San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera

Sat, 08/29/2015 - 1:00pm

Pictured: War Memorial Opera House

As part of Classical 91.5's year-round opera presentation, WXXI brings listeners 10 operas from the San Francisco Opera, as performed at the War Memorial Opera House. Tune into Classical 91.5 Saturdays at 1 p.m. beginning August 29, 2015.

Since its beginning in 1911, the San Francisco Symphony has been known for innovative programs that offer a spectrum of traditional repertory and new music.  Since 1923, San Francisco Opera has presented the United States debut performances of numerous artists and remains a leader among international opera companies nine decades after its founding.  This season features the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women (La Ciociara) and Hector Berlioz’ saga Les Troyens (The Trojans).  Both productions feature Italian soprano Anna Caterina Anton`acci, who garnered outstanding reviews for her rare United States performances.