October 2013 San Francisco Opera programs

October 2013 San Francisco Opera programs

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Sasha Cooke as Mary Magdalene.


The world premier of Mark Adamo's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is presented on October 19th. 

Mary Magdalene is placed at the center of the story in this world premiere by Mark Adamo, a "brilliant theater composer" (The New Yorker) whose Little Women is the most frequently performed new opera of the past 20 years. Kevin Newbury, lauded for his "imagination and emotional nuance" (The New York Times), directs a resplendent cast that includes Sasha Cooke, William Burden and Maria Kanyova. Nathan Gunn, who possesses "a voice of stunning authority" (The New York Times), sings the role of Yeshua. Michael Christie, in his San Francisco Opera debut, conducts. Read more about this at http://sfopera.com/Season-Tickets/2012-2013-Season/The-Gospel-of-Mary-Magdalene.aspx

10/5      Mozart:  Cosi fan Tutte (in Italian)


Fiordiligi            Ellie Dehn

Dorabella          Christel Lötzsch

Despina            Heidi Stober

Ferrando           Francesco Demuro

Guglielmo         Philippe Sly

Don Alfonso      Marco Vinco

10/12    Offenbach:  The Tales of Hoffmann (in French)


Hoffmann          Matthew Polenzani

Olympia            Hye Jung Lee

Antonia             Natalie Dessay

Giulietta            Irene Roberts

Stella                Jennifer Cherest

Nicklausse        Alice Coote

10/19    Mark Adamo:  The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (in English)


Mary Magdalene            Sasha Cooke

Miriam                          Maria Kanyova

Peter                            William Burden

Yeshua                         Nathan Gunn

10/26    Verdi:  Luisa Miller (In Italian)


Laura                Gwendolyn Jones

Miller                Louis Quilico

Luisa                Katia Ricciarelli

Rodolfo             Luciano Pavarotti

Wurm               Dieter Weller

Count               Walter Giorgio Tozzi

Federica           Huguette Tourangeau

A Peasant         Joseph Frank