Beginning with the first season of its second century, San Francisco Opera will launch a new, multi-season initiative in which Music Director Eun Sun Kim will lead performances of both Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner’s works each season. At the same time, the opera company will reaffirm its dedication to growing the repertoire by co-commissioning three new works by prominent contemporary composers.
“Our new season carries forth all of the thrilling energy of the Centennial as we welcome the community into a fascinating array of experiences and stories,” said General Director Matthew Shilvock. “I cannot wait for Eun Sun’s first Wagner opera in the house as she continues to bring awe-inspiring interpretations to our theater. I am so proud that we are telling so many new stories this season, and I’m excited to continue our innovation explorations as we chart a course for the future of opera. The Bay Area Community is discovering opera in fabulous new ways, and we look forward to welcoming many new audience members to immerse themselves in artwork that connects us, bridges differences and speaks to the soul.”
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