Performance

MEROLA Opera Program

04/02/2017-06/11/2017
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.
For more information, click here.

American Premiere Of “Up In The Mountains”

04/19/2017-04/23/2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bryan Education Studio
San Francisco 

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA EDUCATION PRESENTS AMERICAN PREMIERE OF
UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

An Interactive Performance for Infants to 3 Year Olds

15 Performances April 19–23, 2017 at the Bryan Education Studio  401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA


 

 

 

 

San Francisco Opera Education presents Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance created for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). Up in the Mountains combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. Here, adults and children are free to let their imaginations run wild in their interpretations of the story being told. The fifteen morning and afternoon performances take place April 19–23, 2017 in the John M. Bryan Education Studio at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera in San Francisco. In addition to the 20-minute performance, each 45-minute program includes hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together, including an instrument petting zoo, sensory bins, craft-making and coloring.

These performances mark the American premiere of Up in the Mountains. Created by Hanne Dieserud and Christina Lindgren in collaboration with composer Maja Ratkje, and performed by Ms. Dieserud, Up in the Mountains premiered in May 2011 in Hamar, Norway, and has since gained international praise on tours to Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greece and England.

Up in the Mountains is presented as part of San Francisco Opera Education’s “First Act” programs designed for families with children ages 6 and younger, and is the program’s first offering for this age group. “San Francisco Opera is thrilled to offer performances and activities for babies, toddlers and their parents, grandparents or guardians with Up in the Mountains,” said San Francisco Opera Director of Education Ruth Nott. “The Opera has provided family programs for children for a number of years. With the advantage of utilizing the beautiful Bryan Education Studio at the Wilsey Center for Opera, we’ve been able to expand our offerings to early childhood-aged children with our First Act programs.

First Act Workshops are scheduled throughout the year at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera and the War Memorial Opera House; to learn more about these programs, visit sfopera.com/firstact.

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UP IN THE MOUNTAINS

An interactive performance for families with young children (infant to 3 years)

American Premiere

Presented by San Francisco Opera Education

 

Concept and direction: Hanne Dieserud and Christina Lindgren

Composer and musical direction: Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje

Scenography and costume design: Christina Lindgren

 

FOR:  Infants to 3 year olds with accompanying adult(s)

 

PERFORMED BY:  Hanne Dieserud

 

RUNNING TIME:  45 minutes (includes 20-minute performance and several accompanying activities)

 

WHEN (15 performances April 19–23, 2017):

Wednesday, April 19:  9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Thursday, April 20:  9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. & 4 p.m.

Friday, April 21:  [9:30 a.m. – sold-out], 10:45 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Saturday, April 22:  9:30 a.m., [10:45 a.m. – sold-out], 1 p.m. & 2:15 p.m.

Sunday, April 23:  [both 9 a.m. & 10:15 a.m. – sold-out]

 

LOCATION:

Bryan Education Studio

at the Wilsey Center for Opera

Veterans Building (fourth floor)

401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

ABOUT UP IN THE MOUNTAINS:

San Francisco Opera Education presents the American premiere of Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). It combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales. Here, adults and children are free to let their imaginations run wild in their interpretations of the story being told. The event also includes hands-on activities for children and adults to explore arts creation together. For more information, including a photo gallery, video trailer and interview with the creators, go to sfopera.com/upinthemountains.

 

“We noticed that some children at the age of only a few months and up to three years old quickly learned how to imitate the sounds that actress Hanne Dieserud was making. Others were simply sitting still, with big eyes and their mouths open – completely quiet and paying attention to all the strange things that were happening ‘high up in the mountain’.”  (Gudbrandsdølen Dragningen, Norway)

 

TICKETS:

$20 per adult & $10 per child (each attendee must have a ticket).  Tickets available at the San Francisco Opera Box Office (301 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102) in person or by phone at (415) 864-3330, or online at sfopera.com/upinthemountains.

 

Limited discounted tickets available for those in need; email education@sfopera.com or call (415) 551-6294 with questions.  If you are a preschool or daycare center bringing a large group, please call Group Sales at (415) 621-4403 or email groupsales@sfopera.com.

Weekend Events 0422-23

04/22/2017-04/23/2017
All Day

 

1.
March For Science
4月22日 星期六 11am-6pm
Justin Herman Plaza
Embarcadero Center
Market St & Steuart St
San Francisco CA 94105

2.
2017三藩市地球日
4月22日 星期六 10am-7pm
Civic Center Plaza
355 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102

3.
Spring Open Studios
4月22-23日 星期六-日 11am-6pm
Hunters Point Shipyard
San Fracnsico CA
網址: www.shipyardartists.com

4.
聖荷西日本節
4月23日 星期日 9:30am-4pm
San Jose Japantown
San Jose CA 95112

5.
15屆sj舞蹈節
4月23日 星期日 10am-5pm
Santana Row Park
San Jose CA 95128

6.
Cal Day 2017
4月22日 星期六全天
UC Berkeley
Sproul Plaza
Bancroft Way and and Barrow Ln,
Berkeley, CA 94704

7.
清潔海灘
4月22日 星期六全天
Linda Mar State Beach
Hwy 1 and Crespi Dr
Pacifica, CA

8.
2017 “As You Like It” 音樂會
4月22日 星期六全天
Elk Glen Meadow
Martin Luther King Jr Dr & 25th Ave.
Golden Gate Park San Francisco

9.  
古董車展
4月23日 星期日 11am-6pm
Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94108

10.
夏威夷風情日
4月23日 星期日 12am-3pm
White Plaza
Lagunita Dr
Stanford University
Palo Alto, CA

11.
柏克萊跳虱市場
4月23日 星期日 12am-6pm
Berkeley Flea Market
1937 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA

12.
金門公園音樂會
4月23日 星期日 1pm
Spreckels Temple of Music
Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA

SF Opera Lab – Chamberworks

04/27/2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Taube Atrium Theater
San Francisco 

Revel in a new music experience. Members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra curate and perform in this intimate and eclectic evening of music and song. People who want to get to know the SF Opera Orchestra musicians and all music lovers will enjoy this performance.

Oakland Ballet Company presents its Spring Gala Fundraiser

05/06/2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bellevue Club
Oakland 

Oakland Ballet Company’s Spring Gala Fundraiser features a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, live music, dancing, and performance highlights, with proceeds supporting the company’s spring season, and Nutcracker educational outreach programs.

Tickets start at $200.

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company
http://www.oaklandballet.org | info@oaklandballet.org | 510-893-3132

Registration URL: http://oaklandballet.org/wp/events/springgala/

Oakland Ballet Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

06/01/2017-06/03/2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
Oakland  

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.

Registration URL : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2913849

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company.
http://www.oaklandballet.org | info@oaklandballet.org | 510-893-3132

Oakland Ballet Company presents East Bay DANCES ’17

06/04/2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Laney College Odell Johnson Performing Arts Center
Oakland  

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).
Registration URL : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2905127

Presented by Oakland Ballet Company
http://www.oaklandballet.org | info@oaklandballet.org | 510-893-3132

Merola Opera Program

07/06/2017-08/05/2017
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.