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Today, that singer is Sondra Radvanovsky, who earned a thunderous ovation when she debuted as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. In Bellini’s hauntingly beautiful tale of passion, deception and sacrifice, a Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier. Kevin Newbury, praised by Opera News for his thoughtfulness and eye for detail, stages this exciting new production. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts. NEW PRODUCTION CAST Norma: Sondra Radvanovsky Adalgisa: Daveda Karanas Pollione: Marco Berti Oroveso: Christian Van Horn *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours, 50 minutes including one intermission Co-production with Canadian Opera Company, Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago Sung in Italian with English supertitles PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Kevin Newbury Set Designer: David Korins Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn* Lighting Designer: D. M. Wood* Chorus Director: Ian Robertson SO N D RA RADVA NOVSKY Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor Diane B. Wilsey, Thomas F. and Barbara A. Wolfe, Koret Foundation and Tad and Dianne Taube. 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. Ms. Radvanovsky’s and Mr. Berti’s appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. sfopera.com/susannah 3 SUSANNAH C ARLISLE FLOY D S EP 6 , 9 , 12 , 16 , 21m IN THE BACKWOODS of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd’s all-American score beautifully evokes the work’s rural Appalachian setting. The radiant Patricia Racette sings the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich as her brother and Raymond Aceto as the hell-raising itinerant preacher. Conductor Karen Kamensek makes her San Francisco Opera debut in this eagerly awaited Company premiere directed by Michael Cavanagh (Nixon in China, 2012). NEW PRODUCTION CAST Susannah Polk: Patricia Racette Sam Polk: Brandon Jovanovich Reverend Olin Blitch: Raymond Aceto Little Bat McLean: James Kryshak* *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Costumes part of a co-production of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera Sung in English with English supertitles PRODUCTION Conductor: Karen Kamensek* Director: Michael Cavanagh Set Designer: Erhard Rom Costume Designer: Michael Yeargan Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson This production is made possible, in part, by Leslie and George Hume and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Ms. Racette’s appearance is made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. 4 sfopera.com/maskedball A MASKED BALL GIUSEPPE VERDI O C T 4 , 7 ˚, 1 0 , 1 3 , 1 6 , 1 9 m , 2 2 ˚ † W HEN A ROYA L LOV E T RI A N GL E is discovered, a Swedish King must consider a fortune teller’s warning of a plot against his life. Nicola Luisotti conducts this passionate Verdi masterpiece, “one of the composer’s most hot-blooded and vividly crafted tales” (San Francisco Chronicle), with an outstanding cast led by the splendidly lyrical Ramón Vargas and the riveting Dolora Zajick . Amelia, the king’s beloved, is portrayed by the ravishing Krassimira Stoyanova and the passionate Julianna Di Giacomo. Two masterful baritones, Thomas Hampson and Brian Mulligan, share the role of Amelia’s husband. CAST Amelia: Krassimira Stoyanova* / Julianna Di Giacomo* † Oscar: Heidi Stober Gustavus III: Ramón Vargas Count Anckarström: Thomas Hampson / Brian Mulligan° Madame Arvidson: Dolora Zajick Count Ribbing: Scott Conner* Count Horn: Christian Van Horn PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Jose Maria Condemi Costume Designer: John Conklin Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson *San Francisco Opera debut † / ° Alternate cast Approx. 