Italian with English subtitles |Performance time – 1 hour, 30 minutes


We are pleased to partner with Unitel Classica, one of the world's leading producers and distributors of classical music for audiovisual media. They have generously provided their films for all our screenings.

For more information, contact Merola at 415.936.2324 or mop@merola.org.

Sunday, September 27, 1:00 pm
Madama Butterfly
SF Public Library | Koret Auditorium
Admission is free

The third season of Merola Goes to the Movies begins with Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly. Starring Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig and conducted by Herbert von Karajan, this stunning production captures all the joy and emotion of this legendary work. Free admission.

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