Friday, May 15, 2009

San Francisco Opera Summer Season

The SF Opera summer season is coming up fast:
  • Verdi Requiem, one performance only, in celebration of Donald Runnicles's tenure as music director, with Patricia Racette, Stephanie Blythe, Stefano Secco, and Andrea Silvestrelli. Friday, May 29, 8 p.m.
  • Tosca, June 2-26; Adrianne Pieczonka, Carlo Ventre, Lado Ataneli; Marco Armiliato
  • Porgy and Bess (or, The Gershwins' (R) Porgy and Bess (SM)), June 9-27; Eric Owens, Laquita Mitchell, Lester Lynch, Chauncy Packer, Angel Blue, Eric Greene, Karen Slack, Alteouise deVaughn; John DeMain
  • La Traviata, June 13-July 5; Anna Netrebko/Elizabeth Futral/Ailyn Perez, Charles Castronuovo/David Lomeli, Dwayne Croft/Stephen Powell. (My tickets are for Futral/Lomeli/Powell.); Donald Runnicles
Some dates are already sold out, so buy fast. But you can always get in to the free ballpark broadcast of Tosca on Friday, June 5; love, death, and garlic fries!

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