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NORMA VINCENZO BELLINI

S E P 5 , 1 0 , 1 4 m , 1 9 , 2 3 , 2 7, 3 0

P E R H A P S O N C E A G E N E R A T I O N,

a soprano comes along who

can do full justice to one of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles. Today, that singer is Sondra Radvanovsky, who “earned a thunderous ovation…her top notes ringing and powerful, her middle range velvety, her coloratura nimble and phrasing elegant” (The New York Times), when she debuted as Norma at the Metropolitan Opera this past fall. In Bellini’s bel canto masterpiece, a Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier. When the soldier abandons her for another, her volatile mix of anger and guilt threatens the lives of the innocent and guilty alike. Kevin Newbury, praised by Opera News for his thoughtfulness and eye for detail, stages this exciting new production. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts.

CAST Norma: Sondra Radvanovsky Adalgisa: Daveda Karanas Pollione: Marco Berti Oroveso: Christian Van Horn

PRODUCTION Conductor: Nicola Luisotti Director: Kevin Newbury Set Designer: David Korins Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn* Lighting Designer: D. M. Wood* Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

N I C OL A L U I S OT T I

*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 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.

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SUSANNAH C ARLISLE FLOY D

S E P 6 , 9, 1 2 , 1 6 , 2 1m 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 traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd’s all-American score, which beautifully evokes the work’s rural Appalachian setting, “is unabashedly neo-Romantic” (The New York Times). 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).

CAST

PRODUCTION

Susannah Polk: Patricia Racette

Conductor: Karen Kamensek*

Sam Polk: Brandon Jovanovich

Director: Michael Cavanagh

Reverend Olin Blitch: Raymond Aceto

Set Designer: Erhard Rom

*San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Costumes owned by Lyric Opera of Chicago Sung in English with English supertitles

Costume Designer: Michael Yeargan Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

PATRICIA RACETT E

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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.

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A

MASKED BALL GIUSEPPE VERDI

O C T 4 , 7˚, 1 0 , 1 3 , 1 6 , 1 9 m , 2 2˚ † A SWEDISH KING

laughs off a fortune teller’s warning of a plot against his life. But when his closest

aide discovers the monarch is having an affair with his wife, the threat of assassination becomes real. This tuneful Verdi masterpiece, “one of the composer’s most hot-blooded and vividly crafted tales” (San Francisco Chronicle), returns with an outstanding cast led by the splendidly lyrical Ramón Vargas (Mephistopheles, 2013) and the riveting Dolora Zajick. Amelia, the troubled king’s beloved, will be portrayed by two sopranos making their San Francisco Opera debuts: the ravishing Krassimira Stoyanova and the intensely passionate Julianna Di Giacomo. Sharing the role of Amelia’s coldly furious husband will be two masterful baritones, Thomas Hampson (Heart of a Soldier, 2011) and Brian Mulligan (Nixon in China, 2012). Nicola Luisotti conducts.

CAST

PRODUCTION

Amelia: Krassimira Stoyanova* / Julianna Di Giacomo* †

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Oscar: Heidi Stober

Costume Designer: John Conklin

Gustavus III: Ramón Vargas

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Count Anckarström: Thomas Hampson / Brian Mulligan°

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Madame Arvidson: Dolora Zajick

*San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 3 hours including one intermission San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Count Ribbing: Scott Conner*

T H OM AS HAM PSON

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Count Horn: Christian Van Horn

Director: Jose Maria Condemi

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. 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.

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PARTENOPE GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

O C T 15, 18 , 2 1, 24 , 3 0 • N OV 2m DISGUISES AND CROSS-DRESSING

reveal deep truths about the human heart in Handel’s

brilliantly entertaining comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors, which features one of his greatest scores. In his Olivier Award-winning production, director Christopher Alden moves the action to 1920s Paris, and the results are never less than riveting. Christian Curnyn, a baroque music specialist praised for his “crisp, fluent conducting” (Financial Times, London), leads a superb cast featuring Danielle de Niese, “a voice seductive enough to woo gods as well as mortals” (The New York Times); David Daniels (Xerxes, 2011), who “has a dramatic flair especially well-suited to Handel’s bursts of vengeance or frenzy” (The New York Times); and Daniela Mack, “a purringly elegant BMW of a singer” (Daily Telegraph, London).

CAST

PRODUCTION

Partenope: Danielle de Niese

Conductor: Christian Curnyn*

Rosmira: Daniela Mack

Director: Christopher Alden

Arsace: David Daniels

Set Designer: Andrew Lieberman*

Emilio: Alek Shrader

Costume Designer: Jon Morrell*

Armindo: Anthony Roth Costanzo*

Lighting Designer: Adam Silverman

Ormonte: Philippe Sly

D ANIELLE DE NIE SE

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*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.

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TOSC A GIACOMO PUCCINI

O C T 2 3 , 2 6m • N OV 1, 4 , 8 AT H ER T H R I L L I N G D EB U T

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).

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CAST

PRODUCTION

Floria Tosca: Lianna Haroutounian*

Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

Mario Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde

Director: Jose Maria Condemi

Baron Scarpia: Mark Delavan

Production Designer: Thierry Bosquet

*San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 2 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

LI ANNA HAROU TOUN IA N

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This production is made possible, in part, by the Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson Fund.

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CINDERELL A GIOACHINO ROSSINI

N O V 9m , 13 , 16m , 18 , 2 1, 2 6 THANKS TO HER OPEN HEART

and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited

relatives in Rossini’s sparkling version of the story. 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 who catches the eye of a handsome prince. In San Francisco Opera’s charming and heartwarming production, esteemed Spanish conductor Jesús López-Cobos leads a superb cast. The elegant and 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.

