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2014 News

Season Announcement

Merola Goes to the Movies: You're Invited Janos Gereben,San Francisco Classical Voice, October 22, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/music-news-oct-22-2013#merola-goes-to-the-movies-you-re-invited


Music News: Merola 2014: Streetcar, Don Giovanni Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, October 22, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-2014-streetcar-don-giovanni


Plans for Merola Opera Program’s 2014 summer season Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, January 1, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/plans-for-merola-opera-program-s-2014-summer-season


Summer Arts preview Leslie Katz, SF Examiner, May 29, 2014
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/summer-arts-preview-classical-and-dance-performances/Content?oid=2809562


The 2014 Merola Opera Program performance schedule Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, June 7, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/the-2014-merola-opera-program-performance-schedule


Bay Area classical music: A summer guide Richard Scheinin, San Jose Mercury News, June 16, 2014
http://www.mercurynews.com/music/ci_25975261/bay-area-classical-music-summer-guide


Classical Music News: Merola Program takes Streetcar Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, March 18, 2014
https://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-program-hits-streetcar


Twenty-Nine Artists to Participate in the 57th Season of the MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM, 6/2-8/17 Opera News Desk, Broadway World, March 19, 2013
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwopera/article/Twenty-Nine-Artists-to-Participate-in-the-57th-Season-of-the-MEROLA-OPERA-PROGRAM-62-817-20140319-page2#OCkqzmMm6JuAuQTV.99


SFCM alumna enjoys two major achievements Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, March 20, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/sfcm-alumna-enjoys-two-major-achievements


Press Release Musical America, March 25, 2014
http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyid=31506&categoryid=5&archived=0


Merola Master Classes

Steven Blier takes a bold approach to coaching Henri Duparc’s Phidyle Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 24, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/steven-blier-takes-a-bold-approach-to-coaching-henri-duparc-s-phidyl


Carol Vaness teases out the essence of comedy in her Merola Master Class Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, August 7, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/carol-vaness-teases-out-the-essence-of-comedy-her-merola-master-class


A Streetcar Named Desire

Merola: Versatile Mezzos, Enduring Sopranos, Promising Tenor Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 22, 2014
https://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-versatile-mezzos-enduring-sopranos-promising-tenor


Schwabacher Summer Concert

Schwabacher review: Grace and ardor Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, February 25, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Schwabacher-review-Grace-and-ardor-5263701.php


What’s Love Got to Do With It? Jason Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice, February 23, 2014
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/schwabacher-debut-recital-series/whats-love-got-to-do-with-it


Schwabacher Summer Concert dazzles with ten vocalists in seven scenes Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 18, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/article/2014-schwabacher-summer-concert-dazzles-with-ten-vocalists-seven-scenes


Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni review: Merola’s women in fine voice Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 2, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Don-Giovanni-review-Merola-s-women-in-fine-5663473.php


Merola ‘Don Giovanni’ points the way Janos Gereben, Examiner.com, August 2, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/review/merola-don-giovanni-points-the-way


Merola Grand Finale

Merola Opera Review: Glorious Final Duet Elevates Concert Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 18, 2014
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Merola-Opera-Review-Glorious-final-duet-elevates-5694374.php


Former Soldier Now a Promising Opera Director Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 19, 2014
https://www.sfcv.org/article/former-soldier-now-a-promising-opera-director


2013 News

Merolini make the most out of Mozart Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 12, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Merolini-make-the-most-out-of-Mozart-4703455.php


Music News: Merolini/Adlers Start Local, Go Global Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 6, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/meroliniadlers-start-local-go-globalGala Coverage


Merola’s Marvelous Marriage of Figaro Jason Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 1, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/merolas-marvelous-marriage-of-figaro


Mozart provides an excellent platform for showcasing Merola vocalists Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, August 2, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/mozart-provides-an-excellent-platform-for-showcasing-merola-vocalists


SFist Interviews: Merola Opera's Sheri Greenawald Cedric Westphal, SFList.com, July 31, 2013
http://sfist.com/2013/07/31/sfist_interviews_merola_artistic_di.php


Xian Zhang: A Woman to Settle All Scores Georgia Rowe, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 24, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/events-calendar/artist-spotlight/xian-zhang-a-woman-to-settle-all-scores


Merolini Conquer at Schwabacher Concerts Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 23, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/merolini-conquer-at-schwabacher-concerts


Interview with pianist Martin Katz Elijah Ho, Examiner.com, July 13, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-pianist-martin-katz


Schwabacher Summer Concert review: 2 tenors star Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, July 10, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Schwabacher-Summer-Concert-review-2-tenors-star-4675746.php


An operatic honeymoon Janos Gereben, San Francisco Examiner, July 18, 2013
http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/an-operatic-honeymoon/Content?oid=2514176


Music News: Knitter of Latvian Mittens to Conquer Opera Stage Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 16, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/knitter-of-latvian-mittens-to-conquer-opera-stage


Merola Opera Program’s The Rape of Lucretia Jamie Robles, Piedmont Post, July 13, 2013
http://www.repeatperformances.org/preview.php?catid=3&id=420


Review: Merola’s Memorable Lucretia Janos Gereben, OperaMusicBroadcast.com, July 16, 2013
http://operamusicbroadcast.com/2013/07/16/review-merolas-memorable-lucretia/


Britten’s account of the brutality of military occupation is excellently served Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 12, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/britten-s-account-of-the-brutality-of-military-occupation-is-excellently-served


