San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera (SFO) is an American opera company, based in San Francisco, California.

It was founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953) and is the second largest opera company in North America. The Opening Night Gala of San Francisco Opera is considered to be one of the most prominent events in the musical and social life of San Francisco.

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Merola Opera Program - History
... On August 30, 1953, San Francisco Opera founder and first General Director, Gaetano Merola, died at Stern Grove while conducting a young American singer in "Un bel di" from Madama Butterfly ... Leland Atherton Irish of the Opera Guild of Southern California to ask the new San Francisco Opera General Director, Kurt Herbert Adler, why young western singers had to go to New York to ... Memorial Fund was used to underwrite the San Francisco Opera Debut Auditions, professional auditions for singers from the western United States ...
Joan Sutherland - Roles
... Judith Judith Sydney Conservatorium of Music Goossens Sutherland's first complete staged opera 1952-07-1616 July 1952 Puccini tabarroIl tabarro Giorgetta Parry Theatre ...
Merola Opera Program
... Merola Opera Program is the San Francisco Opera's training and performance program for promising young artists ... Named for San Francisco Opera's first general director, Gaetano Merola, the Merola Opera Program began during the 1954-55 season and established its full training ... Participants also perform in two complete opera productions with orchestra and the Schwabacher Summer Concert ...
Mary Mills (soprano) - Biography - Recent Career
... Career highlights include her many engagements with the Metropolitan Opera, notably her acclaimed debut as Zdenka in Strauss’s Arabella, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen and Mimì in Franco Zeffirelli ... Mimì in Berlin, Detroit, Santiago de Chile, Antwerp (Belgium), Strasbourg, Geneva and San Francisco ... At the San Francisco Opera she made her debut while an Adler Fellow as the 15-year-old Girl in Lulu, and created the role of Cecile de Volanges for their production of the world premiere of ...

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