Press Releases



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Merola Opera Program 2017 Summer Festival continues its 60th Anniversary Season with Schwabacher Summer Concerts - May 2017
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Merola Opera Program’s 60th Anniversary Season opens June 11 with Benefit Gala and Concert - April 2017
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Composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer commissioned to write Merola Opera Program’s first commissioned work, If I Were You, for its world premiere in 2019; Merola Opera Program’s 60th Anniversary Season in 2017 - February 2017
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Merola Opera Program presents its 2016 Grand Finale performance - July 2016
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Merola Opera Program 2016 Summer Festival presents Mozart's Così fan tutte - June 2016
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Merola Opera Program 2016 Summer Festival presents Conrad Susa’s Transformations - June 2016
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Merola Opera Program 2016 Summer Festival opens with Schwabacher Summer Concerts - May 2016
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Merola Opera Program Announces 2016 Participants & Season - May 2016
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The Merola Opera Program Recognizes Patricia Racette with the Merola Distinguished Alumni Award on January 7 - January 2016
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Merola Opera Program presents its 2015 Grand Finale performance Saturday, August 22 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco - July 2015
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Merola Opera Program 2015 Summer Festival presents Donizetti’s Don Pasquale August 6 and 8 at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco - July 2015
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Merola Opera Program 2015 Summer Festival Presents Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and Menotti’s The Medium July 23 and 25 - June 2015
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Merola Opera Program 2015 Summer Festival Opens with the Schwabacher Summer Concert July 9 at San Francisco Conservatory of Music and a free outdoor performance July 11 at Yerba Buena Gardens - May 2015
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Twenty-nine Singers and Artists from Seven Countries to Participate in 2015 Merola Opera Program in San Francisco June 8-August 22
June 2015
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Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival Presents the Merola Grand Finale — July 2014
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Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival Presents Mozart's Don Giovanni July 31 and August 2 — July 2014
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Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival Presents Schwabacher Summer Concert — July 2014
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Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival Presents André Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire July 10 and 12 — June 2014
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Twenty-nine Artists from Ten Countries to participate in Twelve-week Week Intensive Merola Opera Program — March 2014
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Merola Opera Program Spring Benefit Gala honors Lotfi Mansouri — March 2014
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Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival Features André Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire" and Mozart's "Don Giovanni" in addition to Schwabacher Summer Concerts and Merola Grand Finale — October 2013
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Merola Opera Program Summer Festival Presents the Merola Grand Finale — August 2013
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Merola Opera Program Summer Festival Presents "Le nozze di Figaro" — July 2013
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Merola Opera Program Summer Festival Presents The Schwabacher Summer Concert — June 2013
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Merola Opera Program Presents Benjamin Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" — June 2013
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Merola Opera Program announces 2013 Spring Benefit "Girls of the Golden West" — February 2013
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Susan Graham receives Merola Distinguished Alumni Award — July 2012
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