Past Seasons

Sep 18, 23, 27, Oct 2, 5, 2022

Antony & Cleopatra, John Adams

San Francisco Opera's 100th Season begins with John Adams' thrilling new opera, commissioned for the Company's centennial and conducted by Music Director Eun Sun Kim.

The San Francisco Opera at the War Memorial Opera House
San Francisco, CA
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Sunday, Dec 4, 2022

4pm

Roberto Devereux

The last of Donizetti’s four operas based in the Tudor period, ROBERTO DEVEREUX focuses on the Earl of Essex during his service to Queen Elizabeth. Roberto returns to England from Ireland to face charges of high treason, and as he does, he must navigate a love triangle between himself, the Duchess of Nottingham, and the Queen — or face certain death.

Washington Concert Opera, Lisner Auditorim
Washington, DC
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Feb 7

Handel’s Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre (Bradamante)
Paris, France
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Feb 9

Handel's Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre (Bradamante)
Opéra National de Bordeaux
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Handel’s Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre (Bradamante)
Hamburg, Germany
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Feb 15

Handel’s Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

Auditorio Nacional de Música
Madrid, Spain
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Feb 17

Handel’s Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

El Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona, Spain
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Feb 19

Handel’s Alcina

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre perform Handel’s Alcina, with a world-class cast.

Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia
Valencia, Spain
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Apr 29, May 2, 5, 7 2023

Das Rheingold

Desire for a coveted ring begins a mammoth adventure to Valhalla. Gods, dwarves, giants, river nymphs, and dragons scheme and dream of power in Das Rheingold, the influential masterpiece by Richard Wagner that echoes in our popular culture today.

The Atlanta Opera at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Atlanta, GA
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Jun 3, 2023

The Death of Klinghoffer

The Death of Klinghoffer is based on the true story of the 1985 PLO hijacking of the passenger ship Achille Lauro in which disabled Jewish-American passenger Leon Klinghoffer was shot and thrown into the sea, wheelchair and all.

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Amsterdam, NL
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July 1, 2023

Beethoven's Ode to Joy

An Ode to Joy. An anthem for humanity. Experience one of history’s most powerful and inspiring artistic works. A masterpiece whose staggering influence is felt across cultures everywhere, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony culminates with the famous Ode to Joy, a rallying cry for hope, humanity, and universal fellowship.

Cleveland Orchestra - Blossom Festival
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
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July 15, 2023

Meyerbeer's Le Prophète

This is a true story: during the French Wars of Religion, a charismatic innkeeper manipulated by a religious sect finds himself crowned Emperor of Germany and placed at the head of a puppet kingdom of depraved fanatics, before being killed. Add to this a bride who is a real fighter, and the most formidable mother figure ever shown on an operatic stage. Le Prophète is the quintessential grand opera, a spectacular large-scale genre that made the Paris Opera the leading stage in Europe, and Meyerbeer a composer admired and envied by the greatest. This visionary historical drama, with its unique theatrical and vocal power and musical inventiveness, succeeds like no other in capturing the spirit of its time – which is very similar to our own. For the occasion, the best singers – John Osborn, Elizabeth DeShong and Mané Galoyan – and exceptional orchestral and vocal forces will perform under the expert baton of Sir Mark Elder.

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France
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October 28 and 30

November 2, 4, 6, and 8

John Adams' Antony and Cleopatra

This two-act opera, commissioned for the centennial of the San Francisco Opera, is a co-commission and co-production with the Gran Teatre del Liceu and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. With a libretto adapted by the composer himself from Shakespeare’s tragedy, composer John Adams, director Elkhanah Pulitzer and playwright Lucia Scheckner combine the mythic image of antiquity with the glamour of 1930s Hollywood.  

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Barcelona, Spain
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February 8, 2024

Handel's Alcina

Les Musiciens du Louvre present Handel's Alcina in concert at the Teatro alla Scala. Marc Minkowski, conductor.