K ARINE DESHAYE S

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CAST

PRODUCTION

Angelina (Cinderella): Karine Deshayes*

Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

Don Ramiro: René Barbera*

Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Dandini: Fabio Capitanucci

Director: Gregory Fortner*

Don Magnifico: Carlos Chausson*

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Alidoro: Christian Van Horn

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

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LA

BOHÈME

GIACOMO PUCCINI

N O V 14 , 1 5 †, 1 9, 2 0 †, 2 2 , 2 3 m †, 2 5 , 2 9, 3 0 m † • D E C 2 , 3 †, 5 , 7m † WHEN AN ASPIRING POET

falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only

matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? John Caird, the director of two of the biggest stage hits in recent years, Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, brings his unique touch to this new production of Puccini’s beloved opera. 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.

L A B O H È M E F O R F A M I L I E S,

Nov 22m, 29m, see page 26 for details.

CAST Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva / Leah Crocetto

Conductor: Giuseppe Finzi

Musetta: Nadine Sierra / Ellie Dehn †

Director: John Caird*

Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano / Giorgio Berrugi * †

Production Designer: David Farley*

Marcello: Alexey Markov* / Brian Mulligan †

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Schaunard: Philippe Sly

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Colline: Christian Van Horn

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PRODUCTION  †

*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

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.

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THE FALL OF TROY

THE

TROJAN HEC TOR BERLIOZ

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 † O N E O F T H E L A R G E S T, M O S T M A G N I F I C E N T P I E C E S

in the entire

repertory, this rarely staged epic is presented here for the first time in 47 years, the way it was originally meant to be seen—both operas in one spectacular evening! 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—French grand opera’s answer to Wagner’s Ring. Former Music Director Donald Runnicles, who masterfully conducted the Ring cycle in 2011, returns to lead this intensely lyrical, colorfully orchestrated, viscerally exciting score. David McVicar’s visually striking new production, “a major event” (The Guardian, London), moves the action to the mid-19th century. The world-class cast stars, as the ill-fated lovers Dido and Aeneas, the “vocally sumptuous and alluring” Susan Graham and Bryan Hymel, who gives “an impassioned and confident performance of a heroic role” (The New York Times). Anna Caterina Antonacci and Daveda Karanas share the dramatic role of the prophetess Cassandra.

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THE TROJANS AT C AR THAGE

S

T WO OPER AS IN ONE GRE AT E VENT CAST

PRODUCTION

Cassandra: Anna Caterina Antonacci / Daveda Karanas †

Conductor: Donald Runnicles

Dido: Susan Graham

Set Designer: Es Devlin*

Aeneas: Bryan Hymel*

Costume Designer: Moritz Junge*

Anna: Sasha Cooke

Lighting Designer: Wolfgang Göbbel

Narbal: Christian Van Horn

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Production: David McVicar

Chorebus: Brian Mulligan

SUS AN GRAHAM

*San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 5 hours, 30 minutes including two intermissions Please note early curtains: 6pm eve and 1pm mat.

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.

Co-production with Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan and Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna Sung in French with English supertitles

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T WO WOMEN (L A CIOCIAR A )

MARCO TUTINO by M A R C O 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

Libretto

Ba sed on t he novel L a Cioc ia ra by ALBER TO MOR AVIA By arrangement w it h S TUDIO LEGALE C AU MOR ANDI MINUTILLO TUR TUR Com mi s s ioned by SAN FR ANCISCO OPER A

S U M M E R 2 0 15 : J U N 13 , 19, 2 3 , 2 8m , 3 0 T H E C R U E L T Y O F W A R,

the loss of innocence and the intense love of a mother for her daughter make

for moving drama in this world premiere—based on a novel that was adapted into a classic movie starring Sophia Loren. As the Allies invade Italy toward the end of World War II, a strong-willed widow and her 16-year-old daughter flee Rome for the nearby mountains 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, known for “her intelligent and charismatic artistry” (The New York Times).

CAST

PRODUCTION

Cesira: Anna Caterina Antonacci

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Rosetta: Sarah Shafer

Director: Francesca Zambello

Michele: Stephen Costello

Set Designer: Peter Davison

Giovanni: Mark Delavan

Costume Designer: Paul Tazewell

Approx. 3 hours including one intermission Co-production with Teatro Regio di Torino Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Lighting Designer: Mark McCullough Projection Designer: S. Katy Tucker Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

SOPHIA LOREN AT CANNES F ILM FE STIVA L , 1 9 6 1

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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.

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZ ART

S U M M E R 2 0 1 5 : J U N 1 4 m , 1 8 , 2 1 m , 2 4 , 2 7, 2 9 • J U L 3 , 5 m 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 aristocrat husband for his philandering. In the process, two very different couples learn humbling lessons about life and love. The cast is led by Philippe Sly as Figaro, a “gifted and accomplished” 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. Patrick Summers, whose Figaro was celebrated for its “dramatic pace, musical discernment and unfailing good taste” (Sydney Morning Herald), conducts.

CAST

PRODUCTION

Figaro: Philippe Sly

Conductor: Patrick Summers

Susanna: Lisette Oropesa

Director: Robin Guarino

Countess Almaviva: Nadine Sierra

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Cherubino: Kate Lindsey

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Count Almaviva: Luca Pisaroni Don Bartolo: John Del Carlo Marcellina: Catherine Cook Don Basilio: Greg Fedderly

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*San Francisco Opera debut Approx. 3 hours, 40 minutes including two intermissions San Francisco Opera production Sung in Italian with English supertitles

