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CLOSE-UPS IN THE BALCONY At least three performances of each opera feature OperaVision, high-definition video projection screens visible from Balcony symbol and enjoy close-up Side, Rear and Front. Look for the views of the action on stage! GREAT SEATS sfopera.com 1 Design your own series by choosing the operas you want to see, when you want to see them. NEW SAVINGS! Save up to 10 % Save up to 15 % Select 3 operas and Select 4 operas and Select 5 operas and Bellini's Romeo and Juliet, The Capulets and the Montagues Production photo: Wilfried H�sl/ Bavarian State Opera Save up to 20 % 2 sfopera.com/rigoletto ZELJKO LUCIC "The subject is grand, immense, and has a character that is one of the most important creations of the theatre, of all countries and all ages."�Giuseppe Verdi Shagimuratova Vratogna Demuro Kurzak Lomel� Lucic sfopera.com/rigoletto 3 RIGOLETTO SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION GIUSEPPE V ERDI CAST Rigoletto: Zeljko Lucic/ Marco Vratogna Gilda: Aleksandra Kurzak* The Duke of Mantua: Francesco Demuro* Maddalena: Kendall Gladen Count Monterone: Robert Pomakov* Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli The desires of a lecherous duke clash with the protective paternal instincts of his court jester in this tragic tale of obsession, devotion and vengeance. Music director Nicola Luisotti leads the season opener, in which soaring melody and a roster of Verdi's most-loved arias are set in a vibrant San Francisco Opera production. Two outstanding casts are led by baritone Zeljko Lucic, whose "superb performance" as Rigoletto at the Paris National Opera (2012) secures his place as "one of today's pre-eminent Verdi baritones" (Financial Times), and the "arrestingly dark and charismatic" (San Francisco Chronicle) Marco Vratogna, who thrilled San Francisco Opera audiences with his sinister Iago in Otello (2009). CAST Rigoletto: Marco Vratogna Gilda: Albina Shagimuratova The Duke of Mantua: David Lomel� Maddalena: Kendall Gladen Count Monterone: Robert Pomakov Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 8 8pm � 12 7:30pm � 16 2pm 19 7:30pm � 23 2pm � 30 2pm PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 7 8pm � 11 8pm � 15 8pm 18 8pm � 21 8pm � 25 7:30pm PRODUCTION Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, and Mrs. Edmund W. Littlefield, are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey. Major support for this production also provided by the Great Interpreters of Italian Opera Fund established by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem. Nicola Luisotti's appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Mr. Lucic's appearance is made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. Conductor: Nicola Luisotti/ Giuseppe Finzi Stage Director: Harry Silverstein Set Designer: Michael Yeargan Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich *San Francisco Opera debut Alternate cast OperaVision in balcony. OperaVision for the performance on September 15 will be shown in simulcast aspect ratio (widescreen format). Approximate running time: 2 hours, 35 minutes including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles Photo: Zeljko Luci� and Diana Damrau in Metropolitan Opera production c of Rigoletto by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera 4 sfopera.com/capulets THE CAPULETS AND THE MONTAGUES V INCENZO BELLINI'S ROMEO AND JULIE T The heartbreaking story of Romeo and Juliet is retold through Bellini's exquisite, gracefully flowing music. Two young lovers from feuding families are portrayed by remarkably agile vocalists: recent Grammy� winner Joyce DiDonato, praised by The New York Times for her "glamour, charisma, intelligence, grace and remarkable talent," and BBC Singer of the World competition winner Nicole Cabell. The breathtakingly beautiful production features costumes by fashion designer Christian Lacroix. NEW PRODUCTION CAST Giulietta (Juliet): Nicole Cabell* Romeo: Joyce DiDonato Tebaldo (Tybalt): Saimir Pirgu* Capellio: Eric Owens PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 29 8pm OCTOBER 3 7:30pm � 11 7:30pm 16 8pm � 19 8pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes including one intermission Co-production with Bavarian State Opera Sung