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Opera Workshop Showcase
Wednesday, December 6 2023, 07:30 PM at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
Recital - Collegiate Dept

Opera Workshop Showcase

Wednesday, December 6 2023, 07:30 PM
at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
two dozen opera singers huddled around one main singer in colorful costumes


Conductors: Curt Pajer and Dana Sadava
Stage Directors: Heather Mathews and Sergey Khalikulov
Musical Preparation: Taylor Chan, Connor Buckley, Curt Pajer, Dana Sadava, Hanna Shin, and Hao Wu


W. A. Mozart: “Andate-là, che siete due bizzarre raggaze… Una donna quindici anni… Prenderò quel brunettino…”
from Così fan tutte
Gianna La Mantia, Fiordiligi
Cambria Metzinger, Dorabella
Marielle Leiboff, Despina 

Georges Bizet: “Au secours...” 
from Carmen
Tutti, Factory Workers
Tony DeLouisa, Zuniga

Dave Maier, Guest Faculty Director

Richard Strauss: “Schläft sie... wo war ich?”
from Ariadne auf Naxos
Alissa Goretsky, Ariadne
Arden Hearne, Najade
Leora Gilgur, Dryade
Rianne Lau, Echo

W. A. Mozart: “Ah guarda, sorella…”    
from Così fan tutte
Larissa Kent, Fiordiligi
Christy Xu, Dorabella

Kirke Mechem: “Where’s your spirit, girl?... No more, pale moon…”    
     from Tartuffe
Lena Goldstein, Dorine
Marielle Leiboff, Mariane

Benjamin Britten: “She is here, here in my own room” 
     from The Turn of the Screw
Catherine Durcan, Governess
Christy Xu, Miss Jessel

Benjamin Britten: “From the gutter...” 
     from Peter Grimes
Morgan Wolfe, Niece 1
Cristina Villalobos, Niece 2
Erica Thelen, Ellen Orford
Leora Gilgur, Auntie

Osvaldo Golijov: “Doy mi sangre...” 
     from Ainadamar
Camryn Finn, Margarita
Gianna La Mantia, Nuria
Cambria Metzinger, Lorca

W. A. Mozart: “Sifare, per pietà… Se viver non degg’io…”
     from Mitridate, re di Ponto
Syona Ayyankeril, Sifare
Adellyn Geenen, Aspasia

Giaochino Rossini: “Où va tu… Je rends à votre amour” 
     from Guillaume Tell
Leora Gilgur, Hedwige
Cristina Villalobos, Jemmy
Alissa Goretsky, Mathilde
Tutti, Coro

R. Strauss: The Presentation of the Rose -
 “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren…”

     from Der Rosenkavalier
Cambria Metzinger, Octavian
Madison Barton-Holloway, Sophie

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Wednesday, December 6 2023, 07:30 PM to Wednesday, December 6 2023, 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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