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W Nov 19  7:30pm

Th Jun 18  7:30pm

Th Jun 25  6pm

Weekdays 

BEST SEATING AVAILABILIT Y 2 Tue Eves • 1 Wed Eve • 1 Thu Eve

Masked Ball

Tosca

Cinderella

Two Women

Th Oct 16  7:30pm

T Nov 4  7:30pm

W Nov 26  7:30pm

T Jun 30  7:30pm

Mixed Days 

BEST SEATING AVAILABILIT Y 1 Mon Eve • 1 Tue Eve • 1 Wed Eve • 1 Sun Mat

Norma

Masked Ball

Bohème

Figaro

T Sep 30  7:30pm

M Oct 13  7:30pm

W Dec 3  7:30pm

Su Jul 5  2pm

RBW SERIES

Weekdays 

ALL OPERAVISION SERIES 2 Wed Eves, 3 Thu Eves

Norma *

Partenope

Bohème

W Sep 10  7:30pm

Th Oct 30  7:30pm

W Nov 19  7:30pm

Figaro *

Trojans

Th Jun 18  7:30pm

Th Jun 25  6pm

The Rainbow Series provides patrons in the LGBT community with an opportunity to see world-class opera and meet new opera-loving friends at the same time. Rainbow subscribers enjoy two receptions* launching the fall and summer series. Upgrade to Full Series R+RBW to see all eight operas!

sfopera.com/rainbow

See pricing on pages 18 and 19.  (415) 864-3330

· sfopera.com

  OperaVision in Balcony. See page 24.

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PRICING FOR FULL & FALL 2014 AND SUMMER 2015

FULL SERIES Box Seats (BOX) Orchestra Premium (ORP) or Grand Tier Premium (GTP) Orchestra Premium 2 (ORP2) or Grand Tier Premium 2 (GTP2) Orchestra (ORC) or Grand Tier (GT) Orchestra Ring (ORR) Dress Circle (DC) Dress Circle 2 (DC2) Balcony Circle (BC) Balcony Front (BLF) Balcony Rear (BLR) Balcony Side (BLS) †

WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE

HALF SERIES WEEKEND Box Seats (BOX) Orchestra Premium (ORP) or Grand Tier Premium (GTP)

Deposited monies do not guarantee seating selections. See page 29 for details.

Orchestra Premium 2 (ORP2) or Grand Tier Premium 2 (GTP2) Orchestra (ORC) or Grand Tier (GT)

Renewing subscribers who request a series change are not guaranteed their current seats, even when changing from a Full Series to a Half Series.

Orchestra Ring (ORR)

New subscriptions and renewals with a requested seating change are sold unseated.

Balcony Circle (BC)

If you have specific seating requests, including accessibility needs, please contact the Box Office.

Balcony Rear (BLR)

Full and Half Series early exchanges and the drop-one-opera option are available only at the time of the initial order, by phone or in person only; not available by mail, fax or online. Early exchanges are sold unseated and seats are not likely to be the same as the original subscription seats. See page 28 for details. A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in Balcony Front, Rear and Side section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Limited availability. Please provide alternate choice when ordering. † 

English supertitles are visible from all sections.

Dress Circle (DC) Dress Circle 2 (DC2)

Balcony Front (BLF)

Balcony Side (BLS) †

HALF SERIES WEEKDAY Box Seats (BOX) Orchestra Premium (ORP) or Grand Tier Premium (GTP) Orchestra Premium 2 (ORP2) or Grand Tier Premium 2 (GTP2) Orchestra (ORC) or Grand Tier (GT) Orchestra Ring (ORR) Dress Circle (DC) Dress Circle 2 (DC2) Balcony Circle (BC) Balcony Front (BLF) Balcony Rear (BLR)