3 hours including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by The Bernard Osher Endowment Fund and the Thomas Tilton Production Fund. Nicola Luisotti’s appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Ms. Stoyanova’s, Mr. Vargas’, Mr. Hampson’s and Ms. Zajick’s appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. sfopera.com/partenope 5 PARTENOPE GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL O C T 15, 18 , 21, 24 , 3 0 , N OV 2 m D I S G U I S E S A N D C R O S S - D R E S S I N G reveal deep truths about the human heart in this brilliantly entertaining comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors. In an Olivier Award-winning production of one of Handel’s greatest scores, director Christopher Alden moves the action to 1920s Paris, and the results are never less than riveting. Baroque music specialist Christian Curnyn leads a superb cast featuring Danielle de Niese, “a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals” (The New York Times), the sensational David Daniels and the elegant Daniela Mack (The Barber of Seville, 2013). CAST Partenope: Danielle de Niese Rosmira: Daniela Mack Arsace: David Daniels Emilio: Alek Shrader Armindo: Anthony Roth Costanzo* Ormonte: Philippe Sly PRODUCTION Conductor: Christian Curnyn* Director: Christopher Alden Set Designer: Andrew Lieberman* Costume Designer: Jon Morrell* Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 3 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions Production originally created by English National Opera and Opera Australia Sung in Italian with English supertitles This production is made possible, in part, by The Bernard Osher Endowment Fund. Ms. de Niese’s and Mr. Daniels’ appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. 6 sfopera.com/tosca TOSC A GIACOMO PUCCINI O C T 2 3 , 2 6 m, N OV 1 , 4 , 8 IN HER THRILLING DEBUT at London’s Royal Opera House, Lianna Haroutounian “seemed to pull forth ever-increasing vocal powers until you thought her heart, or yours, would burst” (The Observer, London). Puccini’s sexually explosive thriller depicts a corrupt police chief who sets his sights on a glamorous singer as he plots to destroy her lover, a politically rebellious painter. Conductor Riccardo Frizza leads an outstanding cast including the brilliant Brian Jagde and Mark Delavan, whose portrayal of the evil Scarpia is “a convincingly staged crescendo of terror” (Opera News). CAST Floria Tosca: Lianna Haroutounian* Mario Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde Baron Scarpia: Mark Delavan *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles PRODUCTION Conductor: Riccardo Frizza Director: Jose Maria Condemi Production Designer: Thierry Bosquet Associate Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson This production is made possible, in part, by the Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Fund. sfopera.com/cinderella 7 CINDERELLA GIOACHINO ROSSINI N O V 9 m , 13 , 16 m , 18 , 2 1 , 2 6 and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives in Rossini’s sparkling version of the classic fairy tale. Karine Deshayes, lauded for her “emotional depth and vibrant, beautiful sound” (The New York Times), makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the beloved fairy tale about a gentle but courageous servant girl and a handsome prince. In this charming production, esteemed Spanish conductor Jesús López-Cobos leads a superb cast. The exciting René Barbera debuts as the prince, the warm-voiced Italian baritone Fabio Capitanucci returns as the prince’s valet and Spanish baritone Carlos Chausson debuts in the colorful role of Cinderella’s manipulative stepfather. THANKS TO HER OPEN HEART CAST Angelina (Cinderella): Karine Deshayes* Don Ramiro: René Barbera* Dandini: Fabio Capitanucci Don Magnifico: Carlos Chausson* Alidoro: Christian Van Horn Exploration Workshops for Families will be presented by the San Francisco Opera Education Department prior to select performances. Sign up for E-Opera (monthly e-newsletter) at sfopera.com/eopera to receive updates. PRODUCTION Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos Director: Gregory Fortner* Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours, 50 minutes including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles 8窶ピfopera.com/boheme sfopera.com/boheme 9 LA GIACOMO PUCCINI BOHÈME WHEN AN ASPIRING POET falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. John Caird, the director of one of the biggest stage hits of recent years, Les Misérables, brings his unique touch to this new production of Puccini’s beloved opera. Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leads two superb casts. One is headed by the “silvery voiced soprano” Sonya Yoncheva (The New York Times), the intensely expressive Michael Fabiano and the delightful Nadine Sierra. The other features Leah Crocetto, “a major operatic star” (San Francisco Chronicle), the mesmerizing Giorgio Berrugi and the beguiling Ellie Dehn. CAST Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva Musetta: Nadine Sierra Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano Marcello: Alexey Markov* Schaunard: Philippe Sly Colline: Christian Van Horn CAST Mimì: Leah Crocetto Musetta: Ellie Dehn Rodolfo: Giorgio Berrugi * Marcello: Brian Mulligan Schaunard: Philippe Sly Colline: Christian Van Horn PRODUCTION Conductor: Giuseppe Finzi Director: John Caird* Production Designer: David Farley* Lighting Designer: Michael James Clark* Chorus Director: Ian Robertson *San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours, 20 minutes including one intermission Co-production with Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company Sung in Italian with English supertitles N OV 14, 19 , 2 2 , 2 5, 2 9 , D EC 2, 5 N OV 15, 2 0, 2 3 m , 3 0 m, D EC 3, 7m L A B O H È M E F O R FA M I L I E S Nov 22m , 29m , see page 13 for details. Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support this production. This production is made possible, in part, by the Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Fund and San Francisco Opera Guild. 10 sfopera.com/trojans THE HEC TOR BERLIOZ TROJANS S U M M E R 2 0 1 5 : J U N 7 m , 1 2 †, 1 6 , 2 0 †, 2 5 , J U L 1 † ONE OF THE MOST MAGNIFICENT pieces in the entire repertory is presented here for the first time in 47 years. The tragic fall of Troy, the passionate love of two great leaders, the urgent pull of destiny—all unfold as part of Berlioz’s visionary masterpiece. Former Music Director Donald Runnicles returns to lead this intensely lyrical score. David McVicar ’s visually striking new production moves the action to the mid-19th century. Susan Graham and Bryan Hymel star as the doomed lovers Dido and Aeneas, with Anna Caterina Antonacci and Daveda Karanas sharing the dramatic role of the prophetess Cassandra. CAST Cassandra: Anna Caterina Antonacci /Daveda Karanas † Dido: Susan Graham Aeneas: Bryan Hymel* Anna: Sasha Cooke Narbal: Christian Van Horn Chorebus: Brian Mulligan *San Francisco Opera debut † Alternate cast PRODUCTION Conductor: Donald Runnicles Production: David McVicar Set Designer: Es Devlin* Costume Designer: Moritz Junge* Lighting Designer: Wolfgang Göbbel Chorus Director: Ian Robertson Approx. 5 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions Please note early curtains: 6pm eve and 1pm mat. Co-production with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan and Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna. 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 Goatie Foundation, the Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund, Koret Foundation and Tad and Dianne Taube. Additional support is provided by the Columbia Foundation and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Graham’s and Ms. Antonacci’s appearances are made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. sfopera.com/twowomen 11 T WO WOMEN (L A CIOCIAR A ) Libretto by MARCO TUTINO M A R CO T U T I N O and FA B I O C E R E S A Adapted from a script by L U C A R O S S I Music by Ba s e d o n t h e n ovel La Ciociara