German & Austrian Works Featured in San Francisco Opera’s Fourth Installment of ‘Streaming the First Century’

By Logan Martell

San Francisco Opera is set to continue their centennial celebration with the fourth installment of their “Streaming the First Century” platform.

This edition features a number of German and Austrian composers, including Strauss’ “Salome” and “Elektra,” Korngold’s “Die tote Stadt,” excerpts from Wagner’s “Die Walkure,” Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” and Beethoven’s “Fildelio.” Each session explores SFO’s repertoire over the last 100 years, offering historic performance recordings, interviews, and contemporary conversations.

Introductions are provided by a panel of contemporary figures, along with original program articles and archival photographs to shed further light into the company’s history.

These works are presented as the company prepares for their June 2023 production of “Die Frau ohne Schatten,” which saw its company debut in 1959. Previous sessions are available to stream, featuring Russian and Slavic, French, and Italian works, respectively.