(415) 864-3330

· sfopera.com

Balcony Side (BLS) †

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HALF SERIES A

You Save

D

You Save

R+RBW

You Save

G

You Save

J

You Save

M

You Save

$2,854

$196

$2,547

$133

$2,547

$133

$2,854

$586

$2,920

$150

$3,272

$168

$2,194

$160

$1,958

$100

$1,958

$100

$2,194

$558

$2,332

$124

$2,613

$139

$1,339

$1,015

$1,195

$863

$1,195

$863

$1,339

$1,413

$2,332

$124

$2,613

$139

$1,339

$381

$1,195

$298

$1,195

$298

$1,339

$772

$1,510

$374

$1,692

$419

$780

$211

$696

$167

$696

$167

$780

$410

$854

$208

$957

$233

$957

$251

$854

$208

$854

$208

$957

$400

$971

$240

$1,088

$269

$780

$229

$696

$167

$696

$167

$780

$577

$821

$390

$920

$437

R

$780

$206

$696

$167

$696

$167

$780

$363

$821

$199

$920

$223

$456

$221

$422

$180

$447

$190

$481

$447

$564

$233

$677

$279

$232

$128

$219

$86

$239

$91

$252

$424

$407

$174

$492

$204

$186†

$51

$172†

$44

$182†

$49

$196†

$98

$199 †

$50

$241†

$65

H

You Save

I

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K

You Save

L

You Save

N

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O

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W

You Save

$1,626

$334

$1,535

$315

$1,864

$96

$1,760

$90

$1,864

$96

$1,760

$90

$1,408

$72

$1,250

$318

$1,180

$300

$1,489

$79

$1,405

$75

$1,489

$79

$1,405

$75

$1,124

$60

$763

$805

$720

$760

$1,489

$79

$1,405

$75

$1,489

$79

$1,405

$75

$1,124

$60

$763

$440

$720

$415

$964

$239

$910

$225

$964

$239

$910

$225

$728

$180

$444

$234

$420

$220

$545

$133

$515

$125

$545

$133

$515

$125

$412

$100

$545

$228

$515

$215

$620

$153

$585

$145

$620

$153

$585

$145

$468

$116

$444

$329

$420

$310

$524

$249

$495

$235

$524

$249

$495

$235

$396

$188

$444

$207

$420

$195

$524

$127

$495

$120

$524

$127

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$120

$396

$96

$270

$253

$260

$241

$370

$153

$340

$140

$385

$159

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$282

$116

$140

$241

$137

$228

$268

$113

$245

$105

$280

$116

$265

$110

$204

$86

$110 †

$55

$106†

$53

$131†

$34

$120 †

$30

$137†

$37

$130 †

$35

$100†

$26

B

You Save

C

You Save

E

You Save

F

You Save

S & RBW

You Save

T

You Save

X

You Save

$1,228†

$64

$1,626†

$85

$1,626

$85

$1,228

$64

$1,626

$85

$1,228

$64

$1,273

$66

$944

$48

$1,250

$64

$1,250

$64

$944

$48

$1,250

$64

$944

$48

$989

$51

$576

$416

$763

$551

$763

$551

$576

$416

$763

$551

$576

$416

$713

$327

$576

$144

$763

$190

$763

$190

$576

$144

$763

$190

$576

$144

$614

$153

$336

$80

$444

$107

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$107

$336

$80

$444

$107

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$80

$355

$85

$412

$100

$545

$133

$545

$133

$412

$100

$545

$133

$412

$100

$426

$104

$336

$80

$444

$107

$444

$107

$336

$80

$444

$107

$336

$80

$351

$107

$336

$80

$444

$107

$444

$107

$336

$80

$444

$107

$336

$80

$351

$84

$196

$84

$260

$111

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$115

$201

$86

$285

$121

$216

$92

$225

$95

$100

$40

$132

$53

$140

$55

$104

$41

$152

$58

$116

$44

$132

$53

$80

$20

$106

$26

$110

$28

$82

$21

$116

$31

$88

$24

$88

$23

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MINI SERIES

OUT OF TOWN SERIES

3 or 4 operas with discounts up to 10%

2 or 3 operas with discounts up to 10%

SPECIALLY DESIGNED TO SUIT A VARIETY OF TASTES!

DESIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE TRAVELERS— SEE 2 OR 3 OPERAS IN 2 OR 3 DAYS!

• Enjoy seats in the same section for each performance. • No-fee advance exchanges into another performance of the same opera, and only $10 for exchanges to a different opera or for day-of-performance exchanges. See page 28 for details.

• Enjoy seats in the same section for each performance. • Save on hotels and museums with special discounts from our Subscriber Perks partners. Visit sfopera.com/perks for details. • Join the National Patrons Club with a contribution of $2,000 or more and receive exclusive benefits. Visit sfopera.com/nationalpatrons.

FALL 2014 AND SUMMER 2015

MS1 SERIES

MS2 SERIES

MS3 SERIES

MS4 SERIES

FALL 2014 AND SUMMER 2015

Beginners’ Guide to Opera (Thursdays)

OT1

Tosca

Bohème

Figaro

Th Oct 23  7:30pm

Th Nov 20  7:30pm

Th Jun 18  7:30pm

Beginners’ Guide to Opera (Saturdays)

OT2

Tosca

Bohème

Figaro

S Nov 1  7:30pm

S Nov 22  7:30pm

S Jun 27  7:30pm

SERIES

Singing in Italian

OT3

Norma

Masked Ball

W Sep 10  7:30pm

Th Oct 16  7:30pm

Bohème

Figaro

W Nov 19  7:30pm

Th Jun 18  7:30pm

SERIES

OT4

Strong Women

SERIES

Norma

Partenope

W Sep 10  7:30pm

Th Oct 30  7:30pm

OT5

Trojans Th Jun 25  6pm

MS5 SERIES

MS6 SERIES

SERIES

SERIES

Summer Trio (Weekdays)

OT6

Trojans

Two Women

Figaro

T Jun 16  6pm

T Jun 23  7:30pm

M Jun 29  7:30pm

Summer Trio (Saturdays)

OT7

Two Women

Trojans

Figaro

S Jun 13  7:30pm

S Jun 20  6pm

S Jun 27  7:30pm

SECTION

SERIES

SERIES

MS1 MS2 MS3 MS4 MS5 MS6

Box Seats (BOX)

$921

$1,056

$1,228

$1,012

$1,012

Orchestra Premium (ORP) or Grand Tier Premium (GTP)

$708

$843

$944

$778

Orchestra Premium 2 (ORP2) or Grand Tier Premium 2 (GTP2)

$708

$843

$944

Orchestra (ORC) or Grand Tier (GT)

$486

$615

Orchestra Ring (ORR)

$282

Dress Circle (DC)

$345

Fall Weekday Trio Partenope

Masked Ball

Tosca

T Oct 21  7:30pm

W Oct 22  7:30pm

Th Oct 23  7:30pm

Fall Weekday Duo Susannah

Norma

T Sep 9  7:30pm

W Sep 10  7:30pm

Fall Weekend Duo Partenope

Masked Ball

S Oct 18  7:30pm

Su Oct 19  2pm

Fall Weekend Duo Bohème

Cinderella

S Nov 15  7:30pm

Su Nov 16  2pm

Summer Weekend Trio Trojans

Two Women

Figaro

F Jun 12  6pm

S Jun 13  7:30pm

Su Jun 14  2pm

Summer Weekend Trio Two Women

Trojans

Figaro

F Jun 19  7:30pm

S Jun 20  6pm

Su Jun 21  2pm

Summer Weekday Trio Two Women

Figaro

Trojans

T Jun 23  7:30pm

W Jun 24  7:30pm

Th Jun 25  6pm

OT1

OT2 OT3

OT4 OT5

OT6 OT7

$1,160

$921

$614

$704

$704

$1,160

$1,160

$1,012†

$778

$927

$708

$472

$562

$562

$927

$927

$778

$778

$778

$927

$708

$472

$562

$562

$927

$927

$778

$648

$534

$534

$676

$486

$324

$410

$410

$676

$676

$534

$345

$376

$310

$310

$380

$282

$188

$230

$230

$380

$380

$310

$396

$460

$380

$380

$434

$345

$230

$264

$264

$434

$434

$380

Dress Circle 2 (DC2)

$282

$396

$376

$310

$310

$434

$282

$188

$264

$264

$434

$434

$310

Balcony Circle (BC)

$282

$333

$376

$310

$310

$365

$282

$188

$222

$222

$365

$365

$310

Balcony Front (BLF)

$194

$271

$272

$223

$208

$287

$189

$136

$179

$179

$292

$297

$213

Balcony Rear (BLR)

$100

$197

$144

$117

$105

$208

$96

$72

$130

$130

$212

$216

$109

Mini and Out of Town Series are sold unseated and are seated after Full and Half Series. Deposited monies do not guarantee seating selections. See page 29 for details. †  Limited availability. Please provide alternate choice when ordering.

