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  • 2020

     

    2020 Merola Spring Benefit Gala Honoring Sheri Greenawald-CANCELED

    Every year, we look forward to bringing together the tight-knit community of Merola Opera Program supporters at our Spring Benefit Gala. This year we were especially thrilled to honor Sheri Greenawald and celebrate her nearly 20 years of artistic leadership of Merola. We are deeply saddened that the Merola Spring Benefit Gala, Celebrating Sheri, has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We plan to reach out next month with further details on ways you can support Merola and stay engaged with our family of young artists. We cherish you, our Merola community, for your strong support during these extraordinary times.

    Thank you so much for your understanding and your sustained support of Merola.

    Saturday, April 25, 6:00 pm
    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton, Street, San Francisco

     

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    Merola 2020 Summer Festival

    Tickets go on sale for the Summer Festival to Merola members Tuesday, March 31, and to the public Tuesday, April 14. For information or to order tickets call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open Monday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

    All performances in the new Presidio Theatre at 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio, except the Merola Grand Finale in the War Memorial Opera House.

    Save 20% when you purchase tickets to all four summer productions*

     


    Schwabacher Summer Concert

    A deal with the devil. A young nun confronting her past. A gothic tale of lost love. A marriage destroyed by jealousy. And a riotous adventure on the Algerian coast. The 2020 Merola artists bring to life some of opera’s most memorable moments with extended excerpts from Gounod’s Faust, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Barber’s Vanessa, and Rossini’s Otello and L’italiana in Algieri. Performed in French, Italian, and English with supertitles.

    Ari Pelto, Conductor
    Robin Guarino, Director
     
    Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, July 11, 2:30 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $35-$55

     


    Postcard from Morocco

    In a mysterious train station in Morocco, a group of strangers (including a torch singer, a shoe salesman who also seems to be a sinister puppet master, and an artist) by turns reveal themselves—but all refuse to share the closely guarded contents of their luggage. Dominick Argento and John Donahue’s surrealist gem plays with the operatic form, interweaving a captivating mix of musical styles in a brilliantly colored score to create a piece that is at once timeless and very modern. Performed in English with supertitles.

    Antony Walker, Conductor
    David Garrison, Director
     
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $55-$80

     


    Le nozze di Figaro

    Mistaken identities, class struggles, sexual harassment, true love, and a marriage that is not so happily-ever-after. Mozart and Da Ponte’s masterpiece is as sharp and pointed in the #metoo era as it was in the 18th century. By turns thought provoking and uproarious, this multilayered piece is infused throughout with sublime melody. 

    Mark Morash, Conductor
    Peter Kazaras, Director
     
    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $55-$80

     


    Merola Grand Finale & Reception**

    A triumphant end to the Summer Festival, the Merola Grand Finale features 29 young artists in a dazzling array of opera’s most captivating arias and ensembles. Conducted by Maestro Nicholas McGegan and directed by 2020 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Audrey Chait, this gala evening showcases the extraordinary talent of the 2020 Merolini. Following the performance, join the Merola artists for a celebration in the Veterans Building Green Room.

    Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
    Audrey Chait, Director
     
    Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm
     
    War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
    Tickets: $25-$50
    **Reception tickets: $75
     
    Tickets go on sale for the Summer Festival to Merola members Tuesday, March 31, and to the public Tuesday, April 14. For information or to order tickets call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open Monday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

    All performances in the new Presidio Theatre at 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio, except the Merola Grand Finale in the War Memorial Opera House.

    Save 20% when you purchase tickets to all four summer productions*

    *Discount is valid until June 22, 2020. Available by phone or in person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office. Not available online. All four performances must be purchased at the same time. Discount does not include Merola Grand Finale reception. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Call (415) 864-3330 for more details.

