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Artist Diploma Opera Showcase
Thursday, May 2 2024, 07:30 PM at
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map

Artist Diploma Opera Showcase

Thursday, May 2 2024, 07:30 PM
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
Three singers sing during an opera, they are dressed in gowns

Join the Opera Program for A Celebration of Opera! Featuring the students that are candidates for the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies. This program is directed by guest stage director Omer Ben Seadia, conducted by Curt Pajer, music director for the opera program, and features the SFCM Orchestra and guest alum baritone Efrain Solis. 
The program showcases beloved moments from operas by Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and Bizet.

Featured artists:
Chea Kang, soprano
Hyesoo Kim, soprano
Alissa Goretsky, soprano
Hope Nelson, mezzo
Nathan Bryon, tenor
Efrain Solis, baritone
Tony Delousia, baritone
Joseph Calzada, bass-baritone


Gioachino Rossini: Act I Recitative and Duet
“Dunque io son… tu non m’inganni?” 
    from Il barbiere di Siviglia
Hope Nelson, Rosina
Efraín Solís, Figaro

Georges Bizet: Act II Duet “Qu’ai-je vu! Je frémis, je chancelle” 
   from Les pêcheurs de perles
Chea Kang, Léïla
Nathan Bryon, Nadir

Georges Bizet: Act II Duet “Léïla! Dieu puissant le voilà!..
Ton coeur n’a pas compris le mien”
    from Les pêcheurs de perles
Hyesoo Kim, Léïla
Efraín Solís, Zurga

Giacomo Puccini: Act I Scene and Duet
“Non sono in vena... Che gelida manina...
Sì, mi chiamano Mimì … O soave fanciulla”
     from La bohème
Nathan Bryon, Rodolfo
Alissa Goretsky, Mimì
Tony DeLousia, Schaunard
Joseph Calzada, Marcello

Richard Strauss: Prologue Duet and Aria
 “Sie hält ihn für den Todesgott…
Ein Augenblick ist wenig… Sein wir wieder gut”
    from Ariadne auf Naxos
Chea Kang, Zerbinetta
Hope Nelson, Komponist
Alissa Goretsky, The Prima Donna
Joseph Calzada, The Tenor
Tony DeLousia, Harlekin
Efraín Solís, Musiklehrer

Giuseppe Verdi: Act III Scene, Aria and Duet
 “Addio del passato... Parigi, o cara”
    from La Traviata
Hyesoo Kim, Violetta
Nathan Bryon, Alfredo
Hope Nelson, Annina

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Act III Final Scene
from Eugene Onegin
Alissa Goretsky, Tatiana
Efraín Solís, Onegin

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Thursday, May 2 2024, 07:30 PM to Thursday, May 2 2024, 09:30 PM

About SFCM’s Opera and Musical Theatre Program

The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre program draws exceptionally talented young singers from around the world and provides them with advanced training in vocal style, acting, stage movement, and other essentials of stagecraft. Each year, SFCM produces four fully staged opera and musical theatre productions with full or chamber orchestra. Recent fully staged operas have included L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Mansfield Park, Postcard from Morocco, The Rake’s Progress, Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and former faculty composer Conrad Susa’s Transformations. SFCM has hosted workshops for in-development opera projects such as Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Jake Heggie’s Great Scott.

In addition to fully staged productions, a number of scenes, programs, and other performances with piano accompaniment are presented each year. Opera students also have an opportunity to receive coaching from San Francisco Opera music staff, and to participate in productions tailored for school-age audiences in collaboration with San Francisco Opera’s Education Department.

SFCM’s Musical Theatre Workshop provides ensemble experience to singer/actors with an emphasis on American musical theatre, examining one or more musical theatre composers and their works through rehearsals and performance. Recent performances include such works as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, She Loves Me, Company, Little Women, Urinetown, and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Visiting artists have included Ryan Taylor (General Director, Minnesota Opera), Roy Rallo (Stage Director, San Francisco Opera), David Maier (Fight Director, San Francisco Opera), Barbara Scott (Improvisation Technique), Matt Chapman (Laban Technique), and Jose Luis Moscovich (General Director, West Bay Opera).

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