A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in Balcony Front and Rear section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee.

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STUDENT AND TEACHER SERIES

THREE WAYS TO BUY A SERIES AT 50% OFF (with proof of status*) • FULL SERIES: D, R (see page 15 for details) • HALF SERIES: E, F, S, T, W, X (see pages 16–17 for details) • SEMESTER SERIES: See below CHOOSE THE SERIES THAT WORKS BEST WITH YOUR SCHOOL SCHEDULE! • Enjoy seats in the same section for each performance. • No-fee advance exchanges into another weeknight performance of the same opera. • For pricing on discounted Full and Half Series, visit sfopera.com/edu

FALL 2014 SEMESTER SERIES

ST1 SERIES

ST2 SERIES

Fall ST1 Norma

Masked Ball

Bohème

T Sep 23  7:30pm

Th Oct 16 7:30pm

W Nov 19 7:30pm

Tosca

Cinderella

Bohème

Th Oct 23  7:30pm

Th Nov 13 7:30pm

W Dec 3

Fall ST2 7:30pm

SUMMER 2015 SEMESTER SERIES

ST3 SERIES

ST4 SERIES

Summer ST3 Trojans

Two Women

Figaro

T Jun 16  6pm

T Jun 23  7:30pm

M Jun 29  7:30pm

Figaro

Trojans

Two Women

Th Jun 18  7:30pm

Th Jun 25  6pm

T Jun 30  7:30pm

Summer ST4

SECTION

ST1

ST2

ST3

ST4

Orchestra (ORC)

$273

$273

$300

$300

Dress Circle (DC)

$195

$195

$214

$214

Dress Circle 2 (DC2)

$159

$159

$175

$175

Balcony Circle (BC)

$159

$159

$175

$175

Balcony Front (BLF)

$123

$108

$118

$133

Balcony Rear (BLR)

$66

$54

$59

$71

English supertitles are visible from all sections. Student and Teacher Design Your Own Series will be available beginning in May 2014. * Student and Teacher subscription series are only available to full-time students (9 credits or more), full or part-time instructors at accredited educational institutions and members of the Music Teachers Association. Proof of current status is required. Visit sfopera.com/edu for ID requirements. If you have specific seating requests, including accessibility needs, please contact the Box Office. Deposited monies do not guarantee seating selections. See page 29 for details.

(415) 864-3330

· sfopera.com

A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in Balcony Front and Rear section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee. Renewing subscribers who request a change into a StudentTeacher discount series are not guaranteed their current seats, even when changing from a Full Series to a Half Series. The 50% Student and Teacher discount does not apply to additional tickets purchased. Student and Teacher series subscribers may exchange into another weeknight performance of the same opera with no fee; exchanges into weekend performances will be made at regular subscriber prices.

  OperaVision in Balcony. See page 24.

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BECOME AN OPERA CONTRIBUTE TO SAN FR ANCISCO OPER A AND COME CLOSER TO THIS AMA ZING ART FORM. YOUR INVESTMENT IN SAN FRANCISCO OPERA

helps us deliver world-

class performances, train the stars of tomorrow, bring opera education to local schools and present free community events. Great opera can enrich your life and transform our community. Help us continue this tradition by joining our family of generous contributors. For details about giving levels and donor benefits, please call (415) 565-6416 or visit sfopera.com/support.

MEMBERSHIP

MEDA LLION SO CIE T Y

LE A DERSHIP CIRCLE

($75–$2,999)

($3,000–$24,999)

($25,000 AND ABOVE)

Gain deeper insights into the season with exclusive publications and our popular annual season preview CD. Attend rehearsals and learn about opera from leading singers and production artists at panel discussions. Enjoy a first glimpse of the new class of Adler Fellows—our internationally renowned young artist training program.

Join our most involved group of patrons and become part of a community of insiders. Enjoy exclusive receptions, our annual Medallion Society luncheon and conveniences including reserved parking, free ticket exchanges and special seating priority. At higher levels, enjoy access to the Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Intermezzo Lounge as well as intimate artistic demonstrations.

Leadership Circle members are dedicated and generous patrons to San Francisco Opera who believe that opera is a transformative art form and wish to have a significant impact on the Company. By becoming a Leadership Circle member, you join a group of patrons who provide the financial resources necessary to keep world-class opera alive in the Bay Area while enjoying exclusive access to programs, artists and leaders.

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INSIDER O T H E R W AY S T O G E T I N V O LV E D DE SIGN ATED G I V ING ($5,000–$25,000+)

Direct your annual support to projects you are most passionate about: media outreach, opera education or Adler Fellowships. Become an affiliate sponsor and fund an artistic component of a single production: costumes, chorus, orchestra and more. Call Judith Frankel at (415) 551-6226 for details.

LEGAC Y G I V ING Remember San Francisco Opera in your estate plan. Endowment and legacy giving can provide financial advantages to you, while helping to ensure the future of San Francisco Opera, and provide a cushion of support during challenging economic times. Call Mark Jones at (415) 565-3206 for details.

