San Francisco Opera 2023-24 Season to Star Aleksandra Kurzak, Angel Blue, Jamez McCorkle, Julie Fuchs, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

By David Salazar

San Francisco Opera has announced its 2023-24 season, the 101st in the company’s history.

The season will open with an Opera Ball featuring Roberto Alagna and Aleksandra Kurzak. Eun Sun Kim conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias and duets.

Performance Date: Sept. 8, 2023

Next up is “Il Trovatore” starring Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Angel Blue, Anita Rachvelishvilli, and George Petean. Eun Sun Kim conducts the production by Sir David McVicar.

Performance Date: Sept. 12 – Oct. 1, 2023

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs” makes it Bay Area premiere in a production directed by Kevin Newbury and conducted by Michael Christie. The Mason Bates / Mark Campbell opera stars Sasha Cooke, John Moore, Wei Wu, and Bille Bruley.

Performance Date: Sept. 22 – Oct. 7, 2023

That will be followed up by David Alden’s production of “Lohengrin.” Eun Sun Kim conducts a cast starring Simon O’Neill, Julie Adams, Judit Kutasi, Brian Mulligan, and Kristinn Sigmundsson.

Performance Date: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1, 2023

Omar” makes its Bay Area premiere in a production directed by Kaneza Schall. Jamez McCorkle stars in the title role of the Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels work. He is joined by Taylor Raven, Brittany Renee, Daniel Okulitch, and Barry Banks. John Kennedy conducts.

Performance Date: Nov. 5 -21, 2023 

Closing out San Francisco Opera’s fall season will be a new production of “L’Elisir d’Amore” starring Pene Pati, Slávka Zámecniková, David Bizic, Jonah Hoskins, and Renato Girolami. Ramón Tebar makes his company debut in the production directed by Robert Innes Hopkins.

Performance Date: Nov. 19-Dec. 9, 2023

Opening the Spring / Summer 2024 season will be “The Magic Flute” in Barrie Kosky’s staging. Eun Sun Kim conducts a cast starring Amitai Pati, Christina Gansch, Lauri Vasar, and Kwangchul Youn. 

Performance Date: May 30 – June 30, 2024

Kaija Saariaho and Sofi Oksanen’s “Innocence” gets its American premiere with Clément Mao-Takacs conducting a cast starring Ruxandra Donose, Claire Sévigné, Rod Gilfry, Miles Mykkanen, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Lucy Shelton, and Vilma Jää.

Performance Date: June 1-21, 2024

Closing out the season will be “Partenope” in a production by Christopher Alden. Christopher Moulds conducts a cast starring Julie Fuchs, Daniela Mack, Alek Shrader, Hadleigh Adams, Nicholas Tamagna, and Carlo Vistoli.

Performance Date: June 15-28, 2024