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San Francisco Opera

Works: 321 works in 628 publications in 5 languages and 8,420 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Musical films  Nonfiction films  Operas  Opera television programs 
Roles: Performer, Producer, Production personnel, Conductor, Instrumentalist, 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 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hérodiade: Opéra en quatre actes. Livret: Paul Milliet et Georges Hartmann
Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the San Francisco Opera's production of Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turandot's eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty, combined with the opulent beauty of Puccini's music, make the composer's final masterpiece one of the best-loved works in the operatic repertoire."--Container
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 334 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 )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in Italian and German and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdi's opera set in ancient Egypt, and originally written to commemorate the opening of the Suez Canal, tells the story of the love between the Ethiopian slave girl, Aida, and the Egyptian soldier, Radames, and of the jealousy of Amneris, the daughter of the Egyptian king
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puccini's bittersweet tale of high-spirited bohemians and the doomed love between Rodolfo, the idealistic poet and Mimi, the consumptive flower-maker
Capriccio : a conversation piece for music in one act by Richard Strauss( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 280 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 264 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
Highlights from Hérodiade by Jules Massenet( )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action of the opera takes place on the enchanted island of the sorceress Alcina, where the cast of characters has been brought by fate
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 241 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
Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

5 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 184 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
Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 182 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of seduction, betrayal of love and religion and the vengence of man and God
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 164 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
Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 148 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 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

André Previn : the kindness of strangers by André Previn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 102 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
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

샌프란시스코 오페라단


English (102)

Italian (75)

French (44)

German (18)

Latin (1)

A Streetcar Named DesireOrlando FuriosoSamson and Delilah