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View from the orchestra pit
…and the uncommon instruments you can find in the pit tonight!

Featuring
@multipercussive on cimbalom
@kenzielangefeld on tuned gongs
with the @sfoperaorchestra

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Caesars throughout history…

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And here we go…

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🎬 LIVESTREAM “Antony & Cleopatra”

📅 Tomorrow, September 18
2:00 PM Pacific Time

🎞 A replay of this performance will be available for 48 hours beginning September 19 at 10 AM.

For more information, check out the link in the bio. See you there!

#cleopatrasf #livestream #classicalmusic #operasingersofinstagram #reelsoftheday #operalover #newopera #musicvideos #johnadams #livestreaming #ópera #operasingers @sfopera
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Tonight we kick off @sfopera’s centennial season with the world premiere of John Adams’ genius “Antony & Cleopatra.” This is my third role at the War Memorial Opera House, the second John Adams role I’ve created, and the single highest honor of my career to create this rich role which the great composer wrote for me.

Opera takes so many hands and so much work to make possible, so I send my gratitude, admiration, and praise to all the artists and employees of San Francisco Opera who made tonight possible.

@eskconductor
@elkhanahpulitzer
@geraldfinleyofficial
#AlfredWalker
@egdeshong
@brenton_ryan
@taylorelaineraven
@nz_hads
#PatrickBlackwell
#GabrielleBeteag
@timothymurraybaritone
@philipgskinner
@sfoperaorchestra
Music Staff
@sfopera Chorus
Stage Crew
Stage Managers
Artistic and Rehearsal Depts

#openingnight #cleopatrasf #worldpremiere #celebration #operasingersofinstagram #operalover #operalife #newmusic #tenordiaries #thankyouthankyouthankyou
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The countdown begins…

Meet Augustus, né Octavius: Triumvir, Emperor, Villain?!? In this weekend’s world premiere of "Antony and Cleopatra” @sfopera I get to create John Adams’s take on Shakespeare’s cunning Caesar.

This opera is a work of immense compositional and dramaturgical skill, and this role is among the richest characters vocally and psychologically I’ve had the luck to portray. And with our fearless and unfathomably talented @eskconductor leading the @sfoperaorchestra, this will be a premiere for the music history books!

I recently sat down to discuss this character and the opera in which this ambitious “young Roman boy” prevails over his erstwhile ally, Antony @geraldfinleyofficial, and the mighty queen of the Nile herself @amina_edris.

#cleopatrasf #worldpremiere #operasingersofinstagram #operalover #newmusic #johnadams #interview #williamshakespeare #sanfrancisco #operalife #tbt #instamusician
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🙏 Thank you to
@parkavearmory
@metopera
@nyfestivalofsong
@pcmsconcerts
@cal_performances
#NewMilleniumConcertSeries
@conorlhanick
@operkoeln
@ojaifestival and @runningamoc
@indy_symphony
@loreleiensemble
@tanglewoodmusicfestival

for a wonderful 2021-2022 season!

And a special “thank you” to my colleagues on stage — and especially backstage — who worked so tirelessly to create a safe and successful season in these unprecedented times.

#blessed #gratitude🙏 #performances #operasinger #ópera #operasingersofinstagram #musiciansofig #thankyou #traveldiaries #reeloftheday #artsong #recital #collaboration #operalover #musicianlife
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▫️ I’ve been listening to Graham Johnson’s recordings and reading his copious program notes on song programs ever since Prof. Susan Youens played DFL (D. 933) in music history my junior year of undergrad. It was a thrill to finally hear him perform live for the first time recently…Winterreise with @benjaminapplbaritone at @klavierfestival.

Happy birthday Maestro and thanks for the beautiful music and the education!

#grahamjohnson #schubert #winterreise #backstagelife #classicalmusician #livinglegend #liederabend #pianistsofinstagram #operasingersofinstagram #birthday #otd #artsong #latergram
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An excerpt from our dress rehearsal of The Diary of One Who Disappeared (Janáček) from Seiji Ozawa Hall at the @tanglewoodmusicfestival.

