Q & A: Merola Opera Program Leadership on How Cultivating Awareness Makes Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” an Urgent Story Visible Today

Photo Credit: Kristen Loken Merola Opera Program presents Benjamin Britten’s “The Rape of Lucretia” on July 13th and 15th at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, with director Jan Essinger, conductor Judith Yan, and a creative team including intimacy coordinator Maya Herbsman. Merola will also host a special conversational forum, post-performance on Saturday, July 15th with the creative team and {…}

San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program Announce 2022 Schwabacher Recital Series

The San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program have announced the Schwabacher Recital Series. Kicking things off will be a showcase featuring mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz and pianist Erica Xiaoyan Guo as they perform works by such composers as Barbara Strozzi, Rossini, Alma Mahler, Lang, Schubert, and Ranchera pieces inspired by Chavela Vargas. They will be joined by guitarist Tatiana {…}