The San Francisco Opera: Simon Boccanegra

Sat, 08/15/2009 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (Simon Boccanegra)
Photo by Terrence McCarthy
The second largest opera company in North America presents ten operas this season, performed at The War Memorial Opera House. Among those ten operas are Verdi: Simon Boccanegra on 8/15 in Italian, Wallace: The Bonesetter’s Daughter on 8/22 in English, and Komgold’s Die Tote Stadt on 8/29 in German. The San Francisco Opera airs on Saturday, August 15 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5/HD91.5-1.
This season includes operas by Hvorostovsky, Stewart Wallace (with lyricist Amy Tan), Korngold, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi and Strauss. Other operas that are to broadcast this season are: Idomeno, Boris Godunov, The Elixir of Love, The Elixir of Love for Families, La Boheme, Three Decembers, and the Verdi Requiem.