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Subtitles on Your Cellphone and Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Vienna Staatsoper streams its subtitles on your cellphone. There’s an app for it. See Subtitles for Iphone/Ipad and Android. You aim your phone toward your sound source and the sound triggers the subtitles. I tested this on Nov 4 with Vienna’s...

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Lianna Haroutounian USA Debut Solo Recital 11/25

From the "Friends of Lianna" Recital Committee: An instant sensation in her debut as Tosca in 2014 and again as Madama Butterfly in 2016 at the San Francisco Opera, Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian returns for her USA debut solo recital. Join us in welcoming her...

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Don’t Miss Out: Great New Streams

Ciao Opera Mavens. There’s an amazing amount of new opera streams our there, including Jake Heggie’s latest opera (at  Indiana University). Puccini’s Tosca with Adrianne Pieczonka and Yonghoon Lee from Vienna Oct 30, 2017 performance. Wagner’s Das Rheingold...

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Classes, Lectures, & Workshops – November 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your late October and November educational opera-tunities: SF OPERA GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST SYMPOSIUM https://sfopera.com/ggwsymposium Delve deep into the world of John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West with this four-session...

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Broadcasts – November 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for late October and November: FILM MOVEMENT http://www.filmmovement.com/theatrical/index.asp?MerchandiseID=567 The Paris Opera – In this captivating documentary, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron takes...

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Special Announcement from Tom Taffel

Dear OperaBobb Mavens, Yes, it’s true, after twenty years as the San Francisco Opera House’s Intermezzo Lounge manager, Tom Taffel is now ready to retire.  Never having pursued his Ph.D., Tom wants to have time to achieve further academic accomplishments, continue...

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Added Attractions – October 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! We've got even more treats for you this month: OPERA PARALLELE  www.operaparallele.org or 415-503-6279 Up Close and Parallèle: Make Our Garden Grow - Annual gala featuring guest of honor ACT Director Carey Perloff; includes pre-dinner cocktail hour...

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Abraham in Flames: Workshop Performances

From our friend Ruben B. Pimentel, Jr., Director of Marketing & Communications, Merola Opera Program: Five years in the making, Abraham in Flames takes off this fall as the entire cast of singers and ensemble of musicians gather for a five-day residency, culminating...

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Broadcasts – October 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for the month: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA RADIO BROADCASTS http://sfopera.com/discover-opera/tv-and-radio-broadcasts Dream of the Red Chamber (Sheng) – This operatic adaptation of one of China’s greatest classical...

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