Tix: La Boheme for Families 11/22

OPERABOBB’S TICKET EXCHANGE — For the admissionally challenged;
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La Boheme For Families For Sale by Bethel Watt
Sat Nov 22 at 12 noon; 2 tickets, Orchestra Premium, Row E, Seats 102 & 104
Asking $105 for the pair (one $70 Adult, one $35 Youth, face value)
Contact beth@watt.us.com or 650-678-9091.



Autumn Potpourri

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here are some opera-related offerings to spice up the season!

CAMERA CINEMAS  www.cameracinemas.com/operas.shtml
Opera in Cinema Series
– Monthly showings of new European-based productions featuring the world’s greatest stars screened in state-of-the-art Sony Digital Cinema 4K (highest resolution available) with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. Tickets $18.50, includes FREE validated parking in attached covered garage; partake in specialty coffees, beer, or wine in lobby before and after the show. First up is La Traviata from Opera de Paris starring Diana Damrau and Francesco Demuro.
Sun Oct 26 at 12 noon and Tue Oct 28 at 7:15pm
Camera 3 Entertainment, 288 So Second St, San Jose

OAKLAND CIVIC ORCHESTRA  https://sites.google.com/site/oaklandcivicorchestra/
La France Enchantee et Mysterieuse – Featuring soprano Nanette McGuinness singing Duparc, Ravel and Berlioz, plus Viviane by Chausson and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas. FREE
Sun Oct 26 at 4pm, Lake Merritt Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

What the Fach? A Horrifying Night of Operatic Gender Swap!
– Come join us as we celebrate Halloween with a line-up of costumed, gender-defying arias sure to scare your pants off; $5 at the door, bring your friends!
Mon Oct 27 at 7pm, Maggie McGarry’s Irish Pub, 1353 Grant Ave (North Beach), SF

MUSIC AT STANFORD  http://music.stanford.edu/ or 650-725-2787
A. Jess Shenson Recital Series – Baritone Stephen Salters and pianist Laura Dahl perform a program of Rachmaninoff, Strauss, Villa-Lobos, Montsalvatge, and American folk songs. Tickets $15 General, $10 Seniors and Students; available through tickets.stanford.edu
Master Class with Baritone Stephen Salters – FREE and open to the public
Mon Nov 3 at 4:15pm, Campbell Recital Hall, Stanford University

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC  www.sfcm.edu or 415-503-6275
Scenes from Britten Operas – Performed by voice department students; FREE, no tickets required.
Thu Nov 6 and Sat Nov 8 at 7:30pm
Arias and Ensemble Pieces from Early Mozart Operas – performed by the Baroque Ensemble; FREE, no tickets required.
Mon Nov 10 at 8pm
Orchestral Music of Lully, Purcell, and Mozart – performed by the Baroque Ensemble; FREE, no tickets required.
Sun Nov 16 at 7:30pm
Faculty Artist Recital – mezzo Catherine Cook (Adler 1991-92) performs Schumann’s Frauenliebe und -leben and Heggie’s The Deepest Desire, accompanied by Keisuke Nakagoshi on piano and Elizabeth Lowry on flute. FREE, reservations required.
Mon Nov 17 at 8pm
Opera Scenes – performed by voice department students; FREE, no tickets required
Sun Nov 23 at 2pm and Tue Nov 25 at 7:30pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St, San Francisco

CAFFE FRASCATI  www.caffefrascati.com or 408-287-0400
Monthly Opera Night – This lively event features favorite arias and duets performed live in an intimate cafe setting by some of the Bay Area’s best opera singers; presented in conjunction with downtown San Jose’s South First Fridays Art Walk in the SoFA District.
Fri Nov 7 at 8pm, Caffe Frascati, 315 S First St, San Jose

  www.fremontopera.org or 510-4004106
Come Embark on Noah’s Ark – Grand Nautical Gala featuring Arias from the Ark by members of the Ragazzi Boys Chorus plus live auction and raffle for amazing prizes; dress elegant casual, or come as your favorite animal! Tickets $95 per person, proceeds help support March 2015 performances of Noah’s Flood (Britten) in San Francisco and Fremont.
Sun Nov 9 at 6:30pm, Newark Pavilion, 6430 Thornton Ave, Newark

Special All Wagner Concert – Piano virtuoso Stephan Möller, President of the Vienna International Piano Institute and Professor of Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, performs a unique concert program devoted to several of Wagner’s rare piano works as well as piano transcriptions of other Wagner works. Event open to the public; tickets $25 per person.
Sun Nov 16 at 7:30pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1111 O’Farrell St, San Francisco

