San Francisco Opera Center Presents the 2012 Schwabacher Debut Recitals

Thirtieth season features performances by tenor Daniel Curran and bass Adam Lau with pianist Robert Mollicone on April 22 and soprano Nadine Sierra with pianist Tamara Sanikidze on April 29

San Francisco Opera Center presents the 30th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals on April 22 and 29, 2012 at Temple Emanu-El’s Martin Meyer Sanctuary (Two Lake Street, at Arguello, in San Francisco). The annual Schwabacher Recital Series presents recitals by artists who have participated in the programs of the San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program and offers Bay Area audiences the unique opportunity to hear gifted young singers in an intimate setting.

The 2012 series begins on Sunday, April 22, with Merola Opera Program alumni tenor Daniel Curran and bass Adam Lau singing a program of works by Bolcom, Duke, Duparc, Loewe, Tosti and Rachmaninoff. Curran and Lau will be accompanied by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Robert Mollicone. The series continues on Sunday, April 29 withSan Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Nadine Sierra singing a program of works by Bernstein, Grieg, Rachmaninoff and Villa-Lobos. Sierra will be accompanied by former Adler Fellow and pianist Tamara Sanikidze.

The Schwabacher Debut Recitals have been endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of the late James Schwabacher. A celebrated Bay Area singer, recitalist, scholar and teacher, James Schwabacher was a co-founder of the Merola Opera Program. The Schwabacher Debut Recitals have introduced the artistry of world-renowned opera singers, including Susan Graham, Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt, Brian Asawa and Thomas Hampson. The recitals provide an opportunity to hear a wealth of song literature ranging from Baroque masterpieces and Romantic-era classics to newly commissioned works.

Tickets & Information 

All performances take place at Temple Emanu-El’s Martin Meyer Sanctuary (Two Lake Street, at Arguello, in San Francisco). Single tickets for the Schwabacher Debut Recitals are $25; a two-recital subscription is $50. Tickets may be purchased by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office (Mon. 10 am-5 pm, Tues.-Fri. 10 am-6 pm) at (415) 864-3330. Student Rush tickets are available for $15 at Temple Emanu-El 30 minutes prior to each recital (limit of two tickets per person; valid ID is required), subject to availability. Casting, programs, schedules and ticket prices are subject to change.

Source: San Francisco Opera

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