New Meetup: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA/ MAKROPULOS CASE 40% OFF Use code: HLABMAC40

From: Robert F.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 2:01 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Classical Music Meetup!

What: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA/ MAKROPULOS CASE 40% OFF Use code: HLABMAC40

When: Tuesday, November 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102

WHAT ABOUT GOING TO THIS INCREDIBLE OPERA, I SAW IT IN PARIS LAST YEAR, VERY GRIPING!

http://sfopera.com/purchase/offers/

Would you take an elixir that will keep you eternally young? In this gripping tale, a seductive diva discovers that the gift of everlasting life can be meaningless if all love is fleeting.

Jan?ček is renowned for writing rich, complex roles for women, and no contemporary singer embodies them more brilliantly than Karita Mattila. Praised by Gramophone for ?her electric performances as Jenůfa and K?t'a Kabanov?,? Karita Mattila makes her role debut as the mysterious Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Case. ?Beyond her vocal mastery, Mattila also penetrates the heart of these characters, suggesting that the few hours we spend with them are just the tips of much larger emotional icebergs.?

The "charismatic and vocally gleaming Finnish soprano" (The New York Times) will reunite with Olivier Tambosi, director of her triumphant San Francisco Opera Manon Lescaut (2006). The outstanding cast will be conducted by the BBC Symphony?s Jiři Bělohl?vek, an "authoritative" interpreter of Jan?ček?s music (The New York Times).

Approximate running time: 2 hours, 6 minutes including one intermission
Sung in Czech with English supertitles

Co-production with Finnish National Opera
This production is made possible by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for New Productions.

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