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September


Sunday, September 11th, 1:00 pm
SF Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)
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A brilliant cast headlined by 1996 alumna Anna Netrebko, Mozart's classic explores the rich complexities in Beaumarchais's sublime story of romantic intrigue and class prejudice.


Sunday, September 25, 1:00PM
Burlingame Library (480 Primrose Road, Burlingame)
La bohème
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Please note: This screening takes place at the Burlingame Library.

Starring Merola Opera Program alums Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996) and Rolando Villazón (Merola 1998). Puccini's legendary work tells the story of young artists who find and lose love in bohemian Paris and face the heartbreaking truth that love is not stronger than death. This film version, featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, brings to vivid life the garrets and cafés of the City of Light and the joy and tragedy of la vie bohème. Performed in Italian with English subtitles.

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.


November


Sunday, November 20th, 1:00 pm
SF Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
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2006 Salzburg Festival production featuring Rene Pape, Diana Damrau, Paul Groves, Franz Grundheber, and Christian Gerhaher. A dragon, a princess in distress, a wicked queen, an enchanted flute. A treat for all ages set to a ravishing Mozart score.


2017


January


Sunday, January 29th, 2017, 1:00 pm
SF Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
Carmen
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2006 Royal Opera House production featuring Anna Caterina Antonacci, Jonas Kaufmann, and Ildebrando D'Arcangelo. Love, obsession, bullfights, cigarette girls, and smugglers. The tragic story of the unforgettable Carmen plays out with passionate intensity in a vibrant production that makes Bizet’s familiar score seem fresh and new.


March


Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 1:00 pm
SF Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
L'italiana in Algeri
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2013 Rossini Opera Festival production featuring Mario Cassi, Alex Esposito, and Mariangela Sicilia. Rossini’s sparkling story of the intrepid Isabella and the men who love her turns into a swinging sixties, James Bond-style adventure in this madcap, gag-filled, and vocally exquisite production.


May


Sunday, May 28th, 1:00 pm
SF Public Library Main Branch (100 Larkin Street)
La traviata
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2005 Salzburg Festival production featuring Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996), Rolando Villazon (Merola 1998), and Thomas Hampson (Merola 1980). Three brilliant Merola alumni bring to life the romance and tragedy in Verdi’s heart-rending, musically exquisite version of the Lady of Camelias.


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