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New Meetup: Verdi's Opera AIDA - Up Close & Live !!:)

From: erika
Sent on: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:29 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Classical Music Meetup!

What: Verdi's Opera AIDA - Up Close & Live !!:)

When: Friday, November 26,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue at Grove Street,
San Francisco, CA

Dear Opera Enthusiasts,

* LATEST TIX INFO:[/b] Yup, it's kind of same deal as my earlier posting for Madama Butterfly. So you need to get tix ASAP to qualify for awesome discount. Let me repost that tix deal here and also how to get that deal: 50% off tix!! Please do following: 1)Go online @ 2)Enter code: SIMAIDA 3)Voila, you are there(pick your own seat/price level as you like; i will post my seat# on rsvp if you like the idea of sitting together as group, and please do the same for other members!) Please get your tix ASAP. OFFER ENDS OCTOBER 6 @11:59P!!

Yes, i missed that opera @ the ballpark back in September. So i am in every intent to make up for it by going to this live opera performance. i know it's around big holiday season, but if you are not traveling like me, this might be a nice hassle-free opera occasion to come to. So if this sounds like something you'd like to do, please read below for details:

by San Francisco Opera

The grandest of grand operas, a brilliant balance of spectacular pageantry and emotional intimacy, returns to San Francisco Opera for the first time in nearly a decade. A bitter love triangle plays itself out against a backdrop of war and cultural oppression in this compelling tale of conflicting loyalties and forbidden passion.

Music Director Nicola Luisotti, the Company?s "ideal new maestro" (The New York Times), leads the first of two extraordinary casts in an "eye-popping production" (Houston Chronicle) created by legendary British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes.

The September cast features soprano Micaela Carosi, "a noble, full-hearted diva of considerable power" (The Times of London) in the title role, along with Marcello Giordani, "arguably the greatest leading tenor of his generation" (Opera News) and mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick, who is "unequaled in major Verdi roles" (Washington Post). Baritone Marco Vratogna, whose ?striking infusion of vocal power and theatrical electricity? as Iago (San Francisco Chronicle) thrilled San Francisco audiences in 2009?s Otello, sings Amonasro. Bass Hao Jiang Tian sings Ramfis, returning to San Francisco Opera after his triumphant debut as Chang the Coffin Maker in The Bonesetter?s Daughter (2008).

The November cast is led by Michele Capalbo, "a world-class Aida, passionate, subtle and vocally satisfying" (Opera News); tenor Carlo Ventre, a riveting performer who projects "unalloyed passion" (Washington Post); baritone Quinn Kelsey, who "boasts a rare and welcome gift, an enormous vocal sound that he deploys with the lightness of an acrobat" (San Francisco Chronicle); and bass Eric Owens who sang to sold-out crowds as Porgy in Porgy and Bess (2009).

Venue: War Memorial Opera House
Date: November 26,[masked]:00 PM
City: San Francisco
Price Range: $25-255
Tickets: (415)[masked]; See above for the latest tix info!!

@ 6p
Let's meet @ Samovar
Address: 297 Page Street (@ Laguna Street)
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415)[masked]
We'll walk together to War memorial after dinner. Please indicate if you are coming to dinner on your rsvp. Thanks! Hope to see you there!!:)

**Note: This meetup will be charging $2 per member. Please send me a check for $2 to: PO Box 5056, Pleasanton, CA 94566-0556. Write your profile name on memo and date of the event. Thanks!

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