San Francisco Opera Announces Complete Programs for Three Schwabacher Recital Series Concerts

By Francisco Salazar

The Schwabacher Recital Series, presented by San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program, will continue on April 6 and Wednesday, April 27 at San Francisco’s Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater.

The April 6 recital will feature American mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, a 2018–19 Adler Fellow and 2015/2017 Merola Opera Program participant alongside Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad.

Dixon and Barrad will perform an array of works, with particular emphasis on the French and Spanish repertoire. Featured composers include Joaquín Turina, Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn, Manuel de Falla and Carlos Guastavino.

The April 27 recital will feature soprano Elisa Sunshine, baritone Timothy Murray, bass Stefan Egerstrom and pianist Andrew King performing works by Jean Sibelius, Libby Larsen, Jonathan Dove, Cyril Scott, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Francis Poulenc.

The final Schwabacher recital will be held on July 28 with baritone Sidney Outlaw and pianist Warren Jones. The program will focus on works by Ricky Ian Gordon, Robert Owens, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Harry T. Burleigh, and the text of Langston Hughes.