Merola's Britten an Impressive Accomplishment Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 13, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/merolas-britten-an-impressive-accomplishment


The Rape of Lucretia' review: Potent Merola opera David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle, July 12, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/The-Rape-of-Lucretia-review-Merola-students-4662006.php#page-1


Out and About: The Rape of Lucretia Roberto Friedman, Bay Are Reporter, July 11, 2013
http://ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=outabout&article=615


Benjamin Britten finally gets his due at centennial Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2013
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Benjamin-Britten-finally-gets-his-due-at-4657674.php#page-1


Cheryl North: San Francisco Opera's Merola enrollees head into a summer of intense work Cheryl North, Mercury News, July 5, 2013
http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_23606331/cheryl-north-san-francisco-operas-merola-enrollees-head


Merola Grand Finale at S.F. Opera review Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Merola-Grand-Finale-at-S-F-Opera-review-3799715.php


Merola Presents Britten Chamber Opera Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, July 2, 2013
https://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-presents-britten-chamber-opera


Merola Opera Program to honor Britten with its first full-length production Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, June 23, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/merola-opera-program-to-honor-britten-with-its-first-full-length-production?cid=rss


Mining Figaro’s character from Mozart’s music Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 11, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/mining-figaro-s-character-from-mozart-s-music


Martin Katz: Master of Class Jason Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice, June 24, 2012
https://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/martin-katz-master-of-class


A Merolina offers a rare glimpse of Maurice Ravel’s farcical side Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, June 25, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/a-merolina-offers-a-rare-glimpse-of-maurice-ravel-s-farcical-side


Merola 2013 Rises Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, June 11, 2013
http://www.sfcv.org/article/music-news-june-11-2013#merola-2013-rises


Performance plans for the 56th season of the Merola Opera Program Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, May 30, 2013
http://www.examiner.com/article/performance-plans-for-the-56th-season-of-the-merola-opera-program


Merola Opera Program Summer Plans Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, April 9, 2013
http://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-opera-program-summer-plans


Merola Opera Program Summer Plans Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, April 9, 2013
http://www.musicalamerica.com/news/newsstory.cfm?storyid=29327&categoryid=5&archived=0


Britten and Mozart Operas Highlight Merola Opera Program 2013 Summer Festival Press release posted by KAC, Musical America, March 26, 2013
http://www.sfcv.org/article/merola-opera-program-summer-plans


Future Opera Singers Benefit Bobbi Bon, Palo Alto Weekly, April 18, 2013
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/photo_gallery/photo.php?id=2782


Girls of the Golden West Red Carpet Bay Area, April 16, 2013
http://www.redcarpetsf.com/onthetown/girls-of-the-golden-west.html


2012 News

Merola Grand Finale at S.F. Opera review Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 19, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Merola-Grand-Finale-at-S-F-Opera-review-3799715.php


All is Alive 'Round Merola Finale's Ghostly Light Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 18, 2012
http://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/all-is-alive-round-merola-finales-ghostly-light


Interview with the 2012 Merolini Elijah Ho, Examiner.com, August 16, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/interview-with-the-2012-merolini


Review: Merola Opera tackles Mozart's Convoluted 'La Finta Giardiniera' Richard Scheinin, Contra Costa Times and Mercury News, August 3, 2012
http://www.mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_21229850/review-merola-opera-tackles-mozarts-convoluted-la-finta


La Finta Giardiniera Review: Mozart Mastered Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, August 3, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/La-Finta-Giardiniera-review-Mozart-mastered-3761470.php


In Full Bloom: Merola in Mozart's Garden Georgia Rowe, San Francisco Classical Voice, August 2, 2012
http://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/in-full-bloom-merola-in-mozarts-garden


'Postcard From Morocco' review: Merola Opera by Joshua Kosman,San Francisco Chronicle, July 20, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Postcard-From-Morocco-review-Merola-Opera-3723757.php


Merola’s Venture into Dominick Argento’s Imagined World by Steven Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 20, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/merola-s-venture-into-dominick-argento-s-imagined-world


Merola's Postcard: Enigmas and Excellence Jason Victor Serinus on San Francisco Classical Voice, July 19, 2012
http://www.sfcv.org/reviews/merola-opera-program/merolas-postcard-enigmas-and-excellence


Susan Graham presented with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award by Sean Martinfield, Examiner.com, July 17, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/susan-graham-presented-with-the-merola-distinguished-alumni-award


First Fruit of the Summer: Merolini Cy Ashley Webb, Starkinsider.com, July 8, 2012
http://www.starkinsider.com/2012/07/first-fruit-summer-merolini-merola-opera-review.html


Merolini give the Devil his due at Herbst by Stephen Smoliar, Examiner.com, July 6, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/article/merolini-give-the-devil-his-due-at-herbst


Merola Opera Program Brings the Future to the Present Again by Janos Gereben, Examiner.com, July 6, 2012
http://www.examiner.com/review/merola-opera-program-brings-the-future-to-the-present-again


Schwabacher Summer Concert Review: Superb Showcase by Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, July 6, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Schwabacher-Summer-Concert-review-Superb-showcase-3689183.php


Greenawald Revels in Rehearsal at Merola by Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, July 4, 2012
http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Greenawald-revels-in-rehearsal-at-Merola-3683103.php


Merola Year Starts with a Big Boost by Janos Gereben January 10, 2012
http://www.sfcv.org/article/music-news-jan-10-2012


Merola in the Wall Street Journal

Boot Camp for Belters by David Littlejohn August 12, 2010
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704901104575423152358281976.html