     

  • 2020

     

    2020 Merola Spring Benefit Gala Honoring Sheri Greenawald-CANCELED

    Every year, we look forward to bringing together the tight-knit community of Merola Opera Program supporters at our Spring Benefit Gala. This year we were especially thrilled to honor Sheri Greenawald and celebrate her nearly 20 years of artistic leadership of Merola. We are deeply saddened that the Merola Spring Benefit Gala, Celebrating Sheri, has been cancelled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    We plan to reach out next month with further details on ways you can support Merola and stay engaged with our family of young artists. We cherish you, our Merola community, for your strong support during these extraordinary times.

    Thank you so much for your understanding and your sustained support of Merola.

    Saturday, April 25, 6:00 pm
    The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco, 600 Stockton, Street, San Francisco

     

    More Info

     


    Merola 2020 Summer Festival

    Tickets go on sale for the Summer Festival to Merola members Tuesday, March 31, and to the public Tuesday, April 14. For information or to order tickets call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open Monday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

    All performances in the new Presidio Theatre at 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio, except the Merola Grand Finale in the War Memorial Opera House.

    Save 20% when you purchase tickets to all four summer productions*

     


    Schwabacher Summer Concert

    A deal with the devil. A young nun confronting her past. A gothic tale of lost love. A marriage destroyed by jealousy. And a riotous adventure on the Algerian coast. The 2020 Merola artists bring to life some of opera’s most memorable moments with extended excerpts from Gounod’s Faust, Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Barber’s Vanessa, and Rossini’s Otello and L’italiana in Algieri. Performed in French, Italian, and English with supertitles.

    Ari Pelto, Conductor
    Robin Guarino, Director
     
    Thursday, July 9, 7:30 pm
    Saturday, July 11, 2:30 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $35-$55

     


    Postcard from Morocco

    In a mysterious train station in Morocco, a group of strangers (including a torch singer, a shoe salesman who also seems to be a sinister puppet master, and an artist) by turns reveal themselves—but all refuse to share the closely guarded contents of their luggage. Dominick Argento and John Donahue’s surrealist gem plays with the operatic form, interweaving a captivating mix of musical styles in a brilliantly colored score to create a piece that is at once timeless and very modern. Performed in English with supertitles.

    Antony Walker, Conductor
    David Garrison, Director
     
    Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:00 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $55-$80

     


    Le nozze di Figaro

    Mistaken identities, class struggles, sexual harassment, true love, and a marriage that is not so happily-ever-after. Mozart and Da Ponte’s masterpiece is as sharp and pointed in the #metoo era as it was in the 18th century. By turns thought provoking and uproarious, this multilayered piece is infused throughout with sublime melody. 

    Mark Morash, Conductor
    Peter Kazaras, Director
     
    Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm
     
    Presidio Theatre, 99 Moraga Ave., San Francisco
    Tickets: $55-$80

     


    Merola Grand Finale & Reception**

    A triumphant end to the Summer Festival, the Merola Grand Finale features 29 young artists in a dazzling array of opera’s most captivating arias and ensembles. Conducted by Maestro Nicholas McGegan and directed by 2020 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Audrey Chait, this gala evening showcases the extraordinary talent of the 2020 Merolini. Following the performance, join the Merola artists for a celebration in the Veterans Building Green Room.

    Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
    Audrey Chait, Director
     
    Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm
     
    War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
    Tickets: $25-$50
    **Reception tickets: $75
     
    Tickets go on sale for the Summer Festival to Merola members Tuesday, March 31, and to the public Tuesday, April 14. For information or to order tickets call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330. The box office is open Monday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.

    All performances in the new Presidio Theatre at 99 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio, except the Merola Grand Finale in the War Memorial Opera House.

    Save 20% when you purchase tickets to all four summer productions*

    *Discount is valid until June 22, 2020. Available by phone or in person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office. Not available online. All four performances must be purchased at the same time. Discount does not include Merola Grand Finale reception. Cannot be combined with any other discounts. Call (415) 864-3330 for more details.

     

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