I had the honor in 2018 to perform Schumann’s Widmung with Emanuel Ax as an encore after his performance with the @pittsburgh_symphony_orchestra. Four years later, it was wonderful to reunite for this very special project at Tanglewood with the @loreleiensemble.

#operasingersofinstagram #reelsinstagram #chambermusic #rehearsal #collaboration #classicalmusicians #operalife #operalover #janacek #czechmusic #dressrehearsal #tenor #piano #steinway #musicfestival
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🔹 Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg by Richard Wagner was premiered on June 21, 1867 at the National Theater in Munich, which is known today as the Bayerische Staatsoper.

Here is an excerpt from the Act III Quintet, "Selig, wie die Sonne.” • November 2021 at @themetopera.

@lisedavidsen #claudiamahnke
@michaelvolleofficial #klausflorianvogt @metorchestra

#operasingersofinstagram #operalover #meistersinger #operaandchill #metopera #tenor #soprano #mezzosoprano #richardwagner #david #classicalmusic #musiclover #nycartists #otd
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▪️ Mendelssohn’s Elijah

June 17, 2022 at 8 pm
June 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Indianapolis Symphony @indy_symphony

Conducted by Jun Märkl

@rachele.gilmore, soprano
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo soprano @kelleymo
Paul Appleby, tenor
David Kravitz, bass baritone

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir @indychoir
@indianapolischildrenschoir

For more information, please check out the link in the bio or http://www.indianapolissymphony.org/event/from-the-baton-of-jun-markl/

#mendelssohn #classicalmusic #operasingersofinstagram #oratorio #musiciansofig #soprano #mezzosoprano #tenor #bassbaritone #concerttime #liveperformances #conductor #chorus #choirlife #elijah #symphony
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▫️As a token of appreciation for their wonderful audiences, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society @pcmsconcerts is making all of their live-streamed concerts from the past five months available for on-demand (pay-what-you-wish) viewing for one week, May 22 through May 29.

You can find this performance of Schubert’s Der Zwerg there along with other lieder by Beethoven, Schumann and Berg with pianist @conorlhanick. We were fortunate to have been able to share this recital with a live audience on January 21 and thrilled that we can share it with you all again this week.

For the complete recital, check out the link in the bio or at https://www.pcmsconcerts.org/concerts/livestreams/.

#liederabend #artsong #recital #schubert #lieder #livestream #tenor #pianist #songlover #operasingersofinstagram #pianistsofinstagram #musiciansofig #beethoven #berg #schumann
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▫️Performance No. 3 in the books 🔺Béatrice et Bénédict at @dieoperkoeln

3 performances left - May 11, 13 and 15
📷: Hans-Jörg Michel

#béatriceetbénédict #opera #operalover #operasingersofinstagram #operahouse #performancephotography #stagephotography #musicianlife #kölnliebe #berlioz #firstreel #tenor
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▫️Béatrice et Bénédict
Music and Libretto by Hector Berlioz
Libretto based on William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

New Production at Oper Köln

Cast & Crew

Luke Stoker, Don Pedro
Sébastien Dutrieux, Leonato
Jenny Daviet, Héro
Isabelle Druet, Béatrice
Miljenko Turk, Claudio
Charlotte Wulff, Claudio
Thomas Dolié, Claudio
Aimery Lefèvre, Claudio
Joel Soichez, Claudio
Paul Appleby, Bénédict
Ivan Thirion, Somarone
Lotte Verstaen, Ursula
Chor der Oper Köln
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Jean Renshaw, director
Christof Cremer, set/costume designer
Andreas Grüter, lighting designer

Music Staff: Joel Soichez, Marie Lambert, Valeria Polunina, Elisa Quarello

🗓 Performance Dates
April 30
May 5, 8, 11, 13, 15

📷: Hans-Joerg Michel

@dieoperkoeln @francoisxavierroth @christof.cremer @lukestokerbass @jennydaviet @turkmiljenko @thomasdolie @ivanthirion @aimerylefevre @guerzenichorch @valeriapoluninapiano @elisaquarello.composer


#béatriceetbénédict #opera #operalover #frenchopera #operasingersofinstagram #berlioz #köln #stagephotography #williamshakespeare #operasinger #operalife
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Photo Credit: Pascal Victor (Festival d’Aix)