Susan Graham performing in Les Troyens

Merola Opera Program Announces Formation of Advisory Council

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Concluding its highly successful 61st season, the Merola Opera Program announces the establishment of an Advisory Council, comprised of leaders in the field of opera performance, young artist training, arts administration, performing arts, and philanthropy. In recognition of the significant contributions they have made to the world of opera and the arts community, the following individuals have been invited and have accepted positions on the Merola Advisory Council: San Francisco Opera General Director Emeritus David Gockley; world famous mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Merola ’87); renowned composer Jake Heggie; Seattle Opera General Director Emeritus Speight Jenkins; acclaimed collaborative pianist, conductor, and educator Martin Katz; retired Metropolitan Opera distinguished arts administrator Sarah Billinghurst Solomon; and renowned dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt (Merola ’85). 

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