Summer Festival

 

Catch opera's rising stars at the 2024 Merola Summer Festival!

 

Each summer, the Merola Opera Program brings a diverse international group of opera artists on the cusp of their careers to San Francisco for an intensive tuition-free training program. As part of their training, the artists work with esteemed conductors and stage directors to produce the Merola Summer Festival of concerts, a recital, and a fully staged opera. Merola alumni go on to grace the stages of opera houses across the globe. Join us for a summer of drama and excitement and meet the artists who will define the future of an art form.

$10 tickets now available for ticket holders ages 25 and under.*

$10 tickets for audiences new to Merola now available using offer code MEROLANEW on sfopera.com/offers.*

 


The Song as Drama (Recital)

 

Thursday, June 27, 2024 | 7:30pm
 
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater • 401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Fl., San Francisco
Single Tickets: $10/$35                                 
Purchase tickets to all four Summer Festival productions for a 20% discount. Discount will be applied automatically when tickets to all four productions are in your cart online. (Does not apply to youth tickets or the Merola Grand Finale Reception.)*  

 

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Curators Carrie-Ann Matheson and Nicholas Phan            
 
How do you tell a whole story in the span of a few minutes? The 2024 Merola artists explore the narrative arc of song in selections from a diverse range of eras and musical styles. This dramatic recital of vocal chamber music is sure to be a memorable musical evening.


Performed with English supertitles                      
This recital is generously underwritten, in part, by The Grace A. Diem and Alice E. Siemons Foundation, The Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.


Schwabacher Summer Concert

 

Thursday, July 11, 2024 | 7:30pm                        
Saturday, July 13, 2024 | 2pm 

 

San Francisco Conservatory of Music • 50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Single Tickets: $10/$35/$65                                 
Purchase tickets to all four Summer Festival productions for a 20% discount. Discount will be applied automatically when tickets to all four productions are in your cart online. (Does not apply to youth tickets or the Merola Grand Finale Reception.)* 

 

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Conductor Louis Lohraseb                      
Directors Omer Ben Seadia (Merola ‘14) and Anna Theodosakis (Merola ‘24)                       
 
Bay Area audiences are invited to revel in the drama passion and melody of classic opera, as the Merola artists present extended scenes from works by Donizetti, Gounod, Leoncavallo, Massenet, Puccini, and Richard Strauss, among others. Performed with a full orchestra, the Schwabacher Summer Concert will be conducted by the internationally renowned Maestro Louis Lohraseb, with direction by Omer Ben Seadia (Merola ‘14) and Anna Theodosakis (Merola ‘24).


Performed with English supertitles.

This concert is named in memory of Merola’s late Chairman, James Schwabacher, and is generously underwritten, in part, by The Grace A. Diem and Alice E. Siemons Foundation, The Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.


Don Giovanni

 

Thursday, August 1, 2024 | 7:30pm                        
Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 2pm 
 
San Francisco Conservatory of Music • 50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Single Tickets: $10/$35/$65                                 
Purchase tickets to all four Summer Festival productions for a 20% discount. Discount will be applied automatically when tickets to all four productions are in your cart online. (Does not apply to youth tickets or the Merola Grand Finale Reception.)* 

 

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By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart • Libretto Lorenzo Da Ponte                      
Conductor Stefano Sarzani • Director Patricia Racette (Merola ‘88)                      
 
An unrepentant rake comes up against a trio of determined women and one implacable statue. Mozart’s masterpiece brims with passion, humor, psychological insights, and ravishing melodies. Don’t miss the 2024 Merola artists putting their own stamp on an opera classic.


Performed in Italian with English supertitles.                          
This opera is generously underwritten, in part, by The Grace A. Diem and Alice E. Siemons Foundation, The Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.


Merola Grand Finale

 

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 7:30pm          
 
War Memorial Opera House • 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Single Tickets: $10/$35/$65                                 
Purchase tickets to all four Summer Festival productions for a 20% discount. Discount will be applied automatically when tickets to all four productions are in your cart online. (Does not apply to youth tickets or the Merola Grand Finale Reception.)* 

 

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Conductor Steven White • Director Anna Theodosakis (Merola ‘24)  
A triumphant end to a transformative season, the Merola Grand Finale features all young artists of the summer program in a dazzling array of opera’s most brilliant works. Conducted by Maestro Steven White and directed by 2024 Merola Stage Director Anna Theodosakis, this festive evening showcases the extraordinary talent of the 2024 Merolini.

 

Graciously underwritten, in part, by The Blanche Thebom Trust.


Merola Grand Finale Reception

 

Saturday, August 17, 2024 | 10pm          
 
War Memorial Opera House Green Room • 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Single Tickets: $85

 

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Following the Merola Grand Finale performance, join the Merola artists for a celebration in The Green Room at the Veterans Building. Reception tickets are limited, and are required in addition to the performance ticket.  

 

Graciously underwritten, in part, by The Blanche Thebom Trust. Post-concert reception sponsored, in part, by Culinary Excellence. 


 

San Francisco Opera Box Office:

Phone: (415) 864-3330. 

In person: 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 

Box Office Hours:  Mon 10am-5pm, Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm (phones only)

*20% discount is valid through June 10, 2024. All four performances must be purchased at the same time. Discount does not apply to the Merola Grand Finale reception or youth tickets. Youth tickets are intended for audiences ages 25 and under. MEROLANEW $10 tickets are intended for audiences attending their first Merola Opera Program production and does not apply to the Merola Grand Finale Reception. 20% discount and MEROLANEW promotion cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Call (415) 864-3330 for more details.


Community Access and Youth Tickets Sponsored in Honor of Blanche Streeter.


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