Teatro alla Scala
Milan, Italy
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March 22 and 24, 2024

Mozart's Requiem

Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to experience Mozart’s Requiem. Legend has it that Mozart believed he was writing the Requiem for his own funeral. Other composers completed it after his death, but — miraculously — this is not only a totally unified work musically, but one of the greatest choral pieces ever written. It offers a sublime beauty and dignity that leaves audiences profoundly moved and memorably uplifted. Under Music Director Enrique Mazzola, these concerts present a unique opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and will also feature additional Mozart repertoire.

Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago, IL
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Jan 11 - May 11, 2024

Puccini's Madama Butterfly

Three extraordinary sopranos—Aleksandra Kurzak, Eleonora Buratto, and Asmik Grigorian (in her highly anticipated Met debut)—tackle the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenors Matthew Polenzani and Jonathan Tetelman co-star as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Mezzo-sopranos Elizabeth DeShong and Eve Gigliotti share the role of the steadfast maid Suzuki, and baritone Davide Luciano and Lucas Meachem are the American consul Sharpless. Acclaimed maestro Xian Zhang makes her Met debut conducting Anthony Minghella’s vivid production.

The Metropolitan Opera
New York City, NY
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May 19 & 21, 2024

Minato Mirai Hall (Yokohama)/ Suntory Hall (Toyko)

Mahler: Symphony No. 3

MAHLER: Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Conductor - JURAJ VALČUHA

Mezzo-soprano - ELIZABETH DESHONG

Women's Choir - Kunitachi College of Music

Children's Choir - The Little Singers of Tokyo

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Previous Seasons

2018-2019
Feburary 19 - March 17, 2018
The Metropolitan Opera

Semiramide (Arsace) at The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor: Maurizio Benini

March 22, 23, and 24, 2018
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Schubert: Mass in E-Flat Major and
Raimi: Three Lisel Mueller Settings (World Premiere) with the CSO
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

May 19 - July 18, 2018
Glyndebourne Festival

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at Glyndebourne Festival
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber

August 8, 2018
Dzintari Concert Hall

Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’ (soloist) with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia
Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano

August 10, 2018
BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall

Bernstein: Symphony No. 1 ‘Jeremiah’ (soloist) with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia
Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano

August 15, 2018
Edinburgh International Festival

Hänsel und Gretel (Hänsel) with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

September 28, 2018
Vocal Arts DC - Terrace Theater

Recital with Mark Markham, piano

October 21, 2018
North Carolina Opera

Norma (Adalgisa) in concert at Meymandi Concert Hall
Conductor: Antony Walker

November 2, 3, & 4, 2018
Romaeuropa Festival

Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary (Martha)
with the Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia and Choir
Conductor: John Adams

November 8 - 10, 2018
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Sibelius: The Tempest (Ariel) with Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor: Susanna Mälkki

November 25 & 26, 2018
Music of the Baroque

Bach: Christmas Oratorio with Music of the Baroque
Conductor: Jane Glover

December 14 & 15, 2018
San Francisco Symphony

Handel: Messiah with San Francisco Symphony
Conductor: Jane Glover

December 21 - 23, 2018
Houston Symphony

Handel: Messiah with Houston Symphony
Conductor: Jane Glover

January 24 & 25, 2019
Philadelphia Orchestra

Rossini: Stabat Mater with Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

March 2 - 24, 2019
LA Opera

Rossini: Stabat Mater with Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

April 3 - 16, 2019
The English Concert

La clemenza di Tito (Sesto) at LA Opera
Conductor: James Conlon


Semele (Juno/Ino) with The English Concert
Performances in France, the UK, and the US.
Conductor: Harry Bicket

May 17 - 19, 2019
Minnesota Orchestra

Verdi: Requiem with Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Gardner

June 28, 2019
Oregon Bach Festival

Mozart: Requiem with Oregon Bach Festival
Conductor: Jane Glover

October 11 - November 22, 2019
The Metropolitan Opera

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi

2016 - 2017
Jan 23 - Feb 12, 2016
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Nabucco (Fenena) at Lyric Opera of Chicago

