A Very Merry Musical Evening
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

A Very Merry Musical Evening

In order to fully appreciate the holidays and all the wonderful music they have to offer, our fabulous singers will be performing a mix of classical, musical theater and holiday songs!  Enjoy dinner or drinks while listening to Opera on the Spot's free holiday concert.  Call the restaurant Caffe Delle Stelle, at (415) 252-1110 for reservations.
 

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The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi

This performance will take place at Italian restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle.  You are not required, but more than welcome to order dinner and drinks while enjoying the performance.  Caffe Delle Stelle will be serving their normal dinner menu.  If you do choose to order dinner, we suggest you arrive at least 3o minutes before the performance.

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The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi
Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi

Opera on the Spot presents a double bill of Lee Hoiby’s The Italian Lesson followed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona ( or The Servant turned Mistress).  Based on the famed character sketch by Ruth Draper, The Italian Lesson lyrically recounts the hectic day of a New York society matron in this one-woman opera.  The comedy continues in La Serva Padrona between an elderly bachelor and his servant. Come enjoy this rare production of two hilarious one-act Italian operas that reveal a lighter, if not more eccentric side of this beautiful art form.

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Salon Series at Revolution Cafe
Oct
16
8:30 PM20:30

Salon Series at Revolution Cafe

Salon music was a popular genre of music during the 19th century in Europe consisting of voice and piano in the romantic style.  These performances would usually take place in an intimate and collaborative setting, usually in a living room or small space with drinks and food.  

Join Opera on the Spot in its own version of a Salon at Revolution Cafe in the Mission in SF!

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"Mad" for Opera at MONROE
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

"Mad" for Opera at MONROE

This October , Opera on the Spot is celebrating Halloween by performing Opera's classic "mad scenes," and other works that instill a sense of fear and suspense!

We will be performing at Monroe, an upscale lounge/ bar for their weekly Wednesday classical underground performance series!  

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"Mad" for Opera
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

"Mad" for Opera

This October, Opera on the Spot is celebrating Halloween by performing Opera’s classic “mad scenes,” and other works that instill a sense of fear and suspense!

Enjoy dinner or a glass of wine at Italian restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle, while listening to a free operatic performance from San Francisco’s “pop-up” opera troupe.

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Salon Series at Monroe
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Salon Series at Monroe

Salon music was a popular genre of music during the 19th century in Europe consisting of voice and piano in the romantic style.  These performances would usually take place in an intimate and collaborative setting, usually in a living room or small space with drinks and food.  Join Opera on the Spot in its own version of a Salon at Monroe bar in North Beach, SF!

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Our Favorite Things
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Our Favorite Things

This month your Opera on the Spot singers will be performing their personal favorite arias and art songs!  Have a favorite of your own?  At the end of our show, let us know and we may perform it for you..

Enjoy dinner or drinks while listening to your Bay Area pop-up opera troupe perform arias and art songs at Italian Restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle.  Performance is free, reservations are recommended.  Call the restaurant at (415) 252-1110 to make your reservation.

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Hand of Bridge by Barber and The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

Hand of Bridge by Barber and The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti

oin Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation. Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics!

Tickets are $20/ $15 for student

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Hand of Bridge by Barber and The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Hand of Bridge by Barber and The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti

Join Opera on the Spot for cabaret-style performances of two one-act operas, Hand of Bridge (Barber) and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti). In both of these quirky and lesser-known works, appearances can be deceiving: an otherwise ordinary hand of bridge becomes slowly fraught with desire, and the niceties of small talk give way to feelings of resentment and desperation.  Deal yourself in, and join us for an immersive evening of operatic antics!

Tickets are  $20/ $15 for students and Center for New Music members

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Old Maids and card games
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Old Maids and card games

We will be previewing some scenes are arias from our upcoming double bill (A Hand of Bridge by Barber and The Old Maid and the Thief by Menotti) as well as performing some other arias and art songs by these two iconic composers.

Performers:  Sergey Khalikulov, Kevin Gino, Jordan Amann, Claire MacKenzie, Emily Thebaut, Emma Lacenski and Aisha Campbell

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American Classics
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

American Classics

This month, to honor our nation's Independence day, we are celebrating American composers through art song, arias and even some classical music theater.  Join us at Italian Restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle, to appreciate the richness and diversity that is in American song!

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Summer Lovin' : works by the Romantics
Jun
9
7:30 PM19:30

Summer Lovin' : works by the Romantics

During the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, composers turned their attention to the expression of intense feelings in their music.  This self-described "Romantic" movement depicted personification of nature, intense passionate love, the sublime, the morbid the beautiful and the strange.  Join us at the Red Poppy Art House to listen to art songs and arias by the composers of this era.  Tickets are $20 at the door.  

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Wanderlust
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Wanderlust

As summer is upon us, we all feel a little restless in our day-to-day routine and want to get out and explore new and exciting places.  Join us on a musical journey through art songs and arias that will hopefully awaken your own sense of wanderlust!

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Women who score
May
28
2:30 PM14:30

Women who score

This concert featuring only female composers will take place at the historic Women's Building in the Mission in SF.  We will be performing vocal and chamber works by Amy Beach, Clara Schumann, Margaret Bonds, Lili Boulanger and Bay Area composers Julie Barwick, and Feona Jones.

Performers will be Aisha Campbell, Lacey Harms, Emily Thebaut, Jill Brenner, and Naomi Stine.

 Tickets are $20, you can purchase them at the door.  Reception to follow performance!

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Music and Nationalism
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Music and Nationalism

Musical Nationalism is a musical movement that emerged in the late 19th century in response to political independence movements at that time.  Composers would often incorporate aspects of national identity into their music, using folk songs, rhythms and even current political events.  Join us, May 8 at 7:30 pm, to discover and increase your knowledge of this beautiful era of musical repertoire.

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"Nasty Women" in Concert
Apr
24
8:30 PM20:30

"Nasty Women" in Concert

Opera on the Spot is doing its part to bring about some beautiful repertoire that is not nearly performed as much as it should be... works by FEMALE COMPOSERS!  The repertoire will span many centuries, but all the works have a unique and compelling voice.  So come out to Revolution Cafe and listen to your Opera on the Spot singers perform these stunning works by women.  

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Spring into Song!
Apr
3
7:30 PM19:30

Spring into Song!

Opera on the Spot is springing into song this month, performing art songs and arias that talk about the beauty of Spring and the earth and all the feelings that they evoke this time of year.  Performance is free, however reservations are recommended; Just call Italian restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle at (415) 252-1110.

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March MADness!
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

March MADness!

Join us for an evening of delicious Italian food, wine and very angry opera singers!  This month, to honor a sports tradition, we will be singing some of opera's most fierce and feisty arias and scenes.  This is a free event, make reservations in advance at open table or call the restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle, at 415 252 1110.

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Fools in Love
Feb
6
7:30 PM19:30

Fools in Love

Celebrate the month of February by listening to some of opera's most notorious fools in love! Come enjoy the endless woes of being in love whether they result in the characters' eternal bliss or their complete downfall.  The performance starts at 7:30, but feel free to come a little earlier and enjoy a glass of wine or dinner at Italian restaurant, Caffe Delle Stelle.  The performance is free, however, reservations are recommended.  Call the restaurant, at (415) 252-1110.

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Opera on the Spot performs at Napa Valley Music Associates Annual "Mozart In Napa Valley" concert benefit
Jan
29
3:00 PM15:00

Opera on the Spot performs at Napa Valley Music Associates Annual "Mozart In Napa Valley" concert benefit

  • Loretta C. Silvagni Recital Hall in Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center (map)
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NAPA VALLEY MUSIC ASSOCIATES presents 22nd Annual "MOZART IN NAPA VALLEY" concert benefit on Sunday, January 29, at 3:00 p.m. featuring three (3) exciting performers from "Opera on the Spot" in San Francisco including:

Emily Thebaut, soprano - Melissa McCann, lyric soprano, Emma Lacenski, mezzo soprano and Dr. Kenn Garner, concert pianist in a spectacular program of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in honor of Mozart's 261st birthday.  