in Italian with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn. Ms. DiDonato's appearance is made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. Photo: The Capulets and the Montagues by Wilfried H�sl/ Bavarian State Opera � 14 2pm PRODUCTION Conductor: Riccardo Frizza Director: Vincent Boussard* Set Designer: Vincent Lemaire* Costume Designer: Christian Lacroix* Lighting Designer: Guido Levi* *San Francisco Opera debut DiDonato Owens Cabell Pirgu MOBY-DICK Music by JAK E HEGGIE � Libretto by GENE SCHEER A masterpiece of American literature is transformed into a "powerful and emotionally irresistible" (San Francisco Chronicle) opera by Dead Man Walking composer Jake Heggie. Ben Heppner's Captain Ahab, who risks the lives of his shipmates to pursue an obsessive quest, "is every bit as tragic as Lohengrin, Tristan, or Otello" (Associated Press). Sharing the role is Jay Hunter Morris, whose "astonishing vocal command" as Captain Ahab in San Diego (2012) was "nothing less than miraculous" (Kenneth Herman, SanDiego.com). Patrick Summers conducts. COMPANY PREMIERE BEN HEPPNER sfopera.com/mobydick 5 BEN HEPPNER CAST Greenhorn (Ishmael): Stephen Costello* Captain Ahab: Ben Heppner/ Jay Hunter Morris Starbuck: Morgan Smith Queequeg: Jonathan Lemalu* Pip: Talise Trevigne* Flask: Matthew O'Neill Stubb: Robert Orth PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 10 7:30pm � 13 8pm � 18 7:30pm 21 2pm � 23 8pm � 26 8pm � 30 7:30pm NOVEMBER 2 8pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 3 hours including one intermission Commissioned and produced by San Francisco Opera in partnership with the Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, Calgary Opera, and the State Opera of South Australia. Sung in English with English supertitles Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by the Carol Franc Buck Foundation, Leslie and George Hume, the Koret Foundation and Tad and Dianne Taube. Mr. Heppner's appearance is made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. Photo: Ben Heppner in Moby-Dick by Karen Almond/the Dallas Opera PRODUCTION Conductor: Patrick Summers Director: Leonard Foglia Set Designer: Robert Brill* Projection Designer: Elaine McCarthy* Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood Movement Director: Keturah Stickann* *San Francisco Opera debut Alternate cast Trevigne Lemalu Morris Smith Heppner Costello 6 sfopera.com/tosca ANGELA GHEORGHIU TOSCA SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION GIACOMO PUCCINI Puccini's masterful melodrama is a sexually charged, edge-of-your-seat thriller in which a great singer, a rebellious painter and a corrupt police chief engage in a deadly test of wills. Music director Nicola Luisotti, "one of his generation's most accomplished Puccini conductors" (Opera News), leads two magnificent casts. One stars Angela Gheorghiu, who inspired a Times (London) critic to write: "I don't think I have heard Tosca's love music more beautifully sung in the theater." Massimo Giordano, "a tenor with a true Italianate sound" (Opera News), and Roberto Frontali, who brought "dramatic intensity" (San Francisco Chronicle) to the role of Sherriff Jack Rance in The Girl of the Golden West (2010), complete the fatal love triangle. The next cast stars Patricia Racette, "a versatile, dramatically astute performer with a proven knack for Puccini" (The New York Times), with Adler Fellow Brian Jagde in his role debut as Cavaradossi and Mark Delavan (Wotan in the Ring cycle, 2011) as a "menacing yet elegantly mannered" (The New York Times) Scarpia. Gheorghiu Giordano Frontali Two superstar sopranos and one fiery, impetuous diva: Puccini's definitive tale of passion, corruption and betrayal. PATRICIA RACETTE sfopera.com/tosca 7 CAST Floria Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu Mario Cavaradossi: Massimo Giordano* Baron Scarpia: Roberto Frontali CAST Floria Tosca: Patricia Racette Mario Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde Baron Scarpia: Mark Delavan PERFORMANCES NOVEMBER 15 7:30pm � 18 2pm 25 2pm � 28 7:30pm DECEMBER 1 8pm � 21 7:30pm PERFORMANCES NOVEMBER 16 8pm � 20 8pm � 24 8pm 29 7:30pm DECEMBER 2 2pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes including two intermissions San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by the Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Fund, the Koret Foundation, Tad and Dianne Taube and United. Nicola Luisotti's appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Ms. Gheorghiu's and Ms. Racette's appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. Photos: Angela Gheorghiu by Ken Howard; Patricia Racette by Scott Suchman/Washington National Opera � 27 8pm PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti/ Giuseppe Finzi Stage Director: Jose Maria Condemi Production Designer: Thierry Bosquet Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich *San Francisco Opera debut Alternate cast Delavan Racette Jagde 8 sfopera.com/lohengrin BRANDON JOVANOVICH LOHENGRIN RICHARD WAGNER A struggle for political power turns into a test of faith in this transcendent tale of human frailty and divine intervention. Nicola Luisotti conducts his first Wagner opera for San Francisco Opera with a radiant cast led by Camilla Nylund and Brandon Jovanovich (Siegmund in Die Walk�re, 2011), a tenor who sings with "virile, clarion power" (Opera News). Daniel Slater's "thoughtful and tasteful" production (Associated Press) also features veteran Wagnerians Kristinn Sigmundsson, Gerd Grochowski and Petra Lang. PRODUCTION NEW TO SAN FRANCISCO OPERA CAST Lohengrin: Brandon Jovanovich Elsa von Brabant: Camilla Nylund* Ortrud: Petra Lang Friedrich von Telramund: Gerd Grochowski Heinrich der Vogler: Kristinn Sigmundsson King's Herald: Brian Mulligan PERFORMANCES OCTOBER 20 7pm � 24 7pm � 28 1pm � 31 7pm NOVEMBER 3 7pm � 6 7pm � 9 7pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 4 hours, 20 minutes including two intermissions Co-production of Houston Grand Opera and Grand Th��tre de Gen�ve Sung in German with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by The Bernard Osher Endowment Fund. Nicola Luisotti's appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Photo: Brandon Jovanovich in San Francisco Opera production of Die Walk�re by Cory Weaver PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Daniel Slater Production Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins Lighting Designer: Simon Mills Movement Director: Leah Hausman *San Francisco Opera debut Sigmundsson Grochowski Jovanovich Nylund Lang THE TALES OF HOFFMANN MATTHEW POLENZANI sfopera.com/hoffmann 9 JACQUES OFFENBACH Natalie Dessay, "one of the most sought-after sopranos in the world" (The New York Times), displays her remarkable versatility by singing four roles in this enthralling tale of thwarted passion, "one of the grandest and most expressive of all 19th-century French operas" (National Public Radio). Acclaimed tenor Matthew Polenzani "scored a triumph as Hoffmann's titular, tortured poet" with his performance at the Lyric Opera of Chicago (2011), "offering an intelligently conceived, internally focused characterization in support of his brilliant singing" (Opera News). Alice Coote, "unforgettable" and "brilliant" (Financial Times) in San Francisco Opera's Werther (2010), is Nicklausse and The Muse. NEW PRODUCTION CAST Hoffmann: Matthew Polenzani Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella: Natalie Dessay Nicklausse, The Muse: Alice Coote Copp�lius, Dapertutto, Dr. Miracle, Lindorf: Christian Van Horn PERFORMANCES JUNE 2013 5 7:30pm � 11 8pm � 14 8pm � 20 7:30pm 23 2pm � 27 7:30pm � 30 2pm JULY 2013 3 7:30pm � 6 8pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions Co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) Sung in French with English supertitles Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by The Bernard Osher Endowment Fund, The Thomas Tilton Production Fund and Chevron. Ms. Dessay's and Mr. Polenzani's appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. Photo: Matthew Polenzani by Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago PRODUCTION Conductor: Patrick Fournillier Director: Laurent Pelly Set Designer: Chantal Thomas Associate Director: Christian R�th Dramaturg: Agathe Melinand *San Francisco Opera debut Polenzani Van Horn Dessay Coote 10 sfopera.com/cosi COS� FAN TUTTE WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZ ART Trickery flirts with tragedy in Mozart's emotionally nuanced tale of romantic temptation, in which four young lovers learn more about each other--and