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Opera Workshop Showcase
Thursday, December 7 2023, 07:30 PM at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map

Opera Workshop Showcase

Thursday, December 7 2023, 07:30 PM
at Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall Map
two dozen opera singers huddled around one main singer in colorful costumes


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: COSI FAN TUTTE
Act II Scene, Aria, and Duet

“Andate-là, che siete due bizzarre raggaze… Una donna quindici anni… Prenderò quel brunettino…”
Arden Hearne, Fiordiligi
Cambria Metzinger, Dorabella
Cristina Villalobos, Despina

Nicolas Isouard: CENDRILLON
Act I Duet
“Ah, quel plaisir”
Cora-Melin Mikat, Thisbe
Madison Barton-Holloway, Clorinde

Georges Bizet: CARMEN 
Act I Chorus  
“Au secours…”
Tutti, Factory Workers
Tony DeLousia, Zuniga

Dave Maier, Guest Faculty Director

Richard Strauss: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS
Act II Trio and Aria
“Schläft sie...wo war ich?”
Erica Thelen, Ariadne
Emili Rice, Najade
Christy Xu, Dryade
Lena Goldstein, Echo

Benjamin Britten: THE TURN OF THE SCREW 
Act II Duet 
“She is here, here in my own room”
Rianne Lau, Governess
Christy Xu, Miss Jessel

Act II Quartet
“From the gutter…”
Camryn Finn, Niece 1
Syona Ayyankeril, Niece 2
Erica Thelen, Ellen Orford
Leora Gilgur, Auntie

Kirke Mechem: TARTUFFE
Act II Duet
“Where’s your spirit, girl?...No more, pale moon…”
Lena Goldstein, Dorine
Arden Hearne, Marianne

Osvaldo Golijov: AINADAMAR
Act III Trio  
“Doy mi sangre…”
Emili Rice, Margarita
Addy Geenen, Nuria
Cambria Metzinger, Lorca

Act I Aria
“Quando, avran, fine omai…Padre, germani, addio!”
Larissa Kent, Ilia

Act II Duet
“Sifare, per pietà…Se viver non degg’io…”
Catherine Durcan, Sifare
Cora-Melin Mikat, Aspasia

Act II Duet 
The Presentation of the Rose - “Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren…”    
Cambria Metzinger, Octavian
Morgan Wolfe, Sofie

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Thursday, December 7 2023, 07:30 PM to Thursday, December 7 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).


As of April 1, 2023, face masks will be optional and at personal discretion for all SFCM concerts & events.  Vaccinations are not required for visitors and guests to campus buildings and performances. Please visit SFCM's full Event Health & Safety policy to read more about our guidelines.