Monday, November 28, 2022

Concerts at SF Opera, December 2 and 4

Postcard with hand-colored photo of 
War Memorial Opera House and Veterans Building, SF
Collection of Lisa Hirsch

Here are the programs for the Adler Fellows' concert ("The Future is Now") on Friday, December 2, and the SF Opera Chorus concert on Sunday, December 4.


Friday, December 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.

Herbst Theatre, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


San Francisco Opera Orchestra

Eun Sun Kim, conductor


PROGRAM (subject to change)


Overture from Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss II)

San Francisco Opera Orchestra


“Scoglio d’immota fronte” from Scipione (George Frideric Handel)

Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Berenice


“Se all’impero” from La Clemenza di Tito (W.A. Mozart)

Edward Graves, Tito


“Le jour naissait dans le bocage” from La Fille du Régiment (Gaetano Donizetti)

Elisa Sunshine, Marie • Gabrielle Beteag, Marquise • Stefan Egerstrom, Sulpice 


“O blonde Cérès” from Les Troyens (Hector Berlioz)

Victor Cardamone, Iopas


“Look! Through the port ... Farewell to ye, old Rights o’ Man” from Billy Budd (Benjamin Britten)

Timothy Murray, Billy Budd • Stefan Egerstrom, Dansker


“Afraid, am I afraid?” from The Medium (Gian Carlo Menotti)

Gabrielle Beteag, Madame Flora


“Tanto amore segreto ... tu che di gel” from Turandot (Giacomo Puccini)

Esther Tonea, Liù • Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Turandot • Timothy Murray, Ping • Edward Graves, Calaf


“Era più calmo ... mia madre aveva una povera ancella ... Ave Maria” from Otello (Giuseppe Verdi)

Mikayla Sager, Desdemona • Gabrielle Beteag, Emilia


“Ich weiss ein wildes Geschlecht” from Die Walküre (Richard Wagner)

Stefan Egerstrom, Hunding


“Lied der Lulu” from Lulu (Alban Berg)

Elisa Sunshine, Lulu


“Sorgi, o padre” from Bianca e Fernando (Vincenzo Bellini)

Esther Tonea, Bianca • Mikayla Sager, Eloisa


“Ah, vieni! Nel tuo sangue” from Otello (Gioachino Rossini)

Victor Cardamone, Rodrigo • Edward Graves, Otello


“Tu ne chanteras plus ... chère enfant que j'appelle” from Les Contes d'Hoffmann (Jacques Offenbach)

Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Antonia • Gabrielle Beteag, Mother’s Voice •  Stefan Egerstrom, Dr. Miracle





Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater

Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

Veterans Building, 4th Floor, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


General Admission: $42


San Francisco Opera Chorus

Chorus Director John Keene, conductor

Assistant Chorus Master Fabrizio Corona, piano


“From harmony, from heavenly harmony” from Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day (George Frideric Handel)

“The many rend the skies with loud applause” from Alexander’s Feast (George Frideric Handel)


Choeur des Bergers from L’Enfance du Christ (Hector Berlioz)


Selections from Guillaume Tell, Act I (Gioachino Rossini)

            “Quel jour serein le ciel présage”

            “Pasteurs, que vos accents s’unissent”

            “Près des torrents qui grondent”

Soloists: Silvie Jensen, Hedwige • Fernando Ruiz, Arnold • Andrew Thomas Pardini, Guillaume Tell • Wilford Kelly, Melcthal • Jesslyn Thomas, Jemmy • Patrick Hagen, Le Pêcheur


“Gli aranci olezzano sui verdi margini” from Cavalleria Rusticana (Pietro Mascagni)

Chorus of the Bells from Pagliacci (Ruggero Leoncavallo)


Selections from Quilt Songs: Women Weaving the Fabric of Life

            “Sun Quilt” (Gabriela Lena Frank)

            “Nearly Insane” (Ysaÿe Barnwell)

            “Most Holy Night” (Carol Barnett)

Soloist: Jonathan Smucker


Selections from Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 (Johannes Brahms)

1.                He, Zigeuner, greife in die Saiten ein

Soloist: Michael Jankosky

2.         Hochgetürmte Rimaflut

3.         Wißt ihr, wann mein Kindchen

Soloists: Patrick HagenLaurel Cameron Porter

4.         Lieber Gott, du weisst

Soloists: Clare DemerWhitney SteelePatrick HagenWilliam O’Neill

5.         Brauner Bursche führt zum Tanze

6.         Röslein dreie in der Reihe

Soloists: Sara ColburnSally MouzonJonathan SmuckerWilliam O’Neill

7.         Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn

Soloists: Jesslyn ThomasElizabeth BakerMichael JankoskyWilliam O’Neill

8.         Rote Abendwolken ziehn


“Dirait-on” (Morten Lauridsen; text by Rainer Maria Rilke)


“The Rose” (Ola Gjeilo; text by Christina Rossetti)


“Sure on this shining night” (Morten Lauridsen; text by James Agee)

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