Merola Opera Program to Perform ‘Metamorphosis: Recovery, Renewal, and Rebirth’

By Francisco Salazar

The San Francisco Merola Opera Program is set to open its 2023 Summer Festival with “Metamorphosis: Recovery, Renewal, and Rebirth.”

The uplifting vocal and piano recital will feature a rich array of songs that explore the many facets of transformation. The program will feature songs from Alma Mahler, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Robert Owens, Florence Price, and many other notable composers.

Merola’s Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson will join forces with Nicholas Phan, who worked with Merola in 2021 on its What the Heart Desires recital, to curate the diverse musical offerings.

The concert will be performed on June 29 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall.