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Merola Opera Program 2014 Public Performances


Temple Emanu-El
2 Lake St, San Francisco, CA 94118
For directions, please click here.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27 5:30 pm
Quilter Song Cycle & Tosti Songs
Pene Pati, Tenor
Sun Ha Yoon, Piano

Tickets: $25
$15 Student rush with valid ID*
*Available at Temple Emanu-El 30 minutes before the performances; 2 tickets per ID; subject to availability.

Order tickets now by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office at
(415) 864-3330 or visit the Box Office at 301 Van Ness Avenue.
Hours: Monday 10am – 5pm, Tuesday–Saturday 10am – 6pm.
On Saturdays, orders are available by phone only, not in-person.
Casts, programs, prices and schedules are subject to change.

Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival

Tickets on sale to Merola members in April - To the general public starting May 5

A Streetcar Named Desire
Everett Auditorium - 450 Church Street in San Francisco
July 10, 7:30 pm
July 12, 2 pm

Conductor | Mark Morash
Director | Jose Maria Condemi

By André Previn
Libretto by Philip Littell
New reduced orchestration by Peter Grunberg
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams
In English with projected English texts

After losing her home and her job, delusional southern belle Blanche DuBois arrives in New Orleans, taking a streetcar named “Desire” to live with her sister Stella and Stella’s brutish husband Stanley. Sexual tension quickly develops between Blanche and her brother-in-law—until slowly her dark secrets and lies come to light.

Previn’s jazz-influenced score, combined with a potent libretto by Philip Littell, preserves the emotional impact of Tennessee Williams’s play—creating a searing musical drama where the lines between fantasy and reality blur, with tragic consequences.

Schwabacher Summer Concert
July 17, 7:30 pm Everett Auditorium - 450 Church Street in San Francisco
July 19, 2 pm Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

Conductor | Eric Melear
Director | Roy Rallo

Some of opera‘s greatest moments are woven together in this annual concert of extended scenes. Sit back and revel in the artistry of tomorrow’s opera stars as they perform excerpts from Madama Butterfly, Carmen, Mignon, La Cenerentola, Semele and other masterworks. Join us indoors, at Everett Auditorium, or outdoors at the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.

Don Giovanni
July 31, 7:30 pm
August 2, 2 pm
Everett Auditorium - 450 Church Street in San Francisco

Conductor | Martin Katz
Director | James Darrah

By W.A. Mozart
Llibretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
In Italian with English supertitles

The ultimate playboy comes to Merola this summer. With more than 2,000 romantic conquests, Don Giovanni lives life in the fast lane until a mysterious meeting with a statue begins his downward spiral.

From overture to epilogue, this opera is considered by many to be Mozart’s greatest work, filled with sweeping melodies and a stirring finale that will leave you trapped between heaven and hell.

Merola Grand Finale
August 16, 7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House

Conductor | Ari Pelto
Director | Omer Ben Seadia

Hear the amazing Merola artists before they head out to dazzle audiences on opera stages around the world. Join us for a thrilling evening of arias and scenes from beloved opera works, under the baton of Maestro Ari Pelto with direction by Merola apprentice stage director Omer Ben Seadia.

Following the performance, toast the artists’ successes at a celebratory reception in the War Memorial Opera House Lower Level Café. (Reception tickets sold separately).

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