themselves--than they bargained for. Music director Nicola Luisotti conducts a dynamic young cast that includes Ellie Dehn, "a charismatic soprano with great stage presence" (Wall Street Journal) and Heidi Stober, who possesses a "rare vivacity of voice and personality" (Houston Chronicle). The production, which sets the action in Monte Carlo during World War I, "illuminates" this Mozart favorite, "skillfully balancing the demands of comedy and seriousness" (San Francisco Chronicle). SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION CAST Fiordiligi: Ellie Dehn Dorabella: Christel L�tzsch* Despina: Heidi Stober/Susannah Biller Ferrando: Francesco Demuro Guglielmo: Philippe Sly* Don Alfonso: Marco Vinco PERFORMANCES JUNE 2013 9 2pm � 12 7:30pm � 18 8pm 26 7:30pm � 29 8pm JULY 2013 1 7:30pm OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 3 hours, 25 minutes including one intermission Co-production with Opera Monte Carlo Sung in Italian with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by San Francisco Opera Guild. Nicola Luisotti's appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Photo: San Francisco Opera production of Cos� fan tutte by Terrence McCarthy � 21 8pm PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Jose Maria Condemi Production Designer: Robert Perdziola *San Francisco Opera debut Alternate cast Demuro Stober L�tzsch Dehn Vinco Sly THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE NATHAN GUNN sfopera.com/magdalene 11 M ARK A DA MO Drawing from modern scholarship, Mark Adamo's world premiere re-imagines the story of Jesus and the people closest to him--including the misunderstood woman who loved him most dearly, and heard his message most clearly. Adamo writes music of "beauty and emotional accessibility" (San Francisco Chronicle). The superb cast of this world premiere is led by Sasha Cooke, William Burden and Maria Kanyova. Nathan Gunn, who possesses "a voice of stunning authority" (The New York Times), sings the role of Yeshua. WORLD PREMIERE CAST Mary Magdalene: Sasha Cooke* Miriam: Maria Kanyova Peter: William Burden Yeshua: Nathan Gunn PERFORMANCES JUNE 2013 19 7:30pm � 22 8pm � 25 8pm � 28 8pm JULY 2013 2 7:30pm � 5 8pm � 7 2pm PRODUCTION Conductor: Michael Christie* Director: Kevin Newbury* Set Designer: David Korins* Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich *San Francisco Opera debut OperaVision in balcony. Approximate running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Commissioned by San Francisco Opera Sung in English with English supertitles The world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is made possible, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Photo: Nathan Gunn in Pittsburgh Opera production of Billy Budd by David Bachman/Pittsburgh Opera Kanyova Burden Cooke Gunn 12 OPER A FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! THE SECRET GARDEN AT CAL PERFORMANCES, ZELLERBACH HALL, UC BERKELEY The beloved classic of children's literature comes alive in a new opera created for the entire family. A pampered young girl born to privilege finds herself alone in a bleak and unfamiliar land, until she discovers the hidden wonder of an abandoned secret garden. Unexpected friendships and a new life blossom as she makes the garden flourish again, leading both young and old toward a path of healing and understanding. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. WORLD PREMIERE Sign up to receive E-Opera for updates on our educational Exploration Workshops for the whole family in 2013. Visit sfopera.com/EOpera. Music by Nolan Gasser � Libretto by Carey Harrison Commissioned by San Francisco Opera Co-production with Cal Performances MARCH 2013: 1 7:30pm � 2 7:30pm � 3 3pm � 9 7:30pm � 10 3pm The Edmund and Jeannik Littlefield Foundation is proud to support this production. PRODUCTION Director: Jose Maria Condemi Visual Designer: Naomie Kremer Costume Designer: Kristi Johnson Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich FAMILY PRICING ADULT CHILD* 5 4A 3A 3B 2A 4B 2C 1B 5 4A 3A 3B Premium area: Seating area 1: Seating area 2: Seating area 3: Seating area 4: Seating area 5: *Children up to 18 $80 $70 $60 $50 $40 $30 $40 $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 2B 1A P 2A Stage Sung in English with English supertitles ZELLERBACH HALL UC BERKELEY Image by Visual Designer Naomie Kremer Wheelchair seating areas Sorry, this performance cannot be purchased as a part of a Design Your Own Series package. 