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Merola Opera Program 2013 Events
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Merola Goes to the Movies
See great operas captured on film
Various dates (check below)
All screenings start at 1 pm
Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Library Main Branch
100 Larkin St - San Francisco, CA 94102
Admission is free - First come, first served seating begins at 12:30 pm
The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch are teaming up to show you some of the best operas captured on film. Merola Goes to the Movies showcases classic operas and performances, featuring some of the world’s greatest opera stars. Each film is preceded with a talk by a Merola opera representative, who will give you an insider’s look at the opera and interesting facts about the making of the film.
Saturday, January 11th
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
Starring: The Marx Brothers, Margaret Dumont, Kitty Carlisle
Directed by Sam Wood Black and White; Not Rated; 93 minutes; 1935.
What happens when the Marx Brothers go to the opera? A comedy film classic! There are plenty of high-jinxs and high C's as Groucho and the boys enter high society as they try to secure a major Italian singer for the New York Opera Company. This classic features selections from Il Trovatore and Pagliacci.
Saturday, March 29th
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Starring: Josef Köstlinger, Irma Urrila, Håkan Hagegård, Birgit Nordin
Directed by Ingmar Bergman, Not Rated, 135 minutes; 1975
Ingmar Bergman puts his indelible stamp on Mozart’s exquisite opera in this sublime rendering of one of the composer’s best-loved works: a celebration of love, forgiveness, and the brotherhood of man. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Saturday, May 24th
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Starring: Kevin Kline, Linda Ronstadt, Rex Smith, Angela Lansbury
Directed by Wilford Leach, Rated G, 112 minutes; 1983
Straight from its Tony-winning Broadway run is the 1983 film adaption of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta about a band of swashbuckling and tenderhearted pirates who set out on a course of high seas hijinks. Performed in English.
For questions, please email Dan Meagher at DMeagher @ SFOpera.com.
Merola Opera Program 2014 Events
Merola Opera Program 2014 Summer Festival
Tickets on sale to Merola members in April - To the general public in May
A Streetcar Named Desire
Location to be announced
July 10, 7:30 pm
July 12, 2 pm
By André Previn
Libretto by Philip Littell
Based on the play by Tennessee Williams
In English with projected English texts
Schwabacher Summer Concert
July 17, 7:30 pm | Location to be announced
July 19, 2 pm Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
July 31, 7:30 pm
August 2, 2 pm
Location to be announced
By W.A. Mozart
Llibretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte
In Italian with English supertitles