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
OPERA ON TAP www.operaontap.org/san-francisco/
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
FREMONT OPERA 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
WAGNER SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
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
ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION 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 email@example.com.
Fri Dec 5 at 6pm, IAHF Hall, 425 No First St, San Jose