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San Francisco Opera

Works: 320 works in 652 publications in 6 languages and 8,525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Televised operas  Film adaptations  Filmed operas  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  Operas  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Legal films 
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 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 402 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 )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 392 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
Turandot by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in Italian and Spanish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eternal theme of transfigured love triumphant over barbaric cruelty
A Streetcar Named Desire by Elia Kazan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and French and held by 332 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 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in Italian and German and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zubin Mehta conducts Aida, Verdi's most spectacular and over-the-top opera, in a new production from the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Starring Marco Berti, Luciana D'Intino and Hui He. Verdi's Aida is one of the most popular operas of all time. It premiered at the Cairo Opera House on Christmas Eve, 1871, and was an immediate commercial success. The plot of Aida is filled with political intrigue, love, betrayal, passion, and vengeance, and has captivated audiences for generations. What piqued general curiosity about this new production of Aida was undoubtedly the operatic debut of Ferzan Ozpetek, a Turkish auteur who, after settling in Italy as a student, has become one of the most prominent directors of Italian cinema in the last decade, directing acclaimed films as "La finestra di fronte" (Facing Windows) and "Mine Vaganti" (Loose Cannons)
La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 296 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 )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 287 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 )

23 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 271 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 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando Furioso by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in Italian and English and held by 259 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
The merry widow by Franz Lehár( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and French and held by 244 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
Moby-Dick by Jake Heggie( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 197 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
Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck( Recording )

6 editions published in 1996 in French and English and held by 182 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
Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 172 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
Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of seduction, betrayal of love and religion and the vengence of man and God
Wonders are many : the making of Doctor Atomic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 146 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 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 121 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
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 teatro di San Francisco in California

San Francisco Opera theater in de Verenigde Staten

Sanfrancisko opera

The San Francisco Opera.

War Memorial Opera House

War Memorial Opera House San Francisco, Calif

Опера Сан-Франциско оперный театр в Калифорнии

האופרה של סן פרנסיסקו

اپرای سان فرانسیسکو

샌프란시스코 오페라단


English (110)

Italian (88)

French (74)

German (16)

Spanish (1)

Latin (1)

TurandotA Streetcar Named DesireOrlando FuriosoSamson and Delilah