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Thrilling audiences in San Francisco since 1923, the San Francisco Opera is known for commissioning numerous world premieres, training some of opera's greatest young artists and being one of the world’s leading opera companies.  Italian conductor and pianist Gaetano Merola founded the Company and lead it until his death in 1953. Multiple directors have lead the Company through the years until David Gockley took over in 2006. Dianne Nicolini host the annual broadcast series of operas from their past season performed in the War Memorial Opera House, their home since October 1932.

October 2016 Listings for the San Francisco Opera

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This week, the San Francisco Opera brings you a chilling performance of Dialogues of the Carmelites by Poulenc, as well as Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Don Carlo, and a Czech opera by Janacek, Jenůfa, here on Classical 91.5.

10/1      Poulenc:  Dialogues of the Carmelites (in French)

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The San Francisco Opera's season continues with Wagner's Die Meistersinger, Mozart's The Magic Flute, Rossini's Barber of Seville, and a double bill performance with operas by Getty and Debussy, this month on Classical 91.5. See all

9/3        Wagner: Die Meistersinger

CAST:
    Hans Sachs: James Rutherford
    Walther von Stolzing: Brandon Jovanovich
    Eva: Rachel Willis- Sørensen
    Magdalene: Sasha Cooke
    David: Alex Schrader
    Sixtus Beckmesser: Martin Gantner
    Veit Pogner: Ain Anger
    Fritz Kothner: Philip Horst
    Kunz Vogelgesang: AJ Glueckert
    Balthasar Zorn: Joel Sorensen
    Augustin Moser: Corey Bix
    Ulrich Eisslinger: Joseph Hu
    Konrad Nachtigall: Sam Handley
    Hans Schwarz: Anthony Reed
    Hermann Ortel: Edward Nelson
    A night watchman: Andrea Silvestrelli
    Hans Foltz: Matthew Stump
    An apprentice: Laurel Porter
 

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The San Francisco Opera season begins with Verdi's Luisa Miller and Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor.

8/20      Verdi: Luisa Miller

CAST:
            Luisa Miller: Leah Crocetto
            Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano
            Miller: Vitaliy Bilyy
            Count Walter: Daniel Sumegi
            Federica: Ekaterina Semenchuk
            Wurm: Andrea Silvestrelli
            Laura: Jacqueline Piccolino
            Peasant: Christopher Jackson