Isabel Leonard & Lawrence Brownlee Among Featured Singers at San Francisco Performances in 2017-18

Dawn Upshaw, Nicholas Phan, Isabel Leonard and Lawrence Brownlee will perform in San Francisco next season.

Some of the world’s greatest opera stars will appear at the San Francisco Performances in 2017-18 as part of the company’s vocal series.

First up on the slate is Isabel Leonard who is slated to pay tribute to Leonard Bernstein as part of his Centennial celebration. The performance takes place on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at the Herbst Theatre.

Three weeks later, on Oct. 26, Dawn Upshaw will be joined by Pianist Gil Kalish and So Percussion for a program of new works, including a Bay Area Premiere of a piece by American Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw. George Crumb’s “Winds of Destiny,” which is based on Civil War folk songs will also appear on the program.

Tenor Lawrence Brownlee will get his own night at the Herbst theater alongside pianist Myra Huang for a night featuring Schumann’s beloved “Dichterliebe” alongside the Bay Area premiere of a work by Tyshawn Sorey. That concert will be featured on March 31, 2018.

Closing out the series will be tenor Nicholas Phan and Huang for the music of Chausson, Hahn, and Debussy among others. That performance is slated for Thursday, April 12, 2018.


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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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