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2017


February


Thursday, February 16 at 6:30 pm
Romantic Favorites by Liszt, Schubert, and Chopin
A special piano recital showcasing Merola alumnus and current San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, Ronny Michael Greenberg.

The Italian Cultural Institute (601 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102)

Wine, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert will be served.
Suggested donation $100 per guest. (Proceeds will help support Ronny’s efforts to secure a U.S. Work Visa.)
Please RSVP to Ruben Pimentel at (415) 936-2323 or GreenbergRSVP@merola.org.

March


Wednesday, March 1, at 7 pm
Church and State: The separation and interplay between coach and voice teacher

​How do opera singers prepare a role?

​San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald and Director of Musical Studies Mark Morash are joined by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, illuminating the differences between vocal technique and musical coaching, and how they complement each other.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Herbst Theatre
​401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Open to all current Merola members, RSVP (limit 4 spaces) by February 24 to Miriam Rosenfeld at mrosenfeld@merola.org or (415) 936-2311.​

Sunday, March 26 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Cody Quattlebaum ('16), Taylor Raven ('16), and Mark Morash ('87)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here.

April


Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Sol Jin ('15) and Kirill Kuzmin ('14, '15)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here.

Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Anthony Reed ('14), Toni Marie Palmertree ('15), and John Churchwell ('96)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here.

Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Amina Edris ('15), Andrew Manea ('16), Amitai Pati ('16), and Warren Jones
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
For more information, click here.

Tickets for all San Francisco performances go on sale Monday, April 17 and may be purchased by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330 or by visiting merola.org or sfopera.com. The box office is open Monday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets for the Bing Concert Hall performance on the Stanford University campus go on sale in early June and may be purchased online at live.stanford.edu; by calling 650-724-2464; or in person at 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

June


Sunday, June 11
Merola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Gala & Concert
City Hall & Herbst Theatre
For more information, click here.
Gala Tickets (include reception, dinner, concert & dessert after-party): $600 and $1500 Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick, Issachah Savage, Quinn Kelsey, and many more noted Merola alums return for an evening of song and Merola memories in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Merola Opera Program.

Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Sunday, July 9, 2:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Tickets: $45/$25 (SF) and $25 to $45 (Palo Alto)
Featuring staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles.

Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 pm
La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi), Sāvitri (Holst), and The Bear (Walton)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
(English supertitles will accompany each opera)
Tickets: $70/$50
A triple bill of one-act operas
La Serva Padrona is a quintessential operatic work that links history to the present with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master. In Sāvitri, Holst reaches into the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focusing on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman. The series closes with Walton’s The Bear, where a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.

Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
(performed in Italian with English supertitles)
Tickets: $70/$50
In Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme.

Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm
Merola Grand Finale and reception
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Concert Tickets: $50/$40/$25 Reception Tickets: $75
Celebrate with the 2017 Merola young artists one last time before they head out to dazzle audiences around the world! The Merola Grand Finale is an exciting evening at the War Memorial Opera House, featuring scenes from some of opera’s most thrilling moments. Program to be announced at a later date.

Post-performance reception (10 pm) with the artists takes place at the War Memorial Veterans Building’s Green Room. A separate ticket is required for admission to the reception. For reception tickets, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.