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General Director Matthew Shilvock's introduction to the 2016–17 Season at San Francisco Opera.

2016–17 Season Preview San Francisco Opera

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General Director Matthew Shilvock's introduction to the 2016–17 Season at San Francisco Opera.



    Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
    October 2011

    Già la mensa è preparata from Don Giovanni

    • 8 min.
    Andrea Chénier

    Andrea Chénier

    An ardent poet and a young noblewoman find love amidst the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful melodic score in a lavish period production by director David McVicar.

    Conductor: Emerson Buckley
    November 1975
    Un dì all’azzuro spazio: Plácido Domingo
    La mamma morta: Josella Ligi
    Final Duet: Plácido Domingo, Josella Ligi

    • 13 min.
    Dream of the Red Chamber

    Dream of the Red Chamber

    This classic Chinese epic recounts a love triangle between a young nobleman, his spiritual soulmate and a beautiful heiress. Commissioned by San Francisco Opera, this world-premiere opera is by Bright Sheng, one of the most important Chinese-American composers today, and Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly).

    • 9 min.
    Don Pasquale

    Don Pasquale

    Sparkling with virtuosic singing and playful humor, this comedy pits the miserly Don Pasquale against his nephew Ernesto and Ernesto’s sweetheart, the crafty young Norina. Lawrence Brownlee makes his long-awaited Company debut in this fanciful production by Laurent Pelly.

    Conductor: Uwe Mund
    October 1980
    Tornami a dir’: Ruth Welting, David Rendall
    Opening Cello Solo
    Act II, Prelude
    Act III, Chorus Waltz
    È rimasto: Ruth Welting, David Rendall, Timothy Nolen, Geraint Evans
    End of Act II: Ruth Welting, David Rendall, Timothy Nolen, Geraint Evans

    • 13 min.
    The Makropulos Case

    The Makropulos Case

    The seductive Emilia Marty has broken hearts for more than 300 years and yet doesn’t look a day past 30. Now she must choose whether to retake the elixir that extended her life or find peace in death. Nadja Michael stars in Olivier Tambosi’s striking production.

    Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek
    November 2010
    End of Overture
    End of Opera: Karita Mattila, Thomas Glenn, Miroslav Dvorský, Dale Travis, Gerd Grochowski
    Beginning of Overture
    End of Act I: Karita Mattila, Miroslav Dvorský
    Death Scene: Karita Mattila, Gerd Grochowski

    • 13 min.


    Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic is the setting for an intimate love story about the heroic Radames and the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida. Francesca Zambello directs this bold new production inspired by one of today’s most exciting street artists, RETNA.

    Conductor: García Navarro
    November 1981
    Act II, Trumpet Fanfare
    Guerra, guerra!: Margaret Price, Stefania Toczyska, Luciano Pavarotti, Kevin Langan, Simon Estes, Kurt Rydel
    Priests’ Chorus, Nume che del tuo spirito
    Judgment Scene, È traditor, morrà: Stefania Toczyska, Kurt Rydel
    Tu sei felice: Margaret Price, Stefania Toczyska
    Nile Scene, Là, tra foreste vergini: Margaret Price, Luciano Pavarotti
    Chi ti salva, sciagurato?: Stefania Toczyska, Luciano Pavarotti
    Tomb Scene, O terra, addio: Margaret Price, Luciano Pavarotti

    • 14 min.

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