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JanuarySunday, January 29th, 1 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.
February Saturday, February 4 at 3 pm
Living American Poets and Composer: a Merola Opera Program and Musica Marin world premiere collaboration.
Renowned Merola alumni Baritone Mark Diamond, Mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm and Musica Marin musicians present a concert event of arias and songs from Brahms to Borzoni.
We are excited to present the world premiere songs and song cycles of Musica Marin’s composer-in-residence Clint Borzoni, and poets John Grimmett, Sally M. Gall, Gavin Geoffrey Dillard, and Judith G Wolf.
Come hear how Borzoni encapsulates love, humor, mystery, passion, and coming of age through the poetry of four living American poets. The concert will also include a new arrangement of the aria, "Two Nooses" from"When Adonis Calls” for baritone, viola, cello and piano. Enjoy a glass of wine, appetizers and conversation with the poets, composer, artists and other culture-loving patrons in a prestigious beautiful private home along the bay.
To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite. Saturday, February 11 at 5:30 pm
Toni Marie Palmertree (Merola 2015) and Ronny Michael Greenberg (Merola 2014) in Recital
Sponsored by the Merola Opera Program and the Shoshana Foundation
Gypsy Songs by Brahms and Dvořák, Latin songs by Sandoval, and a selection of songs by Jake HeggieToni Marie was recently hailed by critics in her role debut as Madame Butterfly at San Francisco Opera
Berkeley Hillside Club (2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709)
$50 per person
Wine and Cheese reception at 5:30 pm
Recital program begins at 6:00 pm
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or call Miriam Rosenfeld at (415) 936-2311. 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.
JuneSunday, June 11
City Hall & Herbst TheatreMerola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Gala & Concert
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Celebrate 60 years of training the future of opera. Enjoy an exclusive dinner at San Francisco's City Hall, followed by a special concert at the Herbst Theatre featuring Merola alums, and a dessert after-party.
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