Ciao, Opera Mavens. We have even more egg-cellent events for you this month!
BAY SHORE LYRIC OPERA bslopera.com or 408-391-5785
Aida (Verdi) – Story of the enslaved Nubian princess Aida (soprano Jennifer der Torrossian Studley) who finds her heart entangled with Radames (tenor David Gustafson), an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris (mezzo Liliane Cromer). Tickets available through brownpapertickets.com, includes wine and appetizer reception.
Sat Apr 20 at 7:30pm and Sun Apr 28 at 3pm, Veterans Memorial Building, 846 Front St, Santa Cruz
MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM merola.org or 415-936-2324
Schwabacher Recital Series – Featuring the 2019 SFO Adler Fellows with pianist Martin Katz; program includes songs of Wolf, Barber, and Brahms.
Wed Apr 24 at 7:30pm, Taube Atrium Theater, Veterans Bldg, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
LIVERMORE VALLEY OPERA livermorevalleyopera.com or 925-373-6800
An Elegant Music Soirée – Enjoy an intimate evening in a beautiful private setting; sip champagne, savor fine wines, and enjoy an exceptional appetizer buffet while listening to some of your favorite opera and theater music performed by soprano Liisa Dávila, bass-baritone Kirk Eichelberger (OSJ 2001-03, 2005-06), and pianist Alex Katsman (Merola 1999, 2000). Tickets: $125 ($75 tax-deductible)
Sat Apr 27 at 6pm, home of Linda Tinney (address given on receipt), Livermore
LIEDER ALIVE! liederalive.org/new/ or 415-561-0100
Annual Gala Benefit – Supper reception and performances of works by Schubert, Brahms, and Strauss by soprano Heidi Moss Erickson, violinist Jacqueline Ross, and pianist Peter Grünberg. Tickets: $150 per person, reserve on eventbrite.com
Sun Apr 21 at 5pm, Chez Peter Grünberg and John Wyatt Nelson, 16 Edgehill Way, San Francisco
Liederabend Series – Mezzo Kindra Scharich and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur present an program including Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte and Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, Fantasie, Opus 17.
Sun Apr 28 at 5pm, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco
POCKET OPERA pocketopera.org or 415-972-8934
La Rondine (Puccini) – The dazzling courtesan Magda (soprano Erin O’Meally) finds true love with Ruggero (tenor Patrick Hagen) during a magical night in Paris but alas, the soaring music belies the heartbreak to come; music direction by David Drummond.
Sun Apr 28 at 2pm, Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley
Sun May 5 at 2pm, Florence Gould Theatre, Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco