Merola Opera Program Announces Artists and Performances for 2022 Season
Mar 16, 2022
Summer festival includes A Celebration of American Song, works by Latin American and Spanish composers, Die Zauberflöte, and Merola Grand Finale
Merola Grand Finale Programming Update
Jul 20, 2021
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING UPDATE FOR MEROLA GRAND FINALE AS THE PROGRAM PRIORITIZES THE SAFETY OF ITS PARTICIPATING ARTISTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF
Merola Grand Finale
Jul 09, 2021
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM CONCLUDES ITS 64TH SEASON WITH THE MEROLA GRAND FINALE
Amazon offers support for Merola Recital What the Heart Desires
Jun 22, 2021
Amazon offers its support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts in the music and arts community with a sponsorship of Merola Opera Program’s What the Heart Desires recital featuring works by women and people of color, as well as two master classes by world renowned artists.
Back Home: Through the Stage Door
Jun 21, 2021
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM CONTINUES ITS 64TH SEASON WITH BACK HOME: THROUGH THE STAGE DOOR
What the Heart Desires
Jun 07, 2021
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM KICKS OFF 64TH SEASON WITH WHAT THE HEART DESIRES
Director of Advancement: Nancy E. Petrisko
May 10, 2021
Merola Opera Program Appoints Nancy E. Petrisko Director of Advancement
Merola Opera Program Announces 2021 Season
Apr 28, 2021
Summer Festival includes recital featuring works by women and people of color, Merola Grand Finale, and Digital Project
Un Gala in Maschera raises over $275K in honor of Sheri Greenawald
Apr 19, 2021
Opera lovers from around the world tuned in to Merola Opera Program’s stunning virtual benefit gala, Un Gala in Maschera, on April 10.
Un Gala in Maschera - in honor of Sheri Greenawald
Mar 01, 2021
Opera lovers everywhere are invited to join the acclaimed Merola Opera Program for its first-ever virtual benefit gala, Un Gala in Maschera. This musical evening honors Merola Artistic Director Sheri Greenawald (2002-2020), celebrating her nearly two decades as Director of the San Francisco Opera Center and Artistic Director of the…
San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Artistic Leadership Announced
Aug 17, 2020
San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces the appointment of Carrie-Ann Matheson as Artistic Director of the San Francisco Opera Center (SFOC). Matheson succeeds Sheri Greenawald whose distinguished tenure as Director of the Opera Center and artistic leader of the Merola Opera Program concludes in…
Merola Opera Announces Online Enrichment, Master Chats
Jun 24, 2020
San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program announced plans to debut online coaching and instruction for the young artists selected for the 2020 program, and a public series of master chats with performing arts luminaries, who will share their artistic and career experiences with the artists unable to take part in this year’s training…
Merola Opera Program Cancels 2020 Season
May 04, 2020
San Francisco, CA - Merola Opera Program Cancels 2020 Training Program and Summer Festival
Merola Launches Merola Artists Emergency Fund
Apr 02, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – To help its alumni who have suffered financial hardships brought on by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Merola Opera Program has launched the Merola Artists Emergency Fund.
Twenty-Nine Young Artists from Six Countries and Across the U.S. present Merola Opera Program's 63rd Season
Mar 25, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 63rd season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow.
Sheri Greenawald to Retire in 2020
Mar 04, 2020
San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald—the brilliant lyric soprano, artistic director, insightful teacher and tireless champion of young artists—will retire from the Company at the close of 2020, capping a distinguished career including nearly two decades at the helm of San Francisco Opera’s acclaimed young artist training…
Merola Opera Program To Conclude 2019 Summer Festival with Grand Finale on August 17 in San Francisco
Jul 11, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program wraps up its Summer Festival with the Merola Grand Finale, a concert at the War Memorial Opera House featuring the 29 young artists of the 2019 Merola Opera Program, who will showcase a dazzling array of opera’s most exciting arias and ensembles.
Merola Opera Program presents "If I Were You" World Premiere - August 1-6
Jun 01, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer, will be the first-ever commissioned work in the Merola Opera Program’s 62-year history.
Schwabacher Summer Concerts July 11 & 13 in San Francisco
May 19, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, commences its 62nd season with a showcase of the program’s rising stars in the Schwabacher Summer Concert. Star-crossed lovers, brothers separated at birth, a deal…
Twenty-Nine Young Artists from Six Countries and Across the U.S. present Merola Opera Program's 62nd Season
Feb 28, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 62nd season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow.
Merola Opera Program Announces Director, Conductor, and Lead Sponsors of the Organization's first-ever Commission "IF I WERE YOU"
Oct 28, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In 2019, San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program’s history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 – 6, 2019, at…
Merola Opera Program Announces Formation of Advisory Council
Sep 27, 2018
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.