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August 18, 2012

OPERA: TURANDOT (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini

CAST:
Turandot Iréne Theorin
Calaf Marco Berti
Liù Leah Crocetto
Timur Raymond Aceto
Ping Hyung Yun
Pang Greg Fedderly
Pong Daniel Montenegro
Emperor Altoum Joseph Frank
A Mandarin Ryan Kuster

CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Garnett Bruce
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours 15 minutes

August 25, 2012

OPERA: DON GIOVANNI (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CAST:
Don Giovanni Lucas Meachem
Donna Anna Ellie Dehn
Donna Elvira Serena Farnocchia
Leporello Marco Vinco
Don Ottavio Shawn Mathey
Zerlina Kate Lindsey
Masetto Ryan Kuster
The Commendatore Morris Robinson

CONDUCTOR: Niccola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Gabriele Lavia
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours 25 minutes

September 1, 2012

OPERA: CARMEN (in French)
COMPOSER: Georges Bizet

CAST:
Carmen Anita Rachvelishvili
Don José Thiago Arancam
Micaëla Sara Gartland
Escamillo Paulo Szot
Frasquita Susannah Biller
Mercédès Cybele Gouverneur
Le Dancaïre Timothy Mix
Le Remendado Daniel Montenegro
Moralès Trevor Scheunemann
Zuniga Wayne Tigges
Lillas Pastia Yusef Lambert

CONDUCTOR: Niccola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Jose Maria Condemi
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours 35 minutes

PLEASE NOTE: There is a LANGUAGE ADVISORY for this program:
September 8, 2012

OPERA: HEART OF A SOLDIER (in English)
(WORLD PREMIERE)
COMPOSER: Christopher Theofanidis
LIBRETTO: Donna Di Novelli
MUSIC: Christopher Theofanidis

CAST:
Rick Rescorla Thomas Hampson
Daniel J. Hill William Burden
Susan Rescorla Melody Moore
Juliet, Barbara Nadine Sierra
Cyril Henry Phipps
Imam Mohannad Mchallah
Tom, Ted Michael Sumuel
Lolita, Bridesmaid Susannah Biller
Pat, Ann Sara Gartland
Kathy, Bridesmaid Maya Lahyani
Omaha, Robert Ta’u Pupu’a
Dexter, Dex Daniel Snyder
Joseph, Joe Trevor Scheunemann
Sam, Wesley Wayne Tigges
Buddy Koa, The Golden Retriever

CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR: Francesca Zambello
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 2 hours 25 minutes

September 15, 2012

OPERA: FAUST (in French)
COMPOSER: Charles François Gounod

CAST:
Faust Stefano Secco
Mephistopheles John Relyea
Marguerite Patricia Racette
Wagner Austin Kness
Siebel Daniela Mack
Valentin Brian Mulligan
Marthe Catherine Cook

CONDUCTOR: Maurizio Benini
STAGE DIRECTOR: Jose Maria Condemi
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

September 22, 2012

OPERA: LUCREZIA BORGIA (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti

CAST:
Lucrezia Borgia Renee Fleming
Muffio Orsini Elizabeth DeShong
Gennaro Michael Fabiano
Alfonso d’Este Vitalij Koaliow
Rustighello Daniel Montenegro
Jepo Liverotto Christopher Jackson
Oloferno Vitellozzo Brian Jagde
Apostolo Gazello Austin Kness
Astolfo Ryan Kuster
Ascanio Petrucci Ao Li
Gubetta Igor Vieira

CONDUCTOR: Riccardo Frizza
STAGE DIRECTOR: John Pascoe
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

September 29, 2012

OPERA: XERXES (in Italian)
COMPOSER: George Frideric Handel

CAST:
Xerxes Susan Graham
Romilda Lisette Oropesa
Arsamenes David Daniels
Atalanta Heidi Stober
Amastris Sonia Prina
Ariodates Wayne Tigges
Elviro Michael Sumuel

CONDUCTOR: Patrick Summers
STAGE DIRECTOR: Nicholas Hytner
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 4 hours

October 6, 2012

OPERA: NOZZE DI FIGARO
COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

CAST:
Figaro Hermann Prey
Susanna Lucia Popp
Dr. Bartolo KevinLangan
Marcellina Laura Brooks Rice
Cherubino Faith Esham
Count Almaviva Tim Krause
Don Basillio Jonathan Green
Countess Almaviva Helena Dose
Don Curzio Robert Tate
Antonio Gregory Stapp
Barbarina Kathryn Gamberoni
Peasant girl Shelley Seitz

CONDUCTOR: Silvio Varviso
STAGE DIRECTOR: Sonja Frisell
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

October 13, 2012

OPERA: NIXON IN CHINA (in English)
COMPOSER: John Adams

CAST:
Richard Nixon Brian Mulligan
Pat Nixon Maria Kanyova
Mao Tse-tung Simon O’Neill
Chiang Ch’ing
(Madam Mao Tse-tung) Hye Jung Lee
Chou En-Lai Chen-Ye Yuan
Henry Kissinger Patrick Carfizzi
Nancy T’ang Ginger Costa-Jackson
Second Secretary Buffy Baggott
Third Secretary Nicole Birkland
Wu Ch’ang-Ch’ing Bryan Ketron

CONDUCTOR: Lawrence Renes
STAGE DIRECTOR: Michael Cavanagh
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours

October 20, 2012

OPERA: ATTILA (in Italian)
COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi

CAST:
Attila Ferruccio Furlanetto
Odabella Lucrecia Garcia
Foresto Fabio Sartori
Foresto Diego Torre
Ezio Quinn Kelsey
Pope Leo I Samuel Ramey

CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti
STAGE DIRECTOR: Gabriele Lavia
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS DIRECTOR: Ian Robertson

APPROX. LENGTH: 3 hours