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  • 2020


    Merola 2020 Summer Festival - Canceled

    Current ticketholders to this summer’s performances will be contacted and will have the option to donate the value of their tickets or receive a refund.

    For more information, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open by phone only, Monday, 10:00am-5:00pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

    NOTE: Patrons who do not respond by July 3 will automatically be issued a refund.

     


    Merola Online Enrichment

    Our inaugural Master Chat series are a forum for the 2020 young artists to glean insights from leading opera and theater experts. Sheri Greenawald will chat with each of these opera luminaries and then the young artists will have the opportunity to ask questions. You are invited to listen in on what are sure to be fascinating discussions. All Master Chats will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to stay up-to-date about our upcoming Merola online enrichment series and to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     

    Master Chat with Susan Graham

    Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist to treasure,” world-renowned American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Merola ‘87) rose to the highest echelon of international performers within a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. A familiar face at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Graham also maintains a strong international presence at suc. h key venues as Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, Santa Fe Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. She won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and has also been recognized throughout her career as one of the foremost exponents of French vocal music.

    Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Wednesday, July 8, 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Meet the Young Artists - Members Only

    Featuring interviews with the young artists selected for the 2020 training program with a Q&A session with the audience, Meet the Young Artists gives Merola Members an exclusive opportunity to get to know the next generation of opera talent.

    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
    Moderated by Merola Executive Director Jean Kellogg
     
    Friday, July 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    Merola members will receive an email with instructions on how to tune in to the event on Zoom.
     

     


    Master Chat with Francesca Zambello

    Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized director of opera and theater, as well as the General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and the Artistic Director of The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. Her American directing debut took place at the Houston Grand Opera with a production of Fidelio. She debuted in Europe at Teatro la Fenice in Venice with Beatrice di Tenda and has since staged new productions at major theaters and opera houses in Europe and across the U.S. Zambello has worked at more than 50 major opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, Munich State Opera, Covent Garden, and Australian Opera. Her work has also been seen at many of the world's major festivals. Zambello takes a special interest in new music theater works, innovative productions, and in producing theater and opera for wider audiences.

    Francesca Zambello, General Director of Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Master Chat with David Garrison

    Broadway stage and television actor and director David Garrison began his career as a member of the resident company at the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Although he is known for his television roles, Garrison is primarily a theater actor, particularly in musicals. His Broadway appearances include A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, Wicked, The Visit, Titanic, Torch Song Trilogy, The Pirates of Penzance, Bells Are Ringing, and A History of the American Film. Garrison will direct Merola’s 2021 production of Dominick Argento’s vivid one-act opera, Postcard from Morocco.

    David Garrison, Director
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Master Chat with Eun Sun Kim and Gregory Henkel

    Following “a company debut of astonishing vibrancy and assurance” (San Francisco Chronicle) in Rusalka, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim has been named the Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate of San Francisco Opera. In addition to her growing North American presence, Kim is a regular guest conductor at many important European opera houses. Gregory Henkel is San Francisco Opera’s Managing Director: Artistic.

    Eun Sun Kim, Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate of San Francisco Opera
    Gregory Henkel, Managing Director: Artistic of San Francisco Opera
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Current ticketholders to this summer’s performances will be contacted and will have the option to donate the value of their tickets or receive a refund.

    For more information, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open by phone only, Monday, 10:00am-5:00pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

    NOTE: Patrons who do not respond by July 3 will automatically be issued a refund.

     

     

  • 2020


    Merola 2020 Summer Festival - Canceled

    Current ticketholders to this summer’s performances will be contacted and will have the option to donate the value of their tickets or receive a refund.

    For more information, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open by phone only, Monday, 10:00am-5:00pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

    NOTE: Patrons who do not respond by July 3 will automatically be issued a refund.

     


    Merola Online Enrichment

    Our inaugural Master Chat series are a forum for the 2020 young artists to glean insights from leading opera and theater experts. Sheri Greenawald will chat with each of these opera luminaries and then the young artists will have the opportunity to ask questions. You are invited to listen in on what are sure to be fascinating discussions. All Master Chats will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to stay up-to-date about our upcoming Merola online enrichment series and to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     

    Master Chat with Susan Graham

    Hailed by The New York Times as “an artist to treasure,” world-renowned American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham (Merola ‘87) rose to the highest echelon of international performers within a few years of her professional debut, mastering an astonishing range of repertoire and genres along the way. A familiar face at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Graham also maintains a strong international presence at such key venues as Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, Santa Fe Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl. She won a Grammy Award for her collection of Ives songs, and has also been recognized throughout her career as one of the foremost exponents of French vocal music.

    Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Wednesday, July 8, 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Meet the Young Artists

    Featuring interviews with the young artists selected for the 2020 training program with a Q&A session with the audience, Meet the Young Artists gives Merola Members an exclusive opportunity to get to know the next generation of opera talent.

    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
    Moderated by Merola Executive Director Jean Kellogg
     
    Friday, July 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    Merola members will receive an email with instructions on how to tune in to the event on Zoom.
     

     


    Master Chat with Francesca Zambello

    Francesca Zambello is an internationally recognized director of opera and theater, as well as the General Director of The Glimmerglass Festival and the Artistic Director of The Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center. Her American directing debut took place at the Houston Grand Opera with a production of Fidelio. She debuted in Europe at Teatro la Fenice in Venice with Beatrice di Tenda and has since staged new productions at major theaters and opera houses in Europe and across the U.S. Zambello has worked at more than 50 major opera houses including The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Paris Opera, the Bolshoi, Munich State Opera, Covent Garden, and Australian Opera. Her work has also been seen at many of the world's major festivals. Zambello takes a special interest in new music theater works, innovative productions, and in producing theater and opera for wider audiences.

    Francesca Zambello, General Director of Glimmerglass Festival and Artistic Director of Washington National Opera
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Master Chat with David Garrison

    Broadway stage and television actor and director David Garrison began his career as a member of the resident company at the Tony Award-winning Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Although he is known for his television roles, Garrison is primarily a theater actor, particularly in musicals. His Broadway appearances include A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, for which he received a Tony Award nomination, Wicked, The Visit, Titanic, Torch Song Trilogy, The Pirates of Penzance, Bells Are Ringing, and A History of the American Film. Garrison will direct Merola’s 2021 production of Dominick Argento’s vivid one-act opera, Postcard from Morocco.

    David Garrison, Director
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.

     


    Master Chat with Eun Sun Kim and Gregory Henkel

    Following “a company debut of astonishing vibrancy and assurance” (San Francisco Chronicle) in Rusalka, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim has been named the Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate of San Francisco Opera. In addition to her growing North American presence, Kim is a regular guest conductor at many important European opera houses. Gregory Henkel is San Francisco Opera’s Managing Director: Artistic.

    Eun Sun Kim, Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate of San Francisco Opera
    Gregory Henkel, Managing Director: Artistic of San Francisco Opera
    Hosted by Sheri Greenawald
     
    Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 4:00 pm
     
    The Master Chat will be broadcast live on YouTube.com/merolaoperaprogram.
     
    Sign up for the Merola e-newsletter to receive reminders to tune in to our online events here.
     
    Current ticketholders to this summer’s performances will be contacted and will have the option to donate the value of their tickets or receive a refund.

    For more information, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open by phone only, Monday, 10:00am-5:00pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm.

    NOTE: Patrons who do not respond by July 3 will automatically be issued a refund.

     

     

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