This concert benefit will be presented at the Loretta C. Silvagni Recital Hall in Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center - 2277 Napa Vallejo Highway.

For further information and to RSVP please contact:

Napa Valley Music Associates - 707-252-8671 or 707-322-8402 OR email:  info@napavalleymusicssociates.org

Adult/Senior: $20 advance - Students: $10 advance

Adult/Senior: $25 at door -    Students: $15 at door

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January Birthday Bash!
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

January Birthday Bash!

This month, join Opera on the Spot in celebrating the birthdays of Poulenc, Duparc, Mozart, Pergolesi, Schubert, Chausson, and more.  January has produced a lot of great composers, and we, your local Bay Area Opera singers, will sing some of their best works.  Performance will start at 7:30 pm, but feel free to arrive a little early to enjoy a drink or dinner at Caffe Delle Stelle.  Performance is free, just call the restaurant at (415) 252-1110 to make your reservation.

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Here we Come a Caroling-- Opera on the Spot style at Goorin Bros. hat shop
Dec
16
7:00 PM19:00

Here we Come a Caroling-- Opera on the Spot style at Goorin Bros. hat shop

Join us for an evening of hat shopping and festive holiday music!  We will be singing classical music, musical theater and some holiday favorites for this Opera on the Spot performance at Goorin Bros. hat shop.  Just stop by or stay all night and have a great time looking at Goorin Bros. beautiful hat selection while listening to some of Bay Area's finest opera singers.  In addition to the live music, Goorin Bros. will be providing complimentary drinks!

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A Very Merry Musical Evening!
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

A Very Merry Musical Evening!

In order to fully appreciate the holidays and all the wonderful music they have to offer, our fabulous singers will be performing a mix of classical, musical theater and holiday songs!  Accompanying our holiday performance this month, we will also be serving special seasonal cocktails.  Call the restaurant Caffe Delle Stelle, at (415) 252-1110 for reservations.
    

 

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Make your voice heard!
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Make your voice heard!

As the next Opera on the Spot performance falls on the day before the election next month, we will be doing our part to make our voices heard, singing politically charged operas and art songs.  From Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, where the servants outwit their masters, to Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, where the issue of the death penalty is brought into question, most operas have a political message or theme the composer and librettist are trying to convey.  So, make a reservation this November 7th to learn more about this vast and abundant operatic repertoire, and then go out and Vote the next day!!

 

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Oktoberfest
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Oktoberfest

Come out and celebrate your last Oktoberfest party of the fall season!  At Opera on the Spot's first performance at San Francisco's eclectic hat shop, Goorin Bros, we will be drinking, hat shopping and singing german lieder (art song) and arias.  No need to make reservations, just stop in and enjoy the show and shop!

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Under the Tuscan Sun
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Under the Tuscan Sun

Travel to Tuscany for an evening of delicious tuscan food, wine and opera!  This month we are pairing our monthly Opera night with a special wine tasting event where we will have a tasting of 4 flights of Tuscan wines presented by Italian sommelier, Luca Vannini.  To accompany the tuscan wines, we will be performing Italian art songs and arias.  This is a free event, if you choose to do the wine tasting it is $20 for a flight of 4 wines.  To make reservations, call the restaurant at (415) 252-1110.

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All work and no play... but lets drink Cabernet!
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

All work and no play... but lets drink Cabernet!

As summer comes to an end, we all find ourselves having to get back to the day-to-day routine of either work or a new school year.  Help make the transition easier this year by listening to opera arias, duets and ensembles of characters who are going through the same struggle as you.  Our 'All work and no play' program will hopefully give you a little break from the start of your busy year to sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and play!

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All work and no play...
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

All work and no play...

As summer comes to an end, we all find ourselves having to get back to the day-to-day routine of either work or a new school year.  Help make the transition easier this year by listening to opera arias, duets and ensembles of characters who are going through the same struggle as you.  Our 'All work and no play' program will hopefully give you a little break from the start of your busy year to sit back, enjoy a glass of wine and play!

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