Ciao, Opera Mavens! We’ve got even more treats for you this month:

OPERA PARALLELE 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 with fine wines, catered dinner, and world-class entertainment by local artists. Tickets: $275 & $500; to purchase call 415-626-6279 or email
Wed Oct 11 at 5:30 pm, Green Room, Veterans Bldg, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

OPERATRONICA – Dance party combining opera and electronica featuring performances by SFO Adlers alongside the Loves Company DJ troupe, curated and hosted by director Aria Umezawa and bass Anthony Reed. Tickets: $40 VIP, $20 General in advance ($25 at the door); must be 21 years of age.
Thu Oct 12, doors open at 8pm, show starts 9pm, MEZZANINE Dance Club, 444 Jessie St, San Francisco

Patch the Sky
– Premiere performance of new oratorio by composer An-lun Huang and librettist Gue Ke. Based on ancient Chinese mythology, it tells the story of the goddess Nüwa, who created human beings: how the battle between the spirit of Water and the spirit of Fire plunged the world into darkness, and how Nüwa patched the sky to save humanity. Featuring sopranos Ying Cao & Amanda Kingston, mezzo Liya Fang, tenors Kirk Dougherty (OSJ 2014-17) & Lu Yuan, baritone Weiguang Dang, the A-Sharp Chorus and Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale directed by Elena Sharkova; Rui Zhang conducting.
Sat Oct 14 at 8pm & Sun Oct 15 at 2:30pm, California Theater, 345 So First St, San Jose

LIEDER ALIVE! or 415-561-0100
Bass Kirk Eichelberger (OSJ 2001-03 & 2005-06) and pianist Mare Ruszczynski perform a program of works by Wolf (Mörike Lieder, Goethe Lieder) and Mahler (aus des Knaben Wunderhorn).
Sun Oct 15 at 5pm, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco

One Larynx, Many Voices – Gala concert crowning the XXV Pacific Voice Conference, featuring performances by SFCM voice faculty and students as well as many outstanding guests vocal artists. Presented in conjunction with the Pacific Voice & Speech Foundation, the purpose of this event is to demonstrate the marvel of the vocal instrument, its unlimited capability and capacity to create different styles and ranges of sounds; it underscores not only the richness of vocal art forms, but also shows that performing arts education must prevail so that world-class performers will grow and flourish in safety and in health. Tickets: $10 General Admission, available through; click here for full program and list of performers.
Sun Oct 15 at 7:30pm, SFCM Concert Hall, 50 Oak St, San Francisco

East Bay Chapter Musical Soiree – Join us for wonderful performances by Eugene Brancoveanu, Sarah Cambridge, Toni Marie Palmertree, and Jennifer Szeto and learn more about their experiences as Adler Fellows; wine and light refreshments served after the performance. Tickets: $50 ($25 tax-deductible); proceeds benefit the opera education programs for K-12 students and young singers in the Merola and Adler Fellowship programs. For more information, contact Silvia Lin at 925-838-9255 or
Sat Oct 21 at 5pm, Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Philip Glass and the Class of ’37 – In celebration of the composer’s 80th birthday, this concert features a selection of works available for performance only with members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, including excerpts from the operas Einstein on the Beach and Hydrogen Jukebox, mixed-media work The Photographer, and the soundtrack to Godfrey Reggio’s 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi. Setting context for Glass’s unmistakable style and remarkable contributions to the classical music world, the program begins with works from composers born in three different centuries who share the “’37” birth year with Glass: Dietrich Buxtehude (b.1637), Joseph Michael Haydn (b.1737) and Mily Balakirev (b.1837).
Wed Oct 25 at 8pm, Herbst Theatre, Veterans Bldg, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

Bel Canto: Voice Faculty Recital – Concert by SSU Vocal Studio instructors Jane Erwin Hammett, Rhoslyn Jones, and Zachary Gordin. Tickets: $8 (parking included).
Fri Oct 28 at 7:30pm, Schroeder Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State campus, Rohnert Park

VERISMO OPERA or 707-864-5508
La Boheme (Puccini) – An aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress; their intense passion is matched by only by their youthful idealism, but can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? Charming camaraderie and sincere emotional truth make the characters among the most appealing in opera. Tickets: $30 General, $20 Seniors & Students, Children under 12 yrs FREE.
Sat Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 11 & Nov 18 at 7:30pm and Sun Oct 29, Nov 5, Nov 12 & Nov 19 at 2pm
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo