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SFCM Chamber Opera: Cendrillon
Sunday, April 21 2024, 07:30 PM at
Barbro Osher Recital Hall Map

SFCM Chamber Opera: Cendrillon

Sunday, April 21 2024, 07:30 PM
Barbro Osher Recital Hall Map

This event has sold out, but please email to be added to the waitlist and we can most likely get you into the performance. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 PM. 

The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre department presents:

Pauline Viardot's fairy tale salon opera of the Cinderella story (set in the year 2050!).

Performances take place on April 20 and 21, both at 7:30pm, in the Barbro Osher Recital Hall at the Bowes Center. Seating will be in the round, providing a more intimate seating experience for the audience in this chamber opera production. Join us for a pre-talk panel discussion on AI and robotics starting at 6:30pm both nights.

Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in costume for Cinderella’s masked ball in the year 2050! Use your imagination and expect surprises! During intermission, audiences will be invited to taste the future and experience futuristic meat alternatives, offering a carbon footprint 10x lower than the current leading competitors. Provided by production sponsor Planetarians.

The opera will be sung in the original French with English dialogue by Rachel Harris. Featuring original music by Jarron Carlson ’24. 


Role, Saturday Cast, Sunday Cast

Cendrillon, Morgan Wolfe, Emili Rice
Prince Charming, Cora-Melin Mikat, Cristina Villalobos
Maguelonne, Catherine Durcan, Emilia Perrotta
Armelinde, Alyssa Vieau, Leora Gilgur
Baron de Pictordu, Ian Rakunas, Haoran Li
La Fée, Stacee Firestone, Vuyiswa Sigadi
Count Barigoule, Marielle Leiboff, Larissa Kent

Ensemble, Antonia Caceres, Noelani Kawaihoa, Mumtozbegim Ochilova, Arden Hearne, Lena Goldstein, Jaimie Langner



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Sunday, April 21 2024, 07:30 PM to Sunday, April 21 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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