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San Francisco Opera

Overview
Works: 393 works in 769 publications in 6 languages and 8,550 library holdings
Genres: Operas  Drama  Televised performances  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Live sound recordings  Opera television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Other, Production personnel, Conductor, Host, Instrumentalist, orc
Classifications: AE5, 782.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by San Francisco Opera
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Closely follows the biblical tale of the struggle between the Hebrews and the Philistines and the downfall of Samson in the hands of the temptress Dalila"--Container
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A streetcar named Desire : an opera in three acts by André Previn( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and German and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blanche Dubois visits her sister and her husband Stanley, and he immediately dislikes her. Friction builds between the two of them when they are left in the apartment together
Capriccio : a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in German and English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rival suiters, one a poet the other a composer vie for the love of a beautiful woman who must decide which one she loves
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
André Previn : the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Palmer's 90 min. documentary, filmed around the world, follows Previn's exciting life from Berlin refugee to multi-Oscar-winning film score composer, renowned jazz pianist and chief conductor of both the London Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras. Previn's remarkable career reached a climax with the premiere of his first opera, 'A streetcar named desire' based on Tennessee Williams' stage play
L'africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vasco da Gama returns to Portugal to mount a new expedition in search of passage beyond Africa. What ensues is a tale of unrequited love, jealousy and hatred that takes place on an island off the coast of Africa
Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes place on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina. Although old and ugly, Alcina has the magical power to make herself appear beautiful, and to bewitch courtiers who set foot in her realm. She has tried to make her power eternal by gaining possession of the invincible guard Arontes"--Container
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Herman Melville's epic tale of a fierce, obsessive whaling-boat captain who descends into madness and puts his crew in mortal danger is brought to the stage in this thrilling production from San Francisco Opera"--Container
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

in Italian and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta--Adapted from the container
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Gershwin melded classical idioms, jazz, blues and spirituals in this quintessentially American masterpiece about a crippled beggar, the headstrong woman he loves, and the community that sustains them both
Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace( Recording )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the creation of Peter Sellars' and John Adams' 2005 opera about Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project, while also exploring the complex birth of nuclear weapons
Show boat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enduring love story set against the back drop of racial prejudice
L'Africaine : an opera in three acts by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shipwrecked on the African coast, de Gama returns to Portugal with two captives and falls in love with one of them, a beautiful East Indian queen. However, the relationship is threatened by the re-emergence of de Gama's former love, when a new expedition launched by the explorer's rival is shipwrecked
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Turandot
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TurandotA streetcar named Desire : an opera in three actsOrlando FuriosoL'Africaine : an opera in three acts
Alternative Names
Oper San Francisco, Calif

Opera

Ópera de San Francisco

Ópera de São Francisco

Opera House

Opera House San Francisco, Calif

Opera San Francisco, Calif

Orchestra of the San Francisco Opera.

Orchestra of the San Francisco State Opera.

San Francisco.

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera Association.

San Francisco Opera House

Sanfrancisko opera

SFO

The San Francisco Opera.

War Memorial Opera House

War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, Calif

Опера Сан-Франциско

האופרה של סן פרנסיסקו

اپرای سان فرانسیسکو

샌프란시스코 오페라단

サンフランシスコ・オペラ

三藩市歌劇院

Languages
English (97)

Italian (83)

French (47)

German (16)

Latin (1)

Spanish (1)