I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phony one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,
And made to sound all soft and sappy
just to keep the children happy. -Roald Dahl
Rossini’s La Cenerentola is perhaps the most famous operatic version of the Cinderella story, and it is like no other interpretation. This opera has no fairy godmother, no pumpkin that turns into a carriage, and no glass slipper. However, unlike most other operas, it has a happy ending. The toe-tapping tunes, colorful characters, and comedic love story are sure to brighten your winter.
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 8pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 8 pm
Special Children's Matinee:
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2 pm
California Conservatory Theater, 999 E 14th St. (at Bristol Blvd.), San Leandro 94577
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Cast Daniel Cameron. Andrew Chung. Ken Keel. Jamie McDonald. Jonathan Smucker. Jessica Winn. Krista Wigle. Nikola Printz. Angela Jarosz. Jamie McDonald. Spencer Dodd. Elayne Juten. Alex Tarczynski. Joachim Luis.
Michael Mohammed - Director
Michael Anthony Schuler - Conductor
Sarah Young -Assistant Director
Ben Malkevitch - Assistant Conductor
The Balcony Level Supporter Membership Program 2013
Opera on Tap San Francisco is excited to unveil its new membership program – The Balcony Level Supporter!
As our organization undertakes original and progressive ways to make opera accessible and entertaining, we need your financial support. With your help, we will continue to offer and expand our innovative and professional performances free of charge or at low-cost to a wide Bay Area audience.As you know, we are re-inventing operatic performance by inserting it into the grass-roots cultural scene, following the example of rock bands and comedians. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours backstage party, singing some of opera's best and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. This Spring, we embark on our most ambitious project to date, collaborating with a graphic artist to set Mozart’s classic Le Nozze di Figaro into the world of comics: a comic opera, literally. Our first full production needs your help to bring our vision to fruition.
For a yearly donation of $250.00, you will receive the following thank you items:
To become a Balcony Level Supporter Member, please email Indre Viskontas at email@example.com. She will respond to your email with guidance. Within a week after your donation is made, you will receive a membership packet. Please note that you can break your payments into 2, 3, or 4 separate payments over the year.
Your financial support make sure Opera on Tap San Francisco can continue putting on world class performances by providing stipends for the singers and musicians, costumes for the performances, and instruments.
Opera on Tap is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make opera as ubiquitous and accessible as pop music. Following the example of rock bands and comedians, we bring opera to neighborhood music venues and give our audience the context and background of each piece. Local singers let their hair down and bring you into what feels like an after hours back stage party, singing some of opera's best known and little known pieces in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
We have a monthly residency at Cafe Royale, one of San Francisco's emerging performance hotspots. We partner with local chamber music groups and create evenings filled with laughter, warmth and most importantly, great music.
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What people are saying:
This event was a rare and exceptional pleasure into what will hopefully become a more increasingly common venue! It reminded me of the good old days in North Beach, forty years ago, when one could have a good Italian meal while listening to live opera singers, but without the surrounding smoking! The singers were all young, gorgeous, and enchanting to hear! This is an event to not miss next time. ~Ruth
Very nice venue, with beautiful voices. The harpsichord, cello and flute gave wonderful accompaniment and set the tone for the individual sets. ~Bob W.
Scintillating and fun! Can't wait for the next Opera on Tap. ~Steve H.
Great venue, wonderful singing. ~ Dr. Eric
A wonderful experience - intimate, lively, fun and full of amazing talent. ~Jessica
This was so well produced that I can not wait to go to the next one. Bravo!!! ~Robert F.
This event was amazing! I enjoyed the music. The performances was spectacular. I am so looking forward to the next "Opera on Tap". BRAVO! ~Maura V.
Don't know how they do it, but these fresh young classical singers just keeps getting better and better every performance! I loved the addition of the Baroque instruments too and hope these musicians will also be returning again! ~Ruth
Saturday November 16th, 2013
Opera on Tap goes to Fremont!
CandleLight Art Studio
37217 Fremont Blvd
Fremont, CA 94536
Opera on Tap presents an intimate evening of arias and ensembles at the CandleLight Art Studio in Fremont, to help us build our audience in the Easy Bay as we prepare our full production of Rossini's La Cenerentola in collaboration with Curtain Call Perfoming Arts in December.