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War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-3330
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Description

The Scene:

Dr. Bartolo’s house in Seville

The Story:

Count Almaviva loves the beautiful Rosina, who is kept a virtual prisoner in the house of her lecherous guardian Dr. Bartolo. Almaviva hires jack-of-all-trades Figaro to liberate her, which he does with an ingenious array of hilarious tricks and disguises. In this not-to-be missed production, even Dr. Bartolo’s house takes part in the action!

Cast:

Figaro: Nathan Gunn

Rosina: Allyson McHardy

Count Almaviva: John Osborn

Bartolo: Bruno de Simone

Don Basilio: Phillip Ens

Production:

Conductor: Maurizio Barbacini

Production: Johannes Schaaf

Stage Director: Roy Rallo

Set Designer: Hans Dieter Schaal

Costume Designer: Yan Tax

Lighting Designer: Robert Hill

Original Lighting Design: Paul Pyant

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Opera

A leader among international opera companies for nine decades, San Francisco Opera was founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola (1881–1953). Merola and his successor as general director, Kurt Herbert Adler, established a formidable institution heralded for its first-rate productions and roster of international opera stars. The landmark War Memorial Opera House has been the Company’s home since October 15, 1932.

After Adler’s tenure, the Company was led by Terence A. McEwen (1982–1988), Lotfi Mansouri (1988–2001), and Pamela Rosenberg (2001–2005). In January 2006 David Gockley became the Opera’s sixth general director after more than 30 years at the helm of Houston Grand Opera. That May, Gockley took opera to the center of the community with a free outdoor simulcast of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Subsequent simulcasts, including seven at AT&T Park, have collectively drawn nearly 200,000 opera fans. Created in 2007 the Koret-Taube Media Suite has enabled the Company to produce simulcasts and other projects including OperaVision (screens providing HD close-up shots for patrons in balcony seats), the Grand Opera Cinema Series in theaters and performing arts centers, an annual series of KQED telecasts, and releases of DVDs and Blu-Rays of recent performances. Regular San Francisco Opera radio broadcasts returned to national and international airwaves in 2007.

Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, one of the opera world’s most exciting conductors, has been music director since the fall of 2009.