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San Francisco Opera

Works: 304 works in 599 publications in 5 languages and 8,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Televised operas  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Conductor, orc
Classifications: PN1997, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by San Francisco Opera
Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 452 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
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A post-modern production of Arrigo Boito's treatment of the Faust legend, faithful to Goethe's original conception
L'Africaine by Giacomo Meyerbeer( Visual )

37 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 376 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
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 341 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
Dead man walking by Jake Heggie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and doomed love
Capriccio a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in German and English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent recording of a ballet performed to music by Felix Mendelssohn. Followed by a fragment (ca. 1 min.) of Richard Englund's ballet Courtly dances for today
Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vivaldi's opera takes place on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina. Although old and ugly, Alcina has the magical power to maker 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
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 243 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
Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grieving musician of Greek myth follows his beloved wife to the depths of Hades in an attempt to bring her back from the dead
Wonders are many the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 149 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 with declassified footage of nuclear testing
Harvey Milk by Stewart Wallace( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 139 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
André Previn the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 132 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
Sing faster( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth, behind the scenes look at the work of stage designers and stage crew as they prepare for a performance of Richard Wagner's operas, the Ring Cycle. Beginning a month before the production it shows the stage preparation, set design, grips, lighting, sound, props and the preparation of scenery and special effects. Concludes by following the crew as manipulate their creations during the performance and perform carefully choreographed scene changes during the opera
Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in Italian and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Egyptian soldier falls in love with his Ethiopian captive
In the shadow of the stars the lives of singers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look behind the scenes at the San Francisco Opera Company. Profiles singers in the chorus who aspire to become soloists and stars
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Alternative Names

Oper San Francisco, Calif


Òpera 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

San Francisco Opera Orchestra

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

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English (112)

French (65)

Italian (61)

German (18)

Latin (1)

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