MEROLA Opera Program

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
HERBST Theatre – San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
San Francisco 

1. Sunday, April 2 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Sol Jin (’15) and Kirill Kuzmin (’14, ’15)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
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2. Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Anthony Reed (’14), Toni Marie Palmertree (’15), and John Churchwell (’96)
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
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3. Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
Schwabacher Debut Recital: Amina Edris (’15), Andrew Manea (’16), Amitai Pati (’16), and Warren Jones
Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater
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Merola Opera Program 60th Anniversary Gala & Concert
Sunday, June 11
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.
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Oakland Ballet Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center

Thursday-Saturday, June 1-3, at 7:30pm, and Saturday June 3 at 2:30pm

Oakland Ballet Company’s 2017 spring season, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, features two works by company Artistic Director, Graham Lustig, including the West Coast premiere of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the world premiere of Consort, inspired by Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Lustig’s re-telling of Shakespeare’s magical and madcap comedy explores the complexities of human relationships, and draws on themes that are universally relatable.

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Oakland Ballet Company presents East Bay DANCES ’17

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center

East Bay DANCES ’17, presented by Oakland Ballet Company, showcases the best and brightest in East Bay dance, featuring an array of local companies working in classical, folk, popular and contemporary dance styles. This year’s participants include Ah-Lan Dance, AXIS Dance Company, Ballet Folklorico Mexico Danza, for change dance collective, Jubilee American Dance Theatre, Shabnam Dance Company, Van der Zwaan Dance Studio, and YuRue Ma.

$25 general admission ($20 seniors/$15 ages 17 and under and students).
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Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème War Memorial Opera House

7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
San Francisco Opera
San Francisco 


San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the “Summer of Love,” this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus.

Puccini’s deeply moving work of love and loss among a group of bohemian artists in mid-19th-century Paris will be presented in the 2014 production by English director John Caird and designer David Farley. Hailed by The Mercury News for its “elegant staging” and “insightful direction,” this co-production of San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera and Canadian Opera Company presents the four-act opera with a single intermission and two-hour-and-twenty-minute running time.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles, the eight performances of La Bohème are scheduled for June 10 (7:30 p.m.), 15 (7:30 p.m.), 17 (7:30 p.m.), 20 (7:30 p.m.), 23 (7:30 p.m.), 25 (2 p.m.), 29 (7:30 p.m.); and July 2 (2 p.m.), 2017.

Tickets for La Bohème are priced from $27 to $398 (subject to change) and may be purchased at, through the San Francisco Opera Box Office at 301 Van Ness Avenue and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Standing Room tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance; tickets are $10 each, cash only and limited to two tickets per person.

Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS

11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Historic Hoover Theatre
San Jose  

Friday, June 16th – 7pm; Saturday, June 17th – 11am, 3pm and 7pm; Sunday, June 18th – 11am and 3pm

Dalmatian parents Pongo and Perdita live a happy, quiet life in London with their eight puppies and two human pets – Roger and Anita. But when their villainous neighbor Cruella De Vil decides to kidnap the puppies with the help of her two henchmen, the race is on for the dogs of London to find and save the puppies before they become another fur coat in Cruella’s collection!

Keep your pups on their leashes! Disney 101 Dalmatians KIDS is certain to charm and delight all audiences. A fun and spirited adaptation of the classic Disney animated film, performed by a fabulous cast of eager 4-12 year olds who are sure to put a smile on your face!

$12 attendees 12 and up, and $8 children 11 and under. Tickets at the door (30 minutes prior to curtain) $15 attendees 12 and up, and $10 children 11 and under.

Presented by Playful People Productions.

Merola Opera Program

2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
San Francisco 

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

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
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)
(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.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, August 5 at 2:00 pm
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
(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.