13 THE FUTURE ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT IS NOW OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES MEROLA'S SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT Yerba Buena Gardens Saturday, July 7, 2012, 2pm San Francisco Opera's renowned Resident Artists, the 2012 Adler Fellows, present an evening of unforgettable music in their final concert of the year. Teaming up with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, the immensely talented young singers will perform works by opera's great composers. FREE SIMULCAST AT AT&T PARK WEBCOR BUILDERS PRESENTS OPERA AT THE BALLPARK OPERA AT STERN GROVE Sigmund Stern Grove Sunday, August 19, 2012, 2pm FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2012, 7:30PM Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco TICKETS: $25 Balcony; $40 Orchestra Rear/Dress Circle $50 Box Seats; $60 Orchestra Purchase tickets by calling the Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330. Sorry, this performance cannot be purchased as a part of a Design Your Own Series package. Photo: Scott Wall Rigoletto Saturday, September 15, 2012, 8pm Join us for Verdi's Rigoletto, transmitted live from the Opera House to the big screen at AT&T Park! sfopera.com/simulcast Photo: Cory Weaver SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IN THE PARK Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:30pm sfopera.com/park 14 GET CLOSER SFOPERA.COM Visit our website to read program notes and plot synopses, listen to audio clips and watch current production videos available prior to each opera's opening night. TO OPERA PREVIEW LECTURES Opera Guild Preview Lectures bring renowned musicologists to communities throughout the greater Bay Area, offering an in-depth look into the season's upcoming operas. Visit sfopera.com/previews. CONNECT WITH US OPERAVISION IN THE BALCONY Select performances feature high-definition video projection screens on the Balcony level, bringing audiences closer to the action on stage. Subtitles are shown at the bottom of each screen. Visit sfopera.com/operavision. 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SEPTEMBER 2012 SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 NOVEMBER�DECEMBER 2012 SUN MON TUE WED THU 1 FRI SAT 2 Moby-Dick 3 Lohengrin 8pm 7pm 2 3 4 5 6 7 Rigoletto 8pm 8 Rigoletto 8pm 4 5 6 Lohengrin 7 7pm 8 9 Lohengrin 10 7pm 9 Opera in 10 the Park 1:30pm 11 Rigoletto 12 Rigoletto 13 8pm 7:30pm 14 15 Rigoletto AT&T 8pm Park Simulcast 11 12 13 14 15 Tosca 16 7:30pm Tosca 17 8pm 16 Rigoletto 17 2pm EREV ROSH HASHANAH ROSH HASHANAH 18 Rigoletto 19 Rigoletto 20 8pm 25 Rigoletto 26 7:30pm EREV YOM KIPPUR YOM KIPPUR 21 Rigoletto 22 8pm 18 Tosca 19 2pm 20 Tosca 21 8pm Tosca 22 7:30pm THANKSGIVING 23 24 Tosca 8pm 7:30pm 27 28 23 Rigoletto 24 2pm 30 Rigoletto FPO 2pm 29 Capulets 8pm 25 Tosca 26 2pm 27 Tosca 28 8pm Tosca 29 7:30pm Tosca 30 Adler Gala Herbst Concert 7:30pm Theatre 7:30pm DECEMBER 1 Tosca 8pm 2 Highlighted boxes denote opening nights. Tosca 2pm The Secret Garden at Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley MARCH 2013: 1 7:30pm � 2 7:30pm � 3 3pm � 9 7:30pm � 10 3pm OCTOBER 2012 SUN MON 1 J U N E � J U LY 2 0 1 3 THU 4 TUE 2 WED 3 Capulets 7:30pm FRI 5 SAT 6 SUN Luisotti and Orchestra UC Berkeley MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 1 3pm 3 4 5 Hoffmann 6 7:30pm 7 8 7 8 9 10 Moby-Dick 11 7:30pm Capulets 12 7:30pm 13 Moby-Dick 8pm Capulets 20 Lohengrin 8pm 7pm 2 14 Capulets 15 2pm 16 Capulets 17 8pm 18 Moby-Dick 19 7:30pm 9 Cos� 10 2pm 11 Hoffmann 12 8pm Cos� 13 7:30pm 14 Hoffmann 15 8pm Cos� 22 Magdalene 8pm 8pm Cos� 8pm SF PRIDE 21 Moby-Dick 22 2pm 28 Lohengrin 29 1pm 23 Moby-Dick 24 Lohengrin 25 8pm 7pm 26 Moby-Dick 27 8pm 16 FATHER'S DAY 17 18 Cos� 19 Magdalene 20 Hoffmann 21 8pm 7:30pm 7:30pm 30 Moby-Dick 31 Lohengrin 7:30pm 7pm 23 Hoffmann 24 2pm 30 Hoffmann 2pm SF PRIDE 25 Magdalene 26 8pm Cos� 27 Hoffmann 28 Magdalene 29 7:30pm 7:30pm 8pm JULY High-definition video projection screens are featured on the Balcony level for this performance. 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