March 9 & 12, 2016
Opéra National de Bordeaux

Semiramide (Arsace) at Opéra National de Bordeaux
Condutor: Paolo Olmi

April 29, May 1(m), 3, 5, 7, 11 & 14(m), 2016
Canadian Opera Company

Maometto II (Calbo) at Canadian Opera Company

May 20, 2016
Cincinnati May Festival

Mozart: Mass in c minor with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus; Conductor: James Conlon

May 27, 2016
Cincinnati May Festival

Dvořák: Stabat Mater with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus; Conductor: James Conlon

Aug 11 - 28, 2016
Glyndebourne Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) at Glyndebourne Festival
Conductor: Kazushi Ono

Nov 18, 19, & 20(m), 2016
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Marin Alsop

Dec 2 - 3, 2016
Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Verdi: Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto

Jan 28, Feb 1 - 24, 2017
Lyric Opera of Chicago

Norma (Adalgisa) at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Conductor: Riccardo Frizza

March 20 - April 25, 2017
The Royal Opera

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at The Royal Opera
Conductor: Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna

May 6, 9, & 12, 2017
Bayerische Staatsoper

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at Bayerische Staatsoper
Conductor: Daniele Callegari

May 20, 21(m), & 22, 2017
Oregon Symphony

Mahler: Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” with the Oregon Symphony
Conductor: Carlos Kalmar

September 16 & 17, 2017
Music of the Baroque

Mendelssohn: Elijah with Music of the Baroque
Conductor: Jane Glover

November 4 - 19, 2017
Washington National Opera

Alcina (Ruggiero) at Washington National Opera
Conductor: Jane Glover

2014 - 2015
January 16, 20, 24, 28, February 1 & 7, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera

Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at
The Metropolitan Opera

February 26, March 1, 5, 8 (m), 12, 15 & 20, 2014
The Metropolitan Opera

The Enchanted Island (Hermia) at the Metropolitan Opera

April 4, 2014
Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien

Bernstein Symphonie Nr. 1 "Jeremiah" with the Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien
Conductor: Marin Alsop

April 12, 2014
Akron Symphony

Rossini Stabat Mater with the Akron Symphony

May 1, 2, 3 & 4, 2014
The Cleveland Orchestra

Mozart Requiem with David Robertson and The Cleveland Orchestra

May 10, 2014
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra  at Carnegie Hall

Mozart Requiem with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Manfred Honeck

June 15 (m), 18, 21, 24, 27, July 3, 6 & 9, 2014
San Francisco Opera

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at San Francisco Opera

Oct 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 & 31, 2014
Canadian Opera Company

Madama Butterfly (Suzuki) at Canadian Opera Company

Nov 6, 2014
Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall

Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Carnegie Hall
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Nov 20, 22, 23(m), 2014
Houston Symphony

Mozart Requiem with Houston Symphony
Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada


Dec 6, 10, 14, 2014
Wiener Staatsoper

Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Angenlina) at the Wiener Staatsoper


Feb 28, March 8(m), 11, 14, 19 & 22, 2015
Los Angeles Opera

Barber of Seville (Rosina) at LA Opera

April 3, 2015
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

Elgar: The Kingdom with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Conductor: Edward Gardner

April 16, 17, 18 & 19(m), 2015
Dallas Symphony

Mozart: Requiem with the Dallas Symphony
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden

April 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Elgar: The Kingdom with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic
Conductor: Edo de Waart

May 22 & 23, 2015
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

Verdi: Requiem with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Carlos Miguel Prieto

July 4, 7, 10, 12, 16, 18 & 20, 2015
Aix-en-Provence Festival

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia) at Aix-en-Provence Festival

September 11, 2015
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park experts from La Cenerentola
with Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra; Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

Nov 5, 9, 14, 17, 21(m), 24, 28 & Dec 3, 2015
The Metropolitan Opera

Lulu (Dresser, Schoolboy, Groom) at The Metropolitan Opera

Dec 5 & 6, 2015
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra

Handel: Messiah with Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra & UMS Choral Union
Conductor: Scott Hanoian

Dec 15, 16, 18, 19 & 20(m), 2015
Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Handel: Messiah with Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis

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