San Francisco Opera to Showcase ‘Rise Up and Resist: A Commemorative Concert’

By David Salazar

San Francisco Opera is set to present “Rise Up and Resist: A Commemorative Concert” on April 28, 2023 at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater.

Per an official press statement issued by San Francisco Opera, the showcase, “will span solemn musical remembrance; outlawed music performed in the Warsaw Ghetto in defiance of the Nazi regime; music performed by the Jewish Symphony Orchestra in the Ghetto; folk music celebrating Jewish, Polish-Jewish and Polish cultural heritage; and popular cabaret songs and uplifting music of the time.”

It will include music by Weinberg, Szymanowski, Chopin, Beethoven, and numerous other works.

Soloists include soprano Arianna Rodriguez, Mikayla Sager and Olivia Smith; mezzo-sopranos Gabrielle Beteag and Nikola Printz; tenor Moisés Salazar; and bass-baritone Jongwon Han.

The concert will last approximately one hour with no intermission.