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2021

 
 

Anything for Love and Honor

Virtual Recital - Merola Members Only Free Event

Join Merola for this exciting MEMBERS ONLY free event performed in Philadelphia! A Vimeo link will be emailed prior to the event to current members. Not a member? Join now at merola.org/donate.

Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage has garnered acclaim as a “heldentenor par excellence” with “trumpet-like, clear, open-throated, powerful” singing (San Francisco Examiner). Mr. Savage, a 2013 alumnus of Merola, has been praised for his “impressive natural instrument” (Opera News) and has performed in opera houses and halls around the globe.

Conductor and accompanist Laurie Rogers serves as the Director of Young Artist Programs and Head of Music Staff for Opera Saratoga. She has served on the music staff and as associate conductor for numerous opera houses nationwide.

Issachah Savage(Merola '13), tenor
Laurie Rogers, piano
 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm PDT
 

Issachah Savage and Laurie Rogers are generously sponsored by Antonia Cross.

If you have questions about your membership status or wish to make a pledge, contact Amy Kessler at akessler@merola.org or (415) 936-2311.


 

Un Gala In Maschera

A Virtual Benefit in Honor of Sheri Greenawald

Merola invites you to join us for a sparkling evening honoring the inimitable Sheri Greenawald, From the comfort of your own home, you’ll revel in a professionally produced concert by an illustrious line-up of Merola alumni as we raise a glass to Sheri and thank her for everything she’s given to Merola and to the opera world.

Tickets on sale now! More info here.

Noah Stewart (Merola '06), tenor
Leah Crocetto (Merola '08), soprano
Ashley Dixon (Merola '15/'17), mezzo-soprano
Efrain Solis (Merola '13), baritone
Joo Won Kang (Merola'11), baritone
Ronny Michael Greenberg ('14), piano
 
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT
 
 

Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice

Virtual Recital

We apologize for the technical difficulties on February 7 when trying to view "Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice," featuring soprano Karen Slack (Merola '02) and pianist Mary Pinto. Due to technical issues in Philadelphia beyond our control, we were unable to stream the performance live and the recording we had hoped to share with you was technically deficient.​

We are working with Karen Slack and Mary Pinto to re-record this recital and make it available for viewing on demand. If you purchased a ticket, we will send you a link to view the recital as soon as it is available. If you purchased a VIP ticket, we will reschedule the virtual reception with the artists for a later date and you will be contacted separately.​

If you purchased a ticket and would like a refund rather than a link to view the recital, please contact Ruben Pimentel at rpimentel@merola.org and provide your name and mailing address.

Karen Slack (Merola '02), soprano
Mary Pinto, piano
 

Merola Online Enrichment

In case you missed it, catch up on Merola Opera Program's inaugural Master Chat series hosted by Sheri Greenawald with questions from the 2020 young artists. The Master Chats featured opera and performing arts luminaries including Susan Graham (Merola '87), Francesca Zambello, David Garrison, Eun Sun Kim, and Gregory Henkel. Listen to these fascinating discussions now on Merola's YouTube channel: YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.

 


 

 

2021

 
 

Anything for Love and Honor

Virtual Recital - Merola Members Only Free Event

Join Merola for this exciting MEMBERS ONLY free event performed in Philadelphia! A Vimeo link will be emailed prior to the event to current members. Not a member? Join now at merola.org/donate.

Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage has garnered acclaim as a “heldentenor par excellence” with “trumpet-like, clear, open-throated, powerful” singing (San Francisco Examiner). Mr. Savage, a 2013 alumnus of Merola, has been praised for his “impressive natural instrument” (Opera News) and has performed in opera houses and halls around the globe.

Conductor and accompanist Laurie Rogers serves as the Director of Young Artist Programs and Head of Music Staff for Opera Saratoga. She has served on the music staff and as associate conductor for numerous opera houses nationwide.

Issachah Savage(Merola '13), tenor
Laurie Rogers, piano
 
Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm PDT
 

Issachah Savage and Laurie Rogers are generously sponsored by Antonia Cross.

If you have questions about your membership status or wish to make a pledge, contact Amy Kessler at akessler@merola.org or (415) 936-2311.


 

Un Gala In Maschera

A Virtual Benefit in Honor of Sheri Greenawald

Merola invites you to join us for a sparkling evening honoring the inimitable Sheri Greenawald, From the comfort of your own home, you’ll revel in a professionally produced concert by an illustrious line-up of Merola alumni as we raise a glass to Sheri and thank her for everything she’s given to Merola and to the opera world.

Tickets on sale now! More info here.

Noah Stewart (Merola '06), tenor
Leah Crocetto (Merola '08), soprano
Ashley Dixon (Merola '15/'17), mezzo-soprano
Efrain Solis (Merola '13), baritone
Joo Won Kang (Merola'11), baritone
Ronny Michael Greenberg ('14), piano
 
Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 5:00 pm PDT
 

Merola Online Enrichment

In case you missed it, catch up on Merola Opera Program's inaugural Master Chat series hosted by Sheri Greenawald with questions from the 2020 young artists. The Master Chats featured opera and performing arts luminaries including Susan Graham (Merola '87), Francesca Zambello, David Garrison, Eun Sun Kim, and Gregory Henkel. Listen to these fascinating discussions now on Merola's YouTube channel: YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.

 


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