SF Opera’s Marin Opera Guild hosts its annual Champagne Gala this Sunday, August 7, 2011, at San Domenico Music Conservatory in San Anselmo
The Marin Chapter of the San Francisco Opera Guild is hosting its 29th Annual Champagne Gala this Sunday, August 7, 2011, at the San Domenico Music Conservatory in San Anselmo. The fundraiser will feature San Francisco Opera’s Adler Fellows, resident artists of the San Francisco Opera Company, performing songs from Grand Opera and Broadway Classics. Special guests Ellen Kerrigan and Baker Peeples will also sing. The proceeds will benefit the Guild’s Opera a la Carte music education program for Marin County schools and its Opera Previews, featuring renowned musicologists offering an in-depth look into the season’s operas. After the 2 p.m. performance, guests will be able to mingle with the artists and enjoy champagne and savory hors d’oeuvres in the conservatory’s idyllic setting.
Current San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows: Susannah Biller, soprano; Leah Crocetto, soprano; Sara Gartland, soprano; Nadine Sierra, soprano; Maya Lahyani, mezzo-soprano; Ryan Belongie, counter-tenor; Brian Jagde, tenor; Brian Jagde, tenor; Daniel Montenegro, tenor; Ao Li, baritone; Ryan Kuster, bass-baritone; David Hanlon, coach and accompanist; Tamara Sanikidze, coach and accompanist.
Opera Previews Sponsored by the Marin Chaper of the San Francisco Guild for the 2011-2012 Season:
|Mon Aug 29, 2011, 8 p.m.||Turandot: Giacomo Puccini||Dr. Timothy Flynn: Olivet College, Assistant Professor of Music, Music Program Director|
|Thurs Sept 8, 2011, 8 p.m.||Heart of a Soldier: Christopher Theofanidas Donna DiNovelli||Dr. Mitchell Morris: Professor of Musicology, UCLA|
|Mon Sept 19, 2011, 8 p.m.||Lucrezia Borgia: Gaetano Donizetti||Dr. Mary Ann Smart: Professor of Musicology, U.C. Berkeley|
|Mon Oct 10, 2011, 8 p.m.||Don Giovanni: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart||Dr. Simon Williams: Professor & Chair, Theatre & Dance Dept., U.C. Santa Barbara|
|Mon Oct 24, 2011, 8 p.m.||Serse (Xerxes): George Frideric Handel||Dr. Bruce Lamott: Director, Philharmonia Chorale|
|Thurs May 31, 2012, 8 p.m.||Nixon in China: John Adams||Dr. Stephen Hinton: Professor of Music, Stanford University|
|Mon June 4, 2012 8 p.m.||Attila: Guiseppe Verdi||Dr. Alexandra Amati-Camperi Dept Chair, Professor of Music, University of San Francisco|
All Opera Previews at held at Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael. Time: 8 PM lecture; 7:30 PM complimentary tea/coffee and refreshments. Admission: $10 per lecture or $60 for series. For information, contact Tenki Davis at 415. 457.1118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Details: Champagne Gala begins at 2 p.m. at the San Domenico Music Conservatory, 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo. Tickets are $50 and can purchased at the event. For further information, contact Anne Zucchi at 415.924.9352, email@example.com .