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Advanced Opera Workshop Showcase


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Performed from Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall


Artistic Team

Jose Maria Condemi & Heather Mathews 
Stage Directors

Curt Pajer & Dana Sadava

Sun-Ha Yoon


George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Act Three Recitative and Trio: “Le lusinghe e gl’inganni...Non è amor, né gelosia”
     from Alcina
Alcina: Taylor Husted
Ruggiero: Monalisa Pomarleanu (embodied by Lindsay Martin)
Bradamante: Meghan Jolliffe

George Frideric Handel
Act Three Recitative and Duet “So, Madame, tell me….You insult a constant lover”
     from Xerxes
Romilda: Mackenzie Jacquemin
Arsamenes: Kyle Tingzon

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Act One Recitative and duet: “Ma che? sempre l'istesso...Come ti piace, imponi!”
     from La Clemenza di Tito
Sesto: Meghan Jolliffe
Vitellia: Nicole Koh

Act One Recitative and duet: “Mio ben! Taci, Servilia...Ah, perdona al primo affetto”
     from La Clemenza di Tito
Servilia: Emily Finkelstein (embodied by Alissa Goretsky)
Annio: Leora Gilgur

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Act Three duet: "Pur ti miro, pur ti godo"
     from L'Incoronazione di Poppea
Nerone: Kyle Tingzon
Poppea: Mackenzie Jacquemin

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Act IV duet: "Ah ! Parle encore, achève"
     from Mireille
Mireille: Alissa Goretsky
Vincenette: Lindsay Martin

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Act Two duet “Dans ce séjour calme et tranquille”
     from Le Comte Ory 
Comtesse: Taylor Husted
Ragonde: Leora Gilgur

Kurt Weill (1900-1950)
Act Two duet “Komm heraus, du Schönheit von Soho”
     from Die Dreigroschenoper
Polly Peachum: Emily Finkelstein (embodied by Alissa Goretsky)
Lucy Brown: Nicole Koh

Jason Howland (b. 1971)
Act Two duet “Some things are meant to be”
     from Little Women
Jo March: Lindsay Martin
Beth March: Nicole Koh

Mark Adamo (b. 1962)
Act Two duet “You alone, a mansion of stone”
     from Little Women
Jo March: Lindsay Martin
Aunt Cecilia March: Monalisa Pomarleanu (embodied by Taylor Husted)

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
Act Two duet "You love him...If boys had wings"
     from The Rake's Progress
Anne Trulove: Alissa Goretsky
Baba the Turk: Kyle Tingzon

Virtual Encore

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)
Featuring new lyrics by the performers.
Trio and Ensemble “Please put yourself on mute!”
     from The Mikado
Meghan Jolliffe
Leora Gilgur
Mackenzie Jaquemin


*Each of the vocalists performing tonight has pre-recorded their singing in isolated rooms, and the vocalists are emoting to their pre-recorded audio on stage. All safety protocols and city health orders are being followed in the production of this performance.


An evening of staged arias and scenes from the operatic repertoire showcasing a variety of styles, languages and periods. Performed by the Advanced Opera Workshop participants.

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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