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Merola Opera Program 2014 Events and Performances
Join us for many great Merola Opera Program events and performances all summer long!
Opera Prelude talk in San Francisco
Books Inc. Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco
Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 pm
Admission is free
Join Jean Kellogg, Merola Executive Director, as she talks about Merola's second summer opera, Don Giovanni, with music director Martin Katz and director James Darrah. A complimentary wine reception follows and you can enter a free drawing to win tickets to see Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni Opening Night Pre-Performance Reception
Thursday, July 10, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kitchen Story restaurant - 3499 16th Street at Sanchez Street
Admission is free for Streetcar ticket holders
Celebrate the opening night of Don Giovanni at our popular pre-performance receptions at Kitchen Story restaurant (3499 16th Street, around the corner from Everett Auditorium). Ticket holders can enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm while socializing with Merola members and opera fans. No-host bar.
July 31, 7:30 pm
August 2, 2:00 pm
Everett Auditorium - 450 Church Street in San Francisco
Conductor | Martin Katz
Director | James Darrah
By W.A. Mozart
Llibretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
In Italian with English supertitles
The ultimate playboy comes to Merola this summer. With more than 2,000 romantic conquests, Don Giovanni lives life in the fast lane until a mysterious meeting with a statue begins his downward spiral.
From overture to epilogue, this opera is considered by many to be Mozart’s greatest work, filled with sweeping melodies and a stirring finale that will leave you trapped between heaven and hell.
Merola Grand Finale
August 16, 7:30 pm
War Memorial Opera House
Conductor | Ari Pelto
Director | Omer Ben Seadia
Hear the amazing Merola artists before they head out to dazzle audiences on opera stages around the world. Join us for a thrilling evening of arias and scenes from beloved opera works, under the baton of Maestro Ari Pelto with direction by Merola apprentice stage director Omer Ben Seadia.
Following the performance, toast the artists’ successes at a celebratory reception in the War Memorial Opera House Lower Level Café. (Reception tickets sold separately).
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