Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Merola Program, 2015

Merola himself

San Francisco Opera's Merola program announced its 2015 participants and schedule today.

They'll have several concerts, including the always-fun grand finale, and they're presenting Donizetti's Don Pasquale and a double bill of The Medium (Menotti) and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini). should be fun!

Thursday, July 9 at 7:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Merola Opera Program: Schwabacher Summer Concert
Program to be announced

Saturday, July 11 at 2 pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco
Merola Opera Program: Schwabacher Summer Concert
FREE outdoor concert
Program to be announced

Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 25 at 2 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Merola Opera Program: The Medium (by Gian Carlo Menotti) and Gianni Schicchi (by Giacomo Puccini)
Double bill: Two one-hour operas, sung in English and Italian, respectively, with English supertitles. In The Medium, a séance goes terribly awry when a pseudo-seer and a mute boy get involved. The one-act comic opera Gianni Schicchi explores the grimly humorous and divisive greed that emerges on the death of a relative.

Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 8 at 2 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Merola Opera Program: Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti
(sung in Italian with English supertitles)
True love wins when the old skinflint Pasquale tries to force his nephew to marry for money -- and gets a lesson he’ll never forget.

Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House, 300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Merola Opera Program: Merola Grand Finale and Reception
Program to be announced
Post-performance reception (10 pm) with the artists, Opera House Lower Level Café. For reception tickets, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.


Kathryn Bowden, Glastonbury, Connecticut
Cree Carrico, Detroit, Michigan
Amina Edris, Christchurch, New Zealand
Madison Leonard, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Meredith Mecum, Hershey, Pennsylvania
Toni Marie Palmertree, Fleetwood, Pennsylvania

Raehann Bryce-Davis, Keene, Texas
Tara Curtis, Kansas City, Missouri
Ashley Dixon, Peachtree City, Georgia
Nicole Woodward, Quincy, Florida

Christopher Bozeka, Akron, Ohio
Alasdair Kent, Perth, Australia
Soonchan Kwon, Daejeon, South Korea
Michael Papincak, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alex DeSocio, Wichita, Kansas
Sol Jin, Seoul, South Korea
Kihun Yoon, Seoul, South Korea

Zachary Elmassian, East Lansing, Michigan
James Ioelu, Auckland, New Zealand
Austin Siebert, Shelbyville, Indiana
Brad Walker, Lake Zurich, Illinois

Scott Russell, Roanoke, Virginia
Ming Zhao, Kaifeng, China

Apprentice Coaches
Edoardo Barsotti, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy
Robert Bosworth, Fort Worth, Texas
Aaron Breid, Del Mar, California
Samuel Emanuel, New Rochelle, New York
Kirill Kuzmin, Moscow, Russia

Apprentice Stage Director
Mo Zhou, Nanjing, China

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