August 5 at 7 PM

Mozart Onstage: The Drama of Love

Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte
Various operatic arias sung by four Adler Fellows from the San Francisco Opera
Semi-staged opera scenes from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni
Soloists: Toni Marie Palmertree, Amina Edris, Amitai Pati and Brad Walker

Named for Kurt Herbert Adler, San Francisco Opera’s legendary former general director, the Adler Fellowship Program is a multi-year performance-oriented residency for opera’s most promising young artists. Originally founded in 1977 as the San Francisco Affiliate Artists Opera Program, the Adler Fellowship is one of the world’s most prestigious programs for advanced training. The program offers intensive individual coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities to young singers and pianists. Adler Fellows, selected from artists participating in the Merola Opera Program, also gain valuable experience by performing supporting roles in San Francisco Opera’s mainstage productions.

Opera Scenes from Mozart operas, semi-staged:

Così fan tutte:  Act II love duet
Toni Marie Palmertree and Amitai Pati

Don Giovanni: Act I Quartet
Toni Marie Palmertree, Amina Edris, Amitai Pati and Brad Walker]

Don Giovanni: Act I Duet
Amina Edris and Brad Walker

The Marriage of Figaro: Act I Trio
Amina Edris, Amitai Pati and Brad Walker

The Marriage of Figaro: Opera opening scene
Amina Edris and Brad Walker

The Marriage of Figaro: Act IV duet
Toni Marie Palmertree and Amina Edri

In a concert devoted to the glory of the human voice, we experience the drama of human relationships. Beginning with songs of love – fresh, world-weary, full of joy or broken hearts – we then take a glimpse inside the operas with semi-staged scenes from Mozart’s work with his favorite librettist (and famous seducer) Lorenzo Da Ponte. This concert is filled with the complications and surprising situations that only love and opera can bring about, as these giants of creativity bring us some lessons in Amore.

Ron and Maureen Ashley dedicate this performance to their parents Anna and Grant Williams and Paul and Martha Ashley.

The Adler Fellows appearance is made possible, in part, by Wally and Estel Binder.

special guest artists

adler fellows

san francisco opera

aug 5
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Repertoire and Guest Artists subject to change.