by A L BERTO M OR AV I A By a r r a ng e m e nt w i t h S T U DIO L EGA L E C AU M OR A NDI MINU TILLO T URT UR C o m mi s sio n e d by SA N FR A NCISCO OPER A S U M M E R 2 0 15 : J U N 13 , 19 , 2 3 , 2 8 m , 3 0 T H E C R U E L T Y O F W A R , the loss of innocence and a mother’s love make for moving drama in this world premiere based on a novel that was adapted into a movie starring Sophia Loren. As the Allies invade Italy, a widow and her daughter flee Rome in a vain attempt to find safety. Nicola Luisotti conducts the lushly expressive score by Italian composer Marco Tutino, whose work is “a joyful discovery” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Francesca Zambello directs the outstanding cast led by the extraordinary Anna Caterina Antonacci. CAST Cesira: Anna Caterina Antonacci Rosetta: Sarah Shafer Michele: Stephen Costello Giovanni: Mark Delavan Approx. 3 hours including one intermission Co-production with Teatro Regio di Torino Sung in Italian with English supertitles PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Francesca Zambello Set Designer: Peter Davison Costume Designer: Jess Goldstein Lighting Designer: Mark McCullough Projection Designer: S. Katy Tucker Chorus Director: Ian Robertson Company Sponsors John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn are proud to support the commission of Two Women. The world premiere is made possible, in part, by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Nicola Luisotti’s appearance made possible by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem, Chairs, Amici di Nicola of Camerata. Ms. Antonacci’s appearance is made possible by a gift to the Great Singers Fund by Joan and David Traitel. 12 sfopera.com/figaro THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZ ART SUMMER 2015: JUN 14 m , 18 , 21m , 24, 27, 29 †, JUL 3 †, 5m† M OZ A R T ’ S WA R M E S T, W I S E S T O P E R A is one of the composer’s most graceful creations. A tender comedy in which a countess and her servant join forces to punish her aristocratic husband for philandering, and two couples learn humbling lessons about life and love. The cast is led by Philippe Sly as Figaro, a singer who has “the ability to combine virility and tenderness in a single phrase” (San Francisco Chronicle); Luca Pisaroni as the lecherous Count; the charismatic Nadine Sierra as his Countess and Lisette Oropesa as Figaro’s saucy love Susanna. The masterful Principal Guest Conductor Patrick Summers conducts. CAST Figaro: Philippe Sly Susanna: Lisette Oropesa Countess Almaviva: Nadine Sierra Cherubino: Kate Lindsey / Angela Brower † Count Almaviva: Luca Pisaroni Don Bartolo: John Del Carlo Marcellina: Catherine Cook Don Basilio: Greg Fedderly PRODUCTION Conductor: Patrick Summers Director: Robin Guarino * Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson *San Francisco Opera debut † Alternate cast Approx. 3 hours, 40 minutes including two intermissions San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles 13 FREE OUT DOOR E V ENTS OPERA AT THE BALLPARK Free live simulcast at AT&T Park La Traviata Saturday, July 5, 2014, 8pm sfopera.com/simulcast MEROLA’S SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT Yerba Buena Gardens Saturday, July 19, 2014, 2pm merolaopera.com LA B O H È M E F O R FA M I L I E S 12 p m , N OV 2 2 29 1p m Box Orchestra or Grand Tier Premium Orchestra or Grand Tier Dress Circle Balcony ADULT $100 $70 $50 $40 $30 CHILD** $50 $35 $25 $20 $15 ** 18 and under SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IN THE PARK Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:30pm sfopera.com/park The perfect opera for families and new operagoers of all ages, La Bohème for Families is a specially priced matinee of this exciting production sung in Italian with English supertitles. 