Back Home: Through the Stage Door
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM CONTINUES ITS 64TH SEASON WITH BACK HOME: THROUGH THE STAGE DOOR
The acclaimed Merola Opera Program continues its summer season with Back Home: Through the Stage Door, a thrilling new digital production. Conceived and directed for film by award-winning director David Paul, this innovative work will celebrate the joys of making music together — a sensation sadly missed during the pandemic. Through classic and lesser-known gems of the vocal repertoire, Back Home: Through the Stage Door will share the many moments, small and large, that comprise singers’ lives as they return to creating music together for the stage. The film will feature all 2021 Merola participants as they celebrate a return “home” to the theater and experience the artistic fulfilment that comes with performing once again. Filmed at San Francisco’s magnificent Herbst Theatre, Back Home: Through the Stage Door will feature music by Dominick Argento, Vincenzo Bellini, Carlisle Floyd, Francis Poulenc, and Anton Webern, as well as Handel, Mozart, and others. The streaming on-demand production will become available for Merola members on August 13, and to the public on August 27.