Sunday, August 2, 2009

Opera Series - 2009

Nadja Michael in Salome, photo by Clive Barda (from the San Francisco Opera website)

Each Thursday at noon throughout the month of August the Art, Music and Recreation Center with the Audiovisual Center will present a series of large screen video presentations of operas. These are abridged screenings (approximately 60 minutes in length) of works that will be performed during the upcoming San Francisco Opera Season.

August 6 - Il Trittico (Triptych) by Giacomo Puccini, consisting of three one-act works: Il Tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Starring Amarilli Nizza, Alberto Mastromarino, Rubens Pelzzari and Andrea Giovanni.

August 13 - Salome by Richard Strauss. Salome is played by Nadja Michael, a role she will play it here in SF Opera. Also starring Falk Struckmann, Peter Bronder and Iris Vermillion

August 20 - La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West) by Giacomo Puccini. Starring Barbara Daniels, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

August 27 - Die Walkure (The Valkyrie) by Richard Wagner. Eva-Maria Westbroek plays Sieglinde, a role she will sing in SF Opera. Also starring Robert Gambill, Willard White, Eva Johansson, Lilli Paasikivi and Mikhail Petrenko.

The videos will be shown at the Koret Auditorium in the Lower Level of the Library. All programs at the Library are free.

These programs are supported by the Friends of the Public Library.

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