Merola Public Performances

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Merola Opera Program Public Performances


Purchase tickets to the 2018 Summer Festival by visiting the SF Opera Box Office at
301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco or call (415) 864-3330.
Student tickets are sold out for all San Francisco-based Merola performances except for the Merola Grand Finale.


Click to view the Merola Opera Program 2018 Summer Festival brochure

Il re pastore

Which is stronger, love or power? To reclaim his lost throne, a young shepherd must renounce his true love. Mozart explores the competing pulls of love and duty in this exquisite early work. A youthful Merola cast will bring to life this opera’s dazzling melodies and high spirits.

Conductor: Stephen Stubbs
Director: Tara Faircloth (Merola '06)

Thursday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 21, 2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - $80/$55
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA
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Run time: approximately two hours and ten minutes with one intermission.


The Rake's Progress

Love and innocence give way to power and madness when Tom Rakewell makes a devil’s bargain with Nick Shadow. Tom leaves his simple life in the country and his fiancée Anne Trulove for the temptations of London, but finds he has lost more than he has won. Stravinsky’s intricate score and W.H. Auden and Chester Kallman’s brilliant libretto build on 18th century inspirations in a way that is both true to the past and daringly modern.

Conductor: Mark Morash (Merola '87)
Director: Robin Guarino

Thursday, August 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 4, 2:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music - $80/$55
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA
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Run time: approximately two hours and forty-five minutes with one intermission.

Merola Grand Finale & Reception*

A triumphant end to a magical season, the Merola Grand Finale features our 29 young artists in a dazzling array of opera’s most exciting arias and ensembles. Conducted by Maestro Dean Williamson and directed by 2018 Merola Apprentice Stage Director Marcus Shields, this evening showcases the hard work and burgeoning talent of our Merolini. Following the performance, join the Merola artists in celebration in the Veterans Building Green Room. (Separate tickets required for reception.)

Conductor: Dean Williamson
Director: Marcus Shields (Merola '18)

Saturday, August 18, 7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House - $50/$40/$25
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
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Reception tickets* - $75

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