In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits and privileges may reduce tax deductibility. The value of these benefits will be noted in San Francisco Opera’s acknowledgement of your gift. Photos by Drew Altizer and Kristen Loken

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GET CLOSER TO OPERA SFOPER A .COM

ENGLISH SUPER TITLE S

Read program notes and plot synopses, listen to audio clips and watch current production videos available prior to each opera’s opening night.

Like the subtitles that accompany foreign language films, all of our operas are performed with supertitles—English paraphrases of the text projected on a screen above the stage.

CONNEC T W ITH US

KQ ED T V BROA DC A S T S

sfopera.com/blog 

Check local listings on KQED-TV in summer 2014 for select San Francisco Opera performances from recent seasons.

PR E - OPER A TA LK S Before every performance, charismatic music scholars present a 25-minute overview of the story, characters and music, with insights on the composer and historical background. Talks begin 55 minutes prior to curtain (except Opening Night, Sep 5, 2014). Visit sfopera.com/ operatalks.

INSIGHT PA NEL S

K DFC AND WFMT R ADIO BROADC A S T S San Francisco Opera performances from recent seasons air the first Sunday of every month on Classical KDFC 90.3 / 89.9 / 104.9 FM. In the summer and early fall, broadcasts also air on the WFMT Radio Network across the country. Visit sfopera.com/broadcast for other ways to listen on KDFC and WFMT.

At Opera Guild Insight Panels, renowned artists and personalities from the world of opera, often cast members and directors from the shows, share behind-the-scenes experiences during informal panel discussions. Visit sfopera.com/insights.

GR A ND OPER A CINEMA SER IE S

OPER A PR E V IE WS

Select performances feature high-definition video projection screens on the Balcony level, bringing audiences closer to the action on stage (look for the symbol). Subtitles are shown at the bottom of each screen. Visit sfopera.com/operavision.

Opera Guild Previews feature renowned musicologists and other experts who offer fresh, in-depth looks into the season’s upcoming operas to communities around the Bay Area. Visit sfopera.com/previews.

JO IN BR AVO! CLUB Join BRAVO! CLUB and meet other opera-loving, young professionals ages 21–40. Members enjoy educational and social events and ticket discounts throughout the year. Visit sfopera.com/bravo.

Enjoy San Francisco Opera performances, recorded in highdefinition, at a movie theater near you! Sign up for E-Opera to receive updates. Visit sfopera.com/cinemaseries.

OPER AV ISION IN THE BA LCON Y

Series pricing with OperaVision performances include a discounted per-ticket surcharge (BLS $2, BLR $4 and BLF $5) to offset the cost of this service. OperaVision is made possible by the Koret-Taube Media Suite.

EDUC ATION PROGR A MS San Francisco Opera and the Opera Guild provide school programs for K–12 students and educators, helping to keep the arts alive. The Opera also provides programs for university classes. Visit sfopera.com/education. San Francisco Opera offers family programs, including movie screenings and interactive workshops, throughout the year and across the Bay Area. Sign up for E-Opera to receive invitations at sfopera.com/eopera. Overture Workshops for Adults take you through an interactive journey of creating an opera. Sessions are held throughout the year. Sign up for E-Opera to receive invitations at sfopera.com/eopera.

Photo: Cory Weaver

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SPECIAL EVENTS OPENING NIGHT · SEP TEMBER 5, 2014 THE CIT Y’S MOS T MAG IC A L E V ENING OPER A BA LL 2014 San Francisco Opera Guild Event Chairs Teresa Medearis and Cynthia Schreuder invite you to celebrate the opening night of San Francisco Opera’s 92nd season. Pre-performance cocktails and a sumptuous dinner are followed by a performance of Bellini’s Norma, after which guests will enjoy dancing and further celebration. Advance reservations are essential for this perennially sold-out evening. For tickets and more information, contact SF Opera Guild at (415) 565-3204 or sfopera.com/operaball2014.

BR AVO! CLUB GA L A Celebrate San Francisco Opera’s 92nd season with other young opera lovers at BRAVO! CLUB’s annual black-tie gala. Enjoy cocktails prior to Bellini’s Norma, followed by dancing into the wee hours. For tickets and membership information, visit sfopera.com/bravo.

SA N FR A NCISCO OPER A CENTER

FREE SIMULC A S T AT AT&T PA R K

SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES Four exciting recitals Location to be announced. February–April, 2014 sfopera.com/operacenter

OPERA AT THE BALLPARK Details to be announced. sfopera.com/simulcast

THE FUTURE IS NOW: ADLER FELLOWS GALA CONCERT Location to be announced. Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30pm

MEROLA’S SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT Yerba Buena Gardens Saturday, July 19, 2014, 2pm

For more information or for tickets call the Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

MEROL A OPER A PROGR A M MEROLA SUMMER OPERA A Streetcar Named Desire by André Previn Location to be announced. Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:30pm Saturday, July 12, 2014, 2pm Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Location to be announced. Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:30pm Saturday, August 2, 2014, 2pm MEROLA’S SCHWABACHER SUMMER CONCERT Location to be announced. Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7:30pm MEROLA GRAND FINALE Location to be announced. Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:30pm For tickets, call the Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330 beginning in May 2014. merolaopera.com

FREE OUTDO OR PERFORMA NCE S

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IN THE PARK Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park Sunday, September 7, 2014, 1:30pm sfopera.com/park

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2014–15 CALENDAR SEP 2014 SU N

MON

TUE

1

WED

2

THU

3

FR I

4

SAT Norma

5 A

7

8

Opera in the Park

9

1:30pm

Norma

14 M,  O

21

15

2pm 

Susannah

M,  N

Susannah

D,  E

22

7:30pm 

16

Susannah

A,  C

7:30pm

D,  F

11

18

24

25

29

SU N

13

7:30pm 

19

Norma

G,  I

7:30pm

20

27

Norma

J,  L

7:30pm

26

ROSH HASHANAH

Norma

30

MON

7:30pm

7:30pm 

X

OCT 2014

Susannah

Susannah

G, H

EREV ROSH HASHANAH

28

12

7:30pm 

17

Norma

23

2pm 

Norma

10 R, S, RBW

6

8pm J,  K

7:30pm 

TUE

WED

THU

1

FR I

2

SAT 4 Masked Ball

3

J,  K EREV YOM KIPPUR

5

7 Masked Ball

6

A,  B

13 Masked Ball

12

X

19 Masked Ball M,  N

26 W

20

Tosca

21

27

15

Partenope

D,  E

7:30pm

Partenope 7:30pm

22 Masked Ball D,  E

28

7:30pm

29

2pm

LA

10 Masked Ball

9

G,  H

14

7:30pm 

A,  C

2pm 

8

7:30pm

B O HÈME

F OR

16 Masked Ball R,  T

Tosca

30

Partenope 7:30pm 

18

Partenope

J,  L

7:30pm

17

24

Partenope

7:30pm G,  I

R, S, RBW

11

7:30pm 

7:30pm 

23 F

7:30pm YOM KIPPUR

25

7:30pm 

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FAMI L I ES

N OV 2 2, 2 9 ADULT

CHILD**

The perfect opera for families and new operagoers

Box

$100

$50

of all ages, La Bohème for Families is a two-hour

Orchestra or Grand Tier Premium

$70

$35

matinee of this exciting production sung in Italian

Orchestra or Grand Tier

$50

$25

with English supertitles. Recommended for age 7

Dress Circle

$40

$20

and older.

Balcony

$30

$15

Exploration Workshops for Families will be presented by the San Francisco Opera Education Department prior to each

**18 and under

performance. Sign up for E-Opera (monthly e-newsletter) at sfopera.com/eopera to receive notification of schedule and pricing.

NORMA

SUSANNAH

A MASKED BALL

PARTENOPE

TOSCA

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NOV–DEC 2014 SU N

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FR I

SAT Tosca

1 K

2

Partenope

M,  O

9

Tosca

4 T

Cinderella

M,  N

16

3

2pm 

10

5

6

Cinderella

11

17

2pm 

Bohème

23 M,  O

2pm 

30

Bohème

24

7:30pm 

12

18

Cinderella

A,  B

7:30pm

R, S, RBW

25

Bohème

26

A,  C

7:30pm

R,  T

Bohème

3

19

Bohème 7:30pm 

Cinderella

13

Cinderella

D,  F

7:30pm

20

Bohème

21

D,  E

7:30pm

G,  I

14 G,  H

27

Bohème

15

Bohème

7:30pm J,  L

7:30pm

Cinderella 7:30pm 

28

W

2

2pm

B

7:30pm X

4

5

7:30pm

7:30pm  Bohème/Fam 12pm 

Bohème

7:30pm  Bohème/Fam 1pm 

7:30pm 

Bohème

Bohème

22 K

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THANKSGIVING

1

Tosca

8

7:30pm 

2pm 

W

7

7:30pm 

I

Bohème

6

7:30pm

Adler Gala Concert 7:30pm

Bohème

7 N

2pm 

JUN–JUL 2015 SU N

MON

7

Trojans

M,  N

1pm 

THU

10

FR I

11

12 G,  H

15

16

2pm 

21

Figaro

W

2pm 

17

A,  B

Figaro

A,  C

7:30pm

7:30pm

30 Two Women R,  T

7:30pm 

R, S, RBW

Figaro

25

D,  F

7:30pm

R, S, RBW

1

Trojans

2

D,  E

Figaro

18

6pm

23 Two Women 24

22

28 Two Women 29 2pm 

Trojans

A,  C

M,  O

M,  O

WED

9

Figaro

14

TUE

8

7:30pm 

Trojans

SAT Trojans

7:30pm

19 Two Women 20

Trojans

J,  K

6pm

G,  I

7:30pm 

26

6pm 

6pm 

13 Two Women

6pm J,  L

3 G,  H

27

Figaro

J,  L

7:30pm

Figaro

4

7:30pm

PRIDE

INDEPENDENCE DAY

Figaro

5 X

2pm

High-definition video projection screens are featured on the balcony level for this performance. Visit sfopera.com/operavision. For the most up-to-date calendar of events, visit sfopera.com/calendar. Highlighted boxes denote opening performances.

Letters denote subscription series (A, B, C, D, E, F…).

Photos by: renewal brochure cover/Sondra Radvanovsky/Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera production of Il Trovatore; acquisition brochure cover/Bryan Hymel/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; p. 2/Sondra Radvanovsky/Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera production of Norma; p. 3/Nicola Luisotti/Terrence McCarthy; p. 4/Susannah production set image/Erhard Rom, Patricia Racette/Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera production of An American Tragedy; p. 5/Terrence McCarthy/ San Francisco Opera production of A Masked Ball, Thomas Hampson/Cory Weaver; p. 6/Partenope/©ENO/Catherine Ashmore, Danielle de Niese/©Chris Dunlop; p. 7/Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera production of Tosca, Lianna Haroutounian/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; p. 8/2011©Christian Leiber/Opéra national de Paris production of La Cenerentola, Karine Deshayes/2011©Agathe Poupeney/Opéra national de Paris production of La Cenerentola; p. 9/Michael Cooper/Michael Cooper Photographic/Canadian Opera Company production of La Bohème; pp. 10–11/Les Troyens/Bill Cooper/Royal Opera House/ArenaPAL; p. 11/Susan Graham/Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera production of Les Troyens; p. 12/Anna Caterina Antonacci/Cory Weaver, Sophia Loren at Cannes Film Festival/RDA/Getty Images; p. 13/San Francisco Opera production of The Marriage of Figaro/Cory Weaver; p. 25/Partenope/©ENO/Catherine Ashmore; back cover/mailing panel/Nicola Luisotti/Terrence McCarthy. War Memorial Opera House interior photos/David Wakely. Design: Mission Minded · www.Mission-Minded.com

CINDERELLA

LA BOHÈME

THE TROJANS

TWO WOMEN

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

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SAVE ON ADDITIONAL TICKETS Subscribers have priority access to purchase additional tickets months before tickets go on sale to the general public. Purchase tickets to operas not included in your subscription prior to March 31, and you’ll pay the discounted subscription price below.

