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NORMA VINCENZO BELLINI

S E P 5 , 1 0 , 1 4 m , 1 9 , 2 3 , 2 7, 3 0 PERH A PS O N CE A GENER AT 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 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.

CAST

PRODUCTION

Norma: Sondra Radvanovsky

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Adalgisa: Daveda Karanas

Director: Kevin Newbury

Pollione: Marco Berti

Set Designer: David Korins

Oroveso: Christian Van Horn

Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn*

*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

SO N D RA RADVA NOVSKY

Lighting Designer: D. M. Wood* Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

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 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).

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

Little Bat McLean: James Kryshak*

Costume Designer: Michael Yeargan

*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

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.


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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

PRODUCTION

Amelia: Krassimira Stoyanova* / Julianna Di Giacomo* †

Conductor: Nicola Luisotti

Oscar: Heidi Stober

Costume Designer: John Conklin

Director: Jose Maria Condemi

Gustavus III: Ramón Vargas

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Count Anckarström: Thomas Hampson / Brian Mulligan°

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Madame Arvidson: Dolora Zajick Count Ribbing: Scott Conner* Count Horn: Christian Van Horn

*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.


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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

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

*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 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

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

Associate Lighting Designer: Gary Marder Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

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


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CINDERELLA GIOACHINO ROSSINI

N O V 9 m , 13 , 16 m , 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 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.

CAST

PRODUCTION

Angelina (Cinderella): Karine Deshayes*

Conductor: Jesús López-Cobos

Don Ramiro: René Barbera*

Director: Gregory Fortner*

Dandini: Fabio Capitanucci

Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Don Magnifico: Carlos Chausson*

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Alidoro: Christian Van Horn

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

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.

*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

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

CAST

PRODUCTION

Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva 

Mimì: Leah Crocetto

Conductor: Giuseppe Finzi

Musetta: Nadine Sierra 

Musetta: Ellie Dehn

Director: John Caird*

Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano 

Rodolfo: Giorgio Berrugi * 

Production Designer: David Farley*

Marcello: Alexey Markov* 

Marcello: Brian Mulligan

Lighting Designer: Michael James Clark*

Schaunard: Philippe Sly

Schaunard: Philippe Sly

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

Colline: Christian Van Horn

Colline: Christian Van Horn

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

*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

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.


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THE

TROJANS

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 † 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

PRODUCTION

Cassandra: Anna Caterina Antonacci /Daveda Karanas †

Conductor: Donald Runnicles

Dido: Susan Graham

Production: David McVicar

Aeneas: Bryan Hymel*

Set Designer: Es Devlin*

Anna: Sasha Cooke

Costume Designer: Moritz Junge*

Narbal: Christian Van Horn

Lighting Designer: Wolfgang Göbbel

Chorebus: Brian Mulligan

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

*San Francisco Opera debut

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

† Alternate cast

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.


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T WO WOMEN (L A CIOCIAR A )

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

Libretto 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

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: Jess Goldstein

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

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

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

PRODUCTION

Figaro: Philippe Sly

Conductor: Patrick Summers

Susanna: Lisette Oropesa

Director: Robin Guarino *

Countess Almaviva: Nadine Sierra

Lighting Designer: Gary Marder

Cherubino: Kate Lindsey / Angela Brower †

Chorus Director: Ian Robertson

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

*San Francisco Opera debut † Alternate cast

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


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THU

2pm 

Cinderella

16

Tosca

4 T

Cinderella

9

3

2pm 

M,  N

Norma

30 X

Partenope

2

Norma

TUE

1

M,  O

27

MON

K

13

7:30pm 

7:30pm  EREV ROSH HASHANAH

28

12

7:30pm 

SUN

6

JUN–JUL 2015 SUN

18

Partenope

J,  L

7:30pm

25

MON

7

Trojans

M,  N

1pm 

14

Figaro

WED

9

THU

10

2pm 

21

Figaro

12 G,  H

15

16 A,  C

Trojans

17

A,  B

2pm 

18

6pm

R, S, RBW

23 Two Women 24

22

7:30pm

Figaro

30 Two Women

A,  C

7:30pm

R,  T

2pm 

7:30pm 

Figaro 7:30pm 

Figaro

25

Trojans

D,  F

7:30pm

R, S, RBW

6pm 

1

Trojans

2

FATHER’S DAY

28 Two Women 29 M,  O

FRI

11

M,  O

W

TUE

8

D,  E

6pm 

PRIDE

5 X

S AT Trojans

13 Two Women

6pm J,  L

7:30pm

19 Two Women 20

Trojans

G,  I

7:30pm 

26

3 G,  H

Figaro

J,  K

6pm

27

Figaro

J,  L

7:30pm

4

7:30pm INDEPENDENCE DAY

Figaro 2pm

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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. The costumes in Susannah are made possible by a generous gift from Abbott Laboratories to the Lyric Opera of Chicago and from Philip Morris Companies, Inc. to Houston Grand Opera as sponsor to its Opera New World program. Design: Mission Minded · www.Mission-Minded.com


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