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  • Hosted by Diane Nicolini

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.

San Francisco Symphony Presents: Fidelio

Oct 14, 2016
Player FM

Sat 11/26, 1:00 p.m.

Beethoven: Fidelio

CAST (in order of appearance):
Jaquino: Nicholas Phan
Marzelline: Joélle Harvey
Rocco: Kevin Langan
Leonore: Nina Stemme
Don Pizarro: Alan Held
First Prisoner: Matthew Newlin
Second Prisoner: Craig Verm
Florestan: Brandon Jovanovich
Don Fernando: Luca Pisaroni

October 2016 Listings for the San Francisco Opera

Sep 25, 2016

The San Francisco Opera wraps up its season this month with 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.  See all

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

    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

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

8/20      Verdi: Luisa Miller

            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