SUBSCRIBER ADD-ON PRICE THROUGH MARCH 31 SECTION

Main Stage Operas Except The Trojans

The Trojans

M–F

S–SU

M–F

S–SU

$307

$352

$398

$456

$236

$281

$306

$365

$144

$281

$187

$365

$144

$182

$187

$236

Orchestra Ring (ORR)

$84

$103

$108

$133

Dress Circle (DC)

$103

$117

$133

$152

Dress Circle 2 (DC2)

$84

$99

$108

$128

Box Seats (BOX) Orchestra Premium (ORP) or Grand Tier Premium (GTP) Orchestra Premium 2 (ORP2) or Grand Tier Premium 2 (GTP2) Orchestra (ORC) or Grand Tier (GT)

Balcony Circle (BC)

$84

$99

$108

$128

Balcony Front (BLF)

$49 / $54 

$68 / $73 

$64 / $69 

$88 / $93 

Balcony Rear (BLR)

$25 / $29 

$49 / $53 

$32 / $36 

$64 / $68 

Balcony Side (BLS)

$20 / $22 

$24 / $26 

$26 / $28 

$31 / $33 

Prices guaranteed through March 31, 2014. A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in Balcony Front, Rear and Side section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee.

ENJOY OUR FLEXIBLE SUBSCRIBER EXCHANGES The general exchange period opens in mid-June 2014. •  Full and Half Series subscribers may exchange to a different performance of the same opera or a different opera with no fee. •  Mini and Out of Town Series subscribers may exchange to a different performance of the same opera with no fee, or to a different opera for a $10 fee. •  Student and Teacher Series subscriber exchange policies differ. See page 21 for details. •  Subscribers may exchange tickets over the phone (please have your tickets in hand) or in person. •  Exchange tickets in advance, at least 24 hours prior to the performance. Exchanges are subject to availability; any additional ticket price differential will apply. There is a $10 fee for exchanges made on the day of the performance for all subscribers.

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HOW TO RENEW R E N E W B Y M A R C H 1 0 T O G U A R A N T E E Y O U R S E AT S !

1. FIND your package Choose from Series and Prices on pages 15–21.

2. LET US help you get the most out of your season! Contact our Box Office to: CUSTOMIZE YOUR ORDER with early exchanges or the drop-one-opera

PHONE (415) 864-3330

BOX OFFICE HOURS Mon 10am–5pm Tue–Fri 10am–6pm Sat 10am–6pm (Saturday phones only, except during performance season)

option by calling or visiting the Box Office to order. These ticket benefits are only available at the time of order, and are not available by mail, fax or online.

MAIL or IN PERSON

ARRANGE A PAYMENT PLAN when you call or visit the Box Office

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to place your order. ADD TICKETS to other performances not in your subscription.

3. PLEASE consider making a contribution Engage with this amazing art form on a deeper level. Your investment helps

ONLINE sfopera.com/renew (log in using your username or email)

us deliver world-class performances, train the stars of tomorrow, bring opera education to local schools and present free community events.

4. ENJOY the season!

Seating priority is based upon subscription and contribution history, with greater consideration given to contributions. For information, please call (415) 551-6320. New subscriptions, renewals with a requested seating change, early exchanges and add-on tickets are sold unseated.   If you have specific seating requests, including accessibility needs, please contact the Box Office.

SUGGESTIONS AND NOTES ABOUT YOUR ORDER •  Select a second choice for your seating section, in case your first choice is not available. •  Performances dropped or exchanged at the time of order will be permanently released from your series for this season; please provide alternate choices. Early exchanges are sold unseated and seats are not likely to be the same as the original subscription seats. •  Checks will be deposited immediately and credit cards will be charged for the full value of your first choice or the full value of your first payment if you have chosen a payment plan. This is not a guarantee of seating. If your final seat assignment is your alternate choice, we will automatically refund or charge the difference due, as appropriate. •  Please note that we will do our best to accommodate seating requests; however, we cannot guarantee the availability of seating in any section or price level. If we cannot seat you in any of your choices, we will contact you to discuss an alternate section, seat, package or a full refund.

Sennheiser amplification devices for hearing-impaired patrons are available at all performances. Headsets are available at the North Promenade coat check room. Live Titles, headsets that provide a spoken version of the projected supertitles, are now available at the North Lobby coat check at all performances. Design Your Own Series will be available May 2014. If you do not receive an acknowledgment of your order by email or mail within 14 days, please call us at (415) 864-3330 (Mon 10am–5pm, Tue–Sat 10am–6pm). Cast, programs, prices and schedules are subject to change. All orders are final. No refunds or returns. A $1 per ticket facility fee is included in Balcony Front, Rear and Side section prices; all other sections include a $2 per ticket facility fee. An $11 handing fee is charged per order.

War Memorial Opera House 301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102-4509

sfopera.com 路 (415) 864-3330

D AVI D GO C KLEY General Director

NI C O L A L UI SOTTI Music Director

SEASON SPONSOR

COMPANY SPONSORS Norby Anderson Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Franklin and Catherine Johnson

Jeannik M茅quet Littlefield Bernard and Barbro Osher Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Diane B. Wilsey

CORPORATE PARTNERS San Francisco Opera is supported, in part, by a grant from Grants for the Arts/ San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.


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