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Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Gioachino Rossini: "Ah! Isabella, Ai capricci della sorte"
from L'italiania in Algeri

Alyssa Vieau, Isabella
Joseph Calzada, Taddeo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: "S'io non moro a questi accenti"
from Idomeneo

Christy Xu, Ilia
Sadye Sobel, Idamante

W.A. Mozart: "Ah. guarda sorella"
from Così fan tutte

Valeria Estrada, Fiordiligi
Dyanna Bohorques, Dorabella

Hector Berlioz: "Je vais, d'un coeur aimant"
from Béatrice et Bénédict

Christy Xu, Héro
Valeria Estrada, Béatrice
Sadye Sobel, Ursule

W.A. Mozart: "Soave sia il vento"
from Così fan tutte

Erica Thelen, Fiordiligi
Dyanna Bahorques, Dorabella
Sam Downes, Don Alfonso

Gaetano Donizetti: "È Il Dottore non si vedi... Pronto io son"
from Don Pasquale

Emili Rice, Norina
Joseph Calzada, Dr. Malatesta


Mo. Dana Sadava, Conductor

Heather Mathews and Indre Viskontas, Stage Directors

Kyle Naig, Pianist

Musical Preparation
Taylor Chan, Connor Buckley, Kyle Naig, Curt Pajer, Dana Sadava, Hanna Shin

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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