Simon O’Neill Headlines San Francisco Opera’s ‘Lohengrin’

By Francisco Salazar

The San Francisco Opera is set to present Wagner’s “Lohengrin” in director David Alden’s production.

The opera will be presented from Oct. 15 to Nov. 1 and will be conducted by Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim conducts.

The cast will include tenor Simon O’Neill, soprano Julie Adams, baritone Brian Mulligan, bass Kristinn Sigmundsson, and, mezzo-soprano Judit Kutasi.

The new production by Alden, which was first presented at the Royal Opera House updates the work’s setting from medieval Germany to a mid-twentieth-century European state at war.

The San Francisco Opera will offer a livestream on Oct. 21  and will be available to watch on demand for 48 hours beginning on Sunday, October 22 at 10 a.m.