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  • 2021


     

    Meet the New Merola Artistic Leadership

    Event on Zoom

    Join Merola for a virtual fireside chat with new Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera Center Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson and San Francisco Opera Center General Manager Markus Beam (Merola ‘02). Carrie-Ann and Markus will share their vision for Merola.

    Donate to become a Merola member to attend this special event. Donate here.

    Carrie-Ann Matheson, Artistic Director
    Markus Beam (Merola '02), SF Opera Center General Manager
     
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST
     

    Merola members will receive a link to view the event on Zoom in advance of the event on January 27.

     
     

    Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice

    Virtual Recital

    Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera. Slack, a 2002 alumnus of Merola Opera Program, has been the winner of numerous competitions and has performed in opera houses around the world.

    In addition to her singing career, Ms. Slack was recently appointed Artistic Advisor to Portland Opera (Oregon) and Co-director of the Opera Program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She recently created “Kiki Konversations” live on Facebook featuring interviews with artists such as Ailyn Pérez ('05), Julia Bullock, Aprile Millo, John Holiday, Anthony Davis, and Russell Thomas, among many others.

    Mary Pinto, an acclaimed accompanist and vocal coach, has worked with international opera singers and major American opera companies for the past 25 years. Among those she's worked with is Deborah Voigt (Merola '85).

    Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for households. A limited number of $80 VIP tickets are available that include a virtual reception with Karen Slack after the performance. Tickets are on sale now.

    Karen Slack (Merola '02), soprano
    Mary Pinto, piano
     
    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST
     

    Program
    Over My Head arranged by Clayton White
    Love Let The Wind Cry… How I Adore Thee
    I Want To Die While You Love Me by Undine Smith Moore
    Lovely, Dark, and Lonely One by H.T. Burleigh
    Kids Who Die by Scott Gendel
    Prayer by H. Leslie Adams
    My People by Ricky Ian Gordon
    3 Songs of Love and Justice by Adolphus Hailstork (Text by Rev. Dr. M. L. King)
        Justice
        Decisions
        Love 

    Individual Ticket $25
    Household Ticket $40
    VIP Ticket $80 (includes virtual reception)

     

    Karen Slack and Mary Pinto are generously sponsored by James Cross and Charles Antonen.

    Ticket purchasers will receive a link to view the event on Vimeo in advance of the event on February 7.

     
     

    Un Gala In Maschera

    A Virtual Spring Benefit Gala 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 soon! More info here.

    Noah Stewart (Merola '06), tenor
    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.

     


     

     

  • 2021


     

    Meet the New Merola Artistic Leadership

    Event on Zoom

    Join Merola for a virtual fireside chat with new Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera Center Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson and San Francisco Opera Center General Manager Markus Beam (Merola ‘02). Carrie-Ann and Markus will share their vision for Merola.

    Free to Current Members. Not a member? Become a member here.

    Carrie-Ann Matheson, Artistic Director
    Markus Beam (Merola '02), SF Opera Center General Manager
     
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm PST
     

    Current Merola members will receive a link to view the event on Zoom in advance of the event on January 27. Not a member? Join below.

     
     

    Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love and Justice

    Virtual Recital

    Hailed for possessing a voice of extraordinary beauty, a seamless legato and great dramatic depth, American soprano Karen Slack has appeared with The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, and San Francisco Opera. Slack, a 2002 alumnus of Merola Opera Program, has been the winner of numerous competitions and has performed in opera houses around the world.

    In addition to her singing career, Ms. Slack was recently appointed Artistic Advisor to Portland Opera (Oregon) and Co-director of the Opera Program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She recently created “Kiki Konversations” live on Facebook featuring interviews with artists such as Ailyn Pérez ('05), Julia Bullock, Aprile Millo, John Holiday, Anthony Davis, and Russell Thomas, among many others.

    Mary Pinto, an acclaimed accompanist and vocal coach, has worked with international opera singers and major American opera companies for the past 25 years. Among those she's worked with is Deborah Voigt (Merola '85).

    Tickets are $25 for individuals and $40 for households. A limited number of $80 VIP tickets are available that include a virtual reception with Karen Slack after the performance. Tickets are on sale now.

    Karen Slack (Merola '02), soprano
    Mary Pinto, piano
     
    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm PST
     

    Program
    Over My Head arranged by Clayton White
    Love Let The Wind Cry… How I Adore Thee
    I Want To Die While You Love Me by Undine Smith Moore
    Lovely, Dark, and Lonely One by H.T. Burleigh
    Kids Who Die by Scott Gendel
    Prayer by H. Leslie Adams
    My People by Ricky Ian Gordon
    3 Songs of Love and Justice by Adolphus Hailstork (Text by Rev. Dr. M. L. King)
        Justice
        Decisions
        Love 

    Individual Ticket $25
    Household Ticket $40
    VIP Ticket $80 (includes virtual reception)

    Karen Slack and Mary Pinto are generously sponsored by James Cross and Charles Antonen.

    Ticket purchasers will receive a link to view the event on Vimeo in advance of the event on February 7.

     
     

    Un Gala In Maschera

    A Virtual Spring Benefit Gala 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 soon! More info here.

    Noah Stewart (Merola '06), tenor
    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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