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Opera, Concerts & Recitals – May 2019, Part I

Ciao, Opera Mavens. May is busting out all over with a plethora of opera-tunities! SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC  sfcm.edu or 415-503-6275 Later the Same Evening (Musto / Campbell) – New chamber opera inspired by the figures in five paintings by American artist...

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Lectures, Workshops, & Classes – May 2019

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your May educational opera-tunities: COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-01/new-faustian-opera-if-i-were-you A New Faustian Opera: If I Were You - What goes into creating a new opera, from the...

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Broadcasts – May 2019

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month: THE ROYAL OPERA IN CINEMAS La Forza del Destino (Verdi) – Leonora (Anna Netrebko, Merola 1996) falls in love with Don Alvaro (Jonas Kaufmann), but when her father forbids their marriage, a...

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Some Bad News and Some Excellent News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. There is good news and bad news. First, the bad news. Soprano Heather Harper died at age 88. She was born in Northern Ireland and sang two roles at the SF Opera: Charlotte in Werther in 1975 and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes in 1976. Soprano Heather...

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From the Unsinkable Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel

Dear Friends, Perhaps I was the very last to find out that I’m not going to be allowed to retire!  So here’s our 77th opera group cruise Melodies of the Danube aboard the brand new (double-wide) AmaMagna from April 24th to May 5th, 2020… …and the best part is, I’m...

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Operas, Concerts, Recitals – April 2019 (Part I)

Ciao, Opera Mavens. No fooling, we've got an abundance of good stuff for you this month!MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM  merola.org or 415-936-2324Schwabacher Recital Series – Soprano Mary Evelyn Hangley and tenor Christopher Oglesby (both Merola 2016) with pianist Mark Morash...

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Broadcasts – April 2019

Christine Goerke as Brünnhilde in Die Walküre. Photo: Richard Termine / Met Opera Ciao Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for this month: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HDhttps://www.fathomevents.com/series/the-met-live-in-hdDie Walküre (Wagner)...

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Lectures, Classes, & Workshops – April 2019

Opera San Jose's 2014 production of Madama Butterfly. Photo: Pat Kirk. Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your educational opera-tunities for the month: OPERA AT YOUR DOORSTEP LECTURE SERIEShttp://www.operasj.org/educationcommunity/adult-education/Prepare yourself for...

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