GOLDEN GATE OPERA  www.goldengateopera.org or 415-473-6800
Opera in Unusual Places – Tunstead Live! presents GGO in a night of opera favorites featuring selections from Aida, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata and more, including short introduction by a narrator setting the scene. *FREE* and open to the public; registration required.
Fri Nov 21 at 7:30pm, San Anselmo Library, 110 Tunstead Ave, San Anselmo

www.iahfsj.org or 408-293-7122
Italian American Heritage Foundation Annual Holiday Dinner Concert – featuring performances by Opera San Jose resident artists. For more information and tickets please contact info@iahfsj.org.
Fri Dec 5 at 6pm, IAHF Hall, 425 No First St, San Jose


More Special Events Oct-Dec

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Warm up for the holidays with these celebrations!

Adler Fellows Concert – Members and guests are invited to a special performance by soprano Jacqueline Piccolino and tenor A.J. Glueckert accompanied by pianist Robert Mollicone; wine and light refreshments served afterwards. Tickets $45; proceeds benefit education programs for students grades K-12 and young singers in the Merola Opera and Adler Fellowship programs.
Sat Oct 25 at 5pm, Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

An Intimate Evening with Mark Delavan
– Benefit for Opera a la Carte schools program. Tickets $50 per person, students half price, pay at the door; RSVP Neva Turer at ,707-539-1220.
Mon Oct 27 at 6pm, Congregation Shomrei Torah, 2600 Bennett Valley Rd, Santa Rosa

Friendly Fall Gathering
– Member appreciation event, non-members welcome; includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and special discounted cash bar (does not include hotel parking at $2 per hour). Cost: $7 if payment received by Nov 5, otherwise $10 at the door. Send advance payment to SFOG, Peninsula Chapter, 265 Marmona Ct, Menlo Park CA 94025.
Sat Nov 8 at 3pm, Cardinal Club Lounge, Sheraton Hotel, 625 El Camino, Palo Alto

OPERA SAN JOSE  www.operasj.org or 408-437-4450
Opening Night Reception – Meet OSJ’s new General Director Larry Hancock, new Music Director Joseph Marcheso, and members of The Italian Girl in Algiers cast following the opening night performance; includes prosecco and wine, savories and dessert, coffee or tea. $50 per person; advance tickets only, no sales at the door.
Sat Nov 15 at 11pm, Sainte Claire Hotel, 302 So Market St, San Jose

A Paris Holiday: Dinner on the Opera House Stage – Join us as we honor renowned opera supporter and philanthropist Diane B. Wilsey. Festivities begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the lobby of the Opera House; immediately following, guests will be led onstage where they will be transported to 19th century Paris for dinner and dancing on the set of La Bohème. Tickets start at $750; proceeds benefit SFOG’s educational programs throughout Northern California.
Mon Dec 1 at 6pm, War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

FESTIVAL OPERA www.festivalopera.org or 925-944-9610
Holiday Gala
– Enjoy an evening of elegant dining and vocal performances by soprano Shawnette Sulker and bass-baritone Kirk Eichelberger; includes wine reception, silent and live auctions, and valet parking. $125 per person through Nov 3, $150 thereafter; tables of 10 receive special gifts. RSVP by Nov 28 to mimi@festivalopera.org.
Wed Dec 3 at 6:30pm, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette


Hurry: Met Macbeth on YouTube + Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Anna Netrebko (Merola 1996) has been universally acclaimed for her Lady Macbeth at the Met. Last week’s HD Simulcast is now up and running on YouTube (probably it won’t stay up for very long). So that you understand what all the fuss is about go to: http://tinyurl.com/mvmrhw3.

Anna Caterina Antonacci will be in San Francisco this coming summer to sing both Cassandra in Hector Berlioz’s The Trojans and the lead role in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women. A new live concert today from Toulouse is now available on www.medici.tv. The program begins with Benjamin Britten’s magnificent Four Sea Interludes. Next, Antonacci sings Berlioz’s Summer Nights.

Michael Fabiano will be singing Rodolfo in SF Opera’s La Boheme which opens on November 14. He is available in a live concert from Greene Space which was originally streamed on Tuesday. Renata Scotto is a special guest. This stream may only be up for a couple of weeks: http://new.livestream.com/thegreenespace/events/3430401.