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NEW THIS YEAR! SAVE UP TO 20% OFF SINGLE TICKET PRICES DESIGN YOUR OWN SERIES · 2012–13 SEASON FAST, EASY EXCHANGES 33% DOWN SECURES YOUR SEATS • No fees for advance exchanges into a different performance of the same opera. Order through the Box Office and stretch your payments with an extended payment plan. Just 33% down secures your seats! • A $10-per-ticket fee for exchanging into a different opera (compared to the $25 fee for non-subscribers). UNDERSTAND EVERY OPERA See page 15 for more information. All of our operas are performed with supertitles—English translations projected onto a screen above the stage. EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS Subscribers receive discounts at local restaurants, businesses and at the Opera Shop through the Subscriber Perks program, as well as a monthly subscriber e-newsletter. 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 Design your own series by choosing the operas you want to see, when you want to see them. NEW SAVINGS! Select 3 operas and Save up to 10 % Select 4 operas and Save up to 15 % Select 5 operas and Save up to 20 % Belliniâ€™s Romeo and Juliet, The Capulets and the Montagues Production photo: Wilfried HĂśsl/ Bavarian State Opera 1 sfopera.com/rigoletto ŽELJKO LUCIC Lomelí Shagimuratova Vratogna Demuro Kurzak “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 Lucic 2 sfopera.com/rigoletto RIGOLETTO GIUSEPPE V ERDI 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. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION Two outstanding casts are led by baritone Željko 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 CAST Rigoletto: Željko Lucic/ Marco Vratogna† Gilda: Aleksandra Kurzak* The Duke of Mantua: Francesco Demuro* Maddalena: Kendall Gladen Count Monterone: Robert Pomakov* Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli Rigoletto: Marco Vratogna Gilda: Albina Shagimuratova The Duke of Mantua: David Lomelí Maddalena: Kendall Gladen Count Monterone: Robert Pomakov Sparafucile: Andrea Silvestrelli 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 Photo: Željko Luci´c and Diana Damrau in Metropolitan Opera production of Rigoletto by Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera PERFORMANCES SEPTEMBER 8 8pm · 12 7:30pm · 16 2pm 19 7:30pm · 23 2pm · 30 2pm† 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 3 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 PERFORMANCES Giulietta (Juliet): Nicole Cabell* Romeo: Joyce DiDonato Tebaldo (Tybalt): Saimir Pirgu* Capellio: Eric Owens SEPTEMBER 29 8pm PRODUCTION Conductor: Riccardo Frizza Director: Vincent Boussard* Set Designer: Vincent Lemaire* Costume Designer: Christian Lacroix* Lighting Designer: Guido Levi* *San Francisco Opera debut OCTOBER 3 7:30pm · 11 7:30pm 16 8pm · 19 8pm · 14 2pm 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. Owens Pirgu DiDonato Cabell Photo: The Capulets and the Montagues by Wilfried Hösl/ Bavarian State Opera MOBY-DICK Music by JAK E BEN HEPPNER sfopera.com/mobydick HEGGIE · Libretto by GENE SCHEER BEN HEPPNER 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 CAST PERFORMANCES 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 OCTOBER 10 7:30pm · 13 8pm · 18 7:30pm 21 2pm · 23 8pm · 26 8pm · 30 7:30pm† Heppner Trevigne Photo: Ben Heppner in Moby-Dick by Karen Almond/the Dallas Opera Costello 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. Lemalu *San Francisco Opera debut †Alternate cast 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 Smith Conductor: Patrick Summers Director: Leonard Foglia Set Designer: Robert Brill* Projection Designer: Elaine McCarthy* Costume Designer: Jane Greenwood Movement Director: Keturah Stickann* OperaVision in balcony. Morris PRODUCTION NOVEMBER 2 8pm† 5 6 sfopera.com/tosca ANGELA GHEORGHIU TOSCA 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. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION 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. Frontali Giordano Gheorghiu 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. Two superstar sopranos and one fiery, impetuous diva: Puccini’s definitive tale of passion, corruption and betrayal. PATRICIA RACETTE sfopera.com/tosca CAST CAST Floria Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu Mario Cavaradossi: Massimo Giordano* Baron Scarpia: Roberto Frontali Floria Tosca: Patricia Racette Mario Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde Baron Scarpia: Mark Delavan DECEMBER 1 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 · 27 8pm 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 Delavan · 21 7:30pm NOVEMBER 16 8pm · 20 8pm · 24 8pm 29 7:30pm Jagde NOVEMBER 15 7:30pm · 18 2pm 25 2pm · 28 7:30pm PERFORMANCES Racette PERFORMANCES 7 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 Walküre, 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 PERFORMANCES 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 OCTOBER 20 7pm · 24 7pm Sigmundsson Grochowski Lang Nylund Jovanovich PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Daniel Slater Production Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins Lighting Designer: Simon Mills Movement Director: Leah Hausman *San Francisco Opera debut · 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 Théâtre de Genève 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 Walküre by Cory Weaver THE TALES OF HOFFMANN MATTHEW POLENZANI sfopera.com/hoffmann 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 PERFORMANCES Hoffmann: Matthew Polenzani Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella: Natalie Dessay Nicklausse, The Muse: Alice Coote Coppélius, Dapertutto, Dr. Miracle, Lindorf: Christian Van Horn JUNE 2013 5 7:30pm · 11 8pm · 14 8pm · 20 7:30pm 23 2pm · 27 7:30pm · 30 2pm Photo: Matthew Polenzani by Dan Rest/Lyric Opera of Chicago Coote 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. Van Horn *San Francisco Opera debut Approximate running time: 3 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions Co-production with Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) Sung in French with English supertitles Dessay Conductor: Patrick Fournillier Director: Laurent Pelly Set Designer: Chantal Thomas Associate Director: Christian Räth Dramaturg: Agathe Melinand OperaVision in balcony. Polenzani PRODUCTION JULY 2013 3 7:30pm · 6 8pm 9 COSÌ FAN TUTTE 10 sfopera.com/cosi 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 PERFORMANCES Fiordiligi: Ellie Dehn Dorabella: Christel Lötzsch* Despina: Heidi Stober/Susannah Biller† Ferrando: Francesco Demuro Guglielmo: Philippe Sly* Don Alfonso: Marco Vinco JUNE 2013 9 2pm · 12 7:30pm · 18 8pm 26 7:30pm · 29 8pm† Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Jose Maria Condemi Production Designer: Robert Perdziola Lötzsch Dehn PRODUCTION Vinco Sly Demuro Stober *San Francisco Opera debut †Alternate cast · 21 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 Così fan tutte by Terrence McCarthy NATHAN GUNN sfopera.com/magdalene THE GOSPEL OF MARY MAGDALENE 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 PERFORMANCES Mary Magdalene: Sasha Cooke* Miriam: Maria Kanyova Peter: William Burden Yeshua: Nathan Gunn JUNE 2013 19 7:30pm · 22 8pm · 25 8pm · 28 8pm Photo: Nathan Gunn in Pittsburgh Opera production of Billy Budd by David Bachman/Pittsburgh Opera Gunn The world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is made possible, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Burden *San Francisco Opera debut 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 Kanyova Conductor: Michael Christie* Director: Kevin Newbury* Set Designer: David Korins* Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich · 7 2pm OperaVision in balcony. Cooke PRODUCTION JULY 2013 2 7:30pm · 5 8pm 11 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 The Edmund and Jeannik Littlefield Foundation is proud to support this production. MARCH 2013: 1 7:30pm · 2 7:30pm · 3 3pm · 9 7:30pm · 10 3pm PRODUCTION FAMILY PRICING Director: Jose Maria Condemi Visual Designer: Naomie Kremer Costume Designer: Kristi Johnson Lighting Designer: Christopher Maravich ADULT CHILD* Premium area: $80 $40 Seating area 1: $70 $35 Seating area 2: $60 $30 Seating area 3: $50 $25 Seating area 4: $40 $20 Seating area 5: $30 $15 *Children up to 18 Sung in English with English supertitles 4B 5 2C 1B 4A 5 4A 2B 3A 1A 3A 3B 3B 2A P 2A Stage Wheelchair seating areas ZELLERBACH HALL UC BERKELEY Sorry, this performance cannot be purchased as a part of a Design Your Own Series package. Image by Visual Designer Naomie Kremer 13 THE FUTURE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCES ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT MEROLA’S SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT FREE SIMULCAST AT AT&T PARK Yerba Buena Gardens Saturday, July 7, 2012, 2pm WEBCOR BUILDERS PRESENTS OPERA AT THE BALLPARK IS NOW 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. 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 SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IN THE PARK 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 Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:30pm sfopera.com/park 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 14 GET CLOSER SFOPERA.COM TO OPERA 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. CONNECT WITH US 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. BRAVO! 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All series orders must be fully paid before the date of first performance; tickets will not be mailed until final payment is received. Payment plan not available online. NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID SAN FRANCISCO OPERA War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102-4509 sfopera.com 路 (415) 864-3330 DAVID GO CKL EY NEW DISCOUNTS! 3-OPERA SERIES START AT General Director N ICOLA LU I S O T T I Music Director COMPANY SPONSORS SEASON SPONSOR Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Franklin and Catherine Johnson Mrs. Edmund W. Littlefield Bernard and Barbro Osher Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem San Francisco Opera is sponsored, in part, by a grant from Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund. CORPORATE PARTNERS $ 84