From Feb. 21 through April 4, audiences will have the chance to listen to the next generation of opera stars in a four-part recital series presented by San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera Program.
Beginning the 2018 Schwabacher Recital Series are soprano Jana McIntyre and baritone Andrew G. Manea. Accompanied by pianist John Elam, they will be performing Hugo Wolf’s “Italienisches Liederbuch,” a selection of Italian folk poems translated into German.
The next recital, on March 7, will see soprano Felicia Moore, bass-baritone Christian Pursell, and pianist Cesar Canon performing “Die schone Magelone” by Johannes Brahms. This anthology draws upon the poems of Ludwig Tieck’s 1797 novella to tell the tale of a heroic French knight and his love for the Neapolitan Princess Magelone.
On March 21, soprano Toni Marie Palmertree and pianist Mark Morash will tackle a selection of works from Britten, Debussy, Charles Griffes, Mompou, John McCabe, and Obradors.
Finally, on April 4, pianist Kevin Murphy, also director of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute Program for Singers, will bring the series to a close with a quartet of 2018 San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, comprised of soprano Natalie Image, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, tenor Amitai Pati, and bass-baritone Christian Pursell.
Each recital of the series will be held at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater, located on the fourth floor of the Veterans Building in San Francisco.