OCT 14 | 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
ITALIAN OPERA IN SAN FRANCISCO: THEN & NOW
A one-day symposium at the Museo Italo Americano
San Francisco was an “opera town” from the very beginning and remains so to this day. San Francisco Opera partners with the Museo Italo Americano to present a historical seminar highlighting some fascinating aspects of our city’s love affair with opera and the Italians who made it all happen, plus offering some insiders’ views into San Francisco Opera’s first century.
Event presented by the Museo Italo Americano and Bravo Cultural Program in collaboration with the Leonardo Da Vinci Society and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.
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10:30 – 10:40 AM
Bianca Friundi, Curator, Museo Americano
10:40 – 11:15 AM
From Italy to California: Gaetano Merola’s Vision in San Francisco
Marina Romani, Lecturer, UC Berkeley
11:15 – 11:50 AM
Ernani by the Bay: How Verdi’s Fifth Opera Became San Francisco’s First Love
Kip Cranna, Dramaturg Emeritus, San Francisco Opera
11:50 AM – 12:25 PM
The Importance of Italian Diva Claudia Muzio
Jeff McMillan, Public Relations Director, San Francisco Opera
12:25 – 2:00 PM Lunch break and entertainment with Live Opera music
2:00 – 2:45 PM
Archives – Stories from the Past while also Capturing the Present
Barbara Rominski, Director of Archives, San Francisco Opera, and Lori Harrison, Propmaster, San Francisco Opera
2:45 – 3:30 PM
Marina Romani, Jeff McMillan, Barbara Rominski, Lori Harrison and Kip Cranna, Moderator
Adler Fellows in concert: “The Future Is Now” performance in Herbst Theatre. Photo by Kristen Loken. Courtesy of San Francisco Opera Archive.