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SEP 2014 SUN MON 1 NOV–DEC 2014 TUE 2 WED 3 THU 4 FRI 5 A S AT Norma 6 Susannah 7:30pm 8pm J, K SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI S AT 1 K Tosca 7:30pm 7 Opera in the Park 1:30pm 8 9 D, E Susannah 7:30pm 10 R, S, RBW Norma 7:30pm 11 12 G, H Susannah 7:30pm 13 2 M, O Partenope 2pm 3 T 4 Tosca 7:30pm 5 6 7 8 Tosca 7:30pm 14 M, O Norma 2pm 15 16 A, C Susannah 7:30pm 17 18 19 G, I Norma 7:30pm 20 9 M, N Cinderella 2pm 10 11 12 13 D, F Cinderella 7:30pm 14 G, H Bohème 15 Bohème 7:30pm 7:30pm J, L 21 M, N Susannah 2pm 22 23 D, F Norma 7:30pm 24 EREV ROSH HASHANAH 25 ROSH HASHANAH 26 27 J, L Norma 7:30pm 16 W Cinderella 17 18 A, B Cinderella 7:30pm 19 R, S, RBW Bohème 7:30pm 20 D, E Bohème 7:30pm 21 G, I Cinderella 7:30pm 22 K Bohème 7:30pm 2pm Bohème/Fam 12pm 28 29 30 X Norma 7:30pm 23 M, O Bohème 2pm 24 25 A, C Bohème 7:30pm 26 R, T Cinderella 7:30pm 27 THANKSGIVING 28 29 Bohème 7:30pm Bohème/Fam 1pm 30 Bohème 2pm 1 B 2 Bohème 7:30pm X 3 Bohème 7:30pm 4 I 5 Bohème 7:30pm 6 OCT 2014 SUN MON TUE WED 1 W Adler Gala Concert 7:30pm THU 2 FRI 3 EREV YOM KIPPUR S AT 4 Masked Ball J, K 7:30pm YOM KIPPUR 7 N Bohème 2pm 5 6 7 Masked Ball A, B 7:30pm 8 9 10 Masked Ball G, H 7:30pm 11 JUN–JUL 2015 SUN MON Trojans 1pm TUE 9 WED 10 THU 11 FRI 12 G, H S AT Trojans 13 Two Women 7:30pm 6pm J, L 12 13 Masked Ball X 14 15 D, E Partenope 7:30pm 16 Masked Ball R, T 7:30pm 17 18 J, L Partenope 7:30pm 7 M, N 8 7:30pm 19 Masked Ball M, N 2pm 20 21 A, C Partenope 7:30pm 22 Masked Ball D, E 7:30pm 23 F Tosca 24 Partenope 7:30pm 25 14 M, O Figaro 2pm 15 16 A, C Trojans 6pm 17 18 R, S, RBW Figaro 7:30pm 19 Two Women 20 G, I 7:30pm J, K Trojans 6pm 7:30pm G, I 26 W Tosca 2pm 27 28 29 30 R, S, RBW Partenope 7:30pm 31 21 W Figaro FATHER’S DAY 22 23 Two Women 24 A, B 7:30pm D, F Figaro 7:30pm 25 R, S, RBW Trojans 6pm 26 27 J, L Figaro 7:30pm 2pm 28 Two Women 29 Figaro 7:30pm 30 Two Women R, T 7:30pm 1 D, E Trojans 6pm 2 3 G, H Figaro 7:30pm 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY HD video projection screens are featured on the Balcony level for this performance. 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Photos: Cover version 1/San Francisco Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro/Cory Weaver; cover version 2/Les Troyens/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; inside spread/San Francisco Opera production of A Masked Ball/ Terrence McCarthy, San Francisco Opera production of La Cenerentola/Marty Sohl, Les Troyens/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; San Francisco Opera production of Tosca/Cory Weaver; p. 2/Sondra Radvanovsky/Metropolitan Opera production of Norma/Marty Sohl; p. 3/Susannah production set image/Erhard Rom; p. 4/San Francisco Opera production of A Masked Ball/Terrence McCarthy; p. 5/Partenope/©ENO/Catherine Ashmore; p. 6/San Francisco Opera production of Tosca/Cory Weaver; p. 7/Opéra national de Paris production of La Cenerentola/2011©Christian Leiber; pp. 8 and 13/Canadian Opera Company production of La Bohème/Michael Cooper/Michael Cooper Photographic; p. 10/Les Troyens/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; p. 11/Anna Caterina Antonacci/Cory Weaver; p. 12/San Francisco Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro/Cory Weaver; p. 13/San Francisco Opera Simulcast at AT&T Ballpark/Edgar Lee; mailing panel/San Francisco Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro/Cory Weaver. 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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 CHOOSE 3 OPERAS FOR AS LITTLE AS DAV I D G O CK LE Y General Director $ 84 N I CO L A LU I S OT T I Music Director COMPANY SPONSORS Norby Anderson Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Franklin and Catherine Johnson Edmund W. and Jeannik M茅quet Littlefield Fund Steven M. Menzies Bernard and Barbro Osher Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Diane B. Wilsey SEASON SPONSOR CORPORATE PARTNERS San Francisco Opera is supported, in part, by a grant from Grants for the Arts/ San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.