Eugene Onegin Scenes with Humanities West
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Eugene Onegin Scenes with Humanities West

Late Czarist Russian Artistic Brilliance

The phrase “European with Asian characteristics” expresses our fascination with the enduring contribution to world culture of Russian music, art and literature created during the twilight years of Czarist Russia: Tchaikovsky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Prokofiev; Kramskoy, Repin, and Levitan; Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov. What cultural and historical influences helped Russians, and then the rest of the West, to recognize and to reward the gifts of these Russian artists? And how would the trajectory of European arts have been different without the genius of Russia’s contributions?

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Drinks and Drama
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Drinks and Drama

Drinks & Drama is a social educational event exploring the season’s offerings! Enjoy a cocktail flight paired with San Francisco Opera’s fall 2018 season. Photos, audio and video help attendees get to know the operas. Special live performances by soprano Rhoslyn Jones are included! San Francisco Opera Archives, Communications, and Artistic opera buffs will be our guides as attendees learn about each opera.

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Tosca at San Francisco Opera (cover)
Oct
3
to Oct 30

Tosca at San Francisco Opera (cover)

Rhoslyn is covering the title role in San Francisco Opera’s new production of Tosca running from October 3 -30th, 2018

One of opera’s most popular and frequently performed works, Puccini’s tragedy follows the patriotic artist Mario Cavaradossi and his beloved Floria Tosca, an opera singer, as they attempt to evade the corrupt authorities in Napoleonic-era Rome. The opera’s themes of love, lust and murder inspired Puccini to compose some of his most memorable and dramatic music, including Tosca’s aria “Vissi d’arte” and the thrilling “Te Deum” that concludes the first act.

Conductor | Leo Hussain 

Director | Shawna Lucey

Production Designer | Robert Innes Hopkins

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Gutrune, Helmwige, Ortlinde, and Gerhilde in The Ring at San Francisco Opera (covers)
Jun
12
to Jul 1

Gutrune, Helmwige, Ortlinde, and Gerhilde in The Ring at San Francisco Opera (covers)

Rhoslyn was the cover for four roles in Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. In Die Walkure she covered Helmwige, Ortlinde, and Gerhilde. In Gotterdammerung she covered Gutrune.

Four sweeping operas humanize mythic figures of legend with epic stories and scores to thrill the senses. In a single week, immerse yourself in a transformative journey through a world unhinged by corruption and politics, ravaged by greed and neglect, and where the one true power is the redeeming force of love.

Conductor | Donald Runnicles

Director | Francesca Zambello

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San Francisco Performances - French Song and the Belle Époque
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

San Francisco Performances - French Song and the Belle Époque

Join us for an in-depth exploration of late 19th and early 20th century French song, featuring the poetry of Paul Verlaine, as set by Debussy and Faure, and performed by tenor Nicholas Phan, the Alexander String Quartet, soprano Rhoslyn Jones, mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier and pianist Robert Molicone. Music Historian Robert Greenberg will set the stage by discussing the social, political and cultural changes taking place during this artistically pivotal time in French history.

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Beethoven Project - University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Beethoven Project - University of the Pacific Symphony Orchestra

The Beethoven concert of 22 December 1808 was a benefit concert held for Ludwig van Beethoven at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna that featured the public premieres of Beethoven's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies, the Fourth Piano Concerto and the Choral Fantasy. This concert, then called an Akademie, was approximately four hours duration. Its featured performers were an orchestra, chorus, vocal soloists, and the composer as piano soloist. Beethoven biographer Barry Cooper refers to the concert, in terms of its content, as the "most remarkable" of Beethoven's career.

Performed by the University Symphony Orchestra and Combined Choruses. Conducted by Nicholas Waldvogel.

At 4pm:

Symphony no. 6, "Pastoral"
"Ah Perfido," with Rhoslyn Jones, soprano
Gloria from Mass in C, with combined choruses prepared by Yejee Choi
Piano Concerto no. 4, with Frank Wiens, piano

At 8pm:

Symphony no. 5, in C minor
Sanctus and Benedictus from Mass in C
Piano Fantasy op. 77, with Sabine Klein, piano
Choral Fantasy, with Sonia Leong, piano, and combined choruses

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Fifth Handmaiden (Elektra) - San Francisco Opera
Sep
9
to Sep 28

Fifth Handmaiden (Elektra) - San Francisco Opera

Rhoslyn performed the role of the Fifth Handmaiden in Strauss’ Elektra. A co-production with the National Theatre of Prague and the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, presented at San Francisco Opera from September 9-27, 2017.

Conductor | Henrik Nánási 

Original Director | Keith Warner 

Revival Director | Anja Kühnhold 

Set Designer | Boris Kudlička 

Elektra | Christine Goerke

Klytemnestra | Michaela Martens

Chrysothemis | Adrianne Pieczonka

Orest | Alfred Walker 

Aegisth | Robert Brubaker

Tutor of Orest | Anthony Reed

Fifth Maidservant | Rhoslyn Jones

The Overseer | Alexandra Loutsion

Maidservant 1 | Jill Grove

Maidservant 2 | Laura Krumm

Maidservant 3 | Nicole Birkland

Maidservant 4 