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2017



Tickets for all San Francisco performances to the 2017 Merola Summer Festival are on sale now and may be purchased by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330 or by visiting sfopera.com. The box office is open Monday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm. Tickets for the Bing Concert Hall performance on the Stanford University campus go on sale June 8 and may be purchased online at live.stanford.edu; by calling 650-724-2464; or in person at 327 Lasuen Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305.

June


Sunday, June 11
Merola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Gala & Concert
City Hall & Herbst Theatre
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Gala Tickets (include reception, dinner, concert & dessert after-party): $600 and $1500 Deborah Voigt, Dolora Zajick, Issachah Savage, Quinn Kelsey, and many more noted Merola alums return for an evening of song and Merola memories in honor of the 60th Anniversary of the Merola Opera Program.

July



Thursday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Schwabacher Summer Concert
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Sunday, July 9, 2:30 pm
Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University, Palo Alto
Tickets: $45/$25 (SF) and $25 to $45 (Palo Alto)
Some of opera's greatest moments come to life as Merola's young artists perform staged scenes from Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana, Moore’s The Ballad of Baby Doe, Massenet’s Thaïs, von Weber’s Der Freischütz, and Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, accompanied by full orchestra, with English supertitles.

Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, July 22 at 2:00 pm
La Serva Padrona (Pergolesi), Sāvitri (Holst), and The Bear (Walton)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
(English supertitles will accompany each opera)
Tickets: $70/$50
A triple bill of one-act operas
La Serva Padrona is a quintessential operatic work that links history to the present with relatable characters in the form of a cunning young maid and her aging master. In Sāvitri, Holst reaches into the Mahābhārata, one of the great epics of ancient India, focusing on the tale of Death outsmarted by a young woman. The series closes with Walton’s The Bear, where a widow faithful to the memory of her late husband finds unexpected love.

August


Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
(performed in Italian with English supertitles)
Tickets: $70/$50
In Rossini's warmhearted retelling of the Cinderella story, the evil stepmother has become a wicked stepfather, the fairy godmother a philosopher, and the slipper has been swapped for a bracelet. Goodness and kindness triumph and melody reigns supreme.

Saturday, August 19 at 7:30 pm
Merola Grand Finale and reception
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Concert Tickets: $50/$40/$25 Reception Tickets: $75
Celebrate with the 2017 Merola young artists one last time before they head out to dazzle audiences around the world! The Merola Grand Finale is an exciting evening at the War Memorial Opera House, featuring scenes from some of opera’s most thrilling moments. Program to be announced at a later date.

Post-performance reception (10 pm) with the artists takes place at the War Memorial Veterans Building’s Green Room. A separate ticket is required for admission to the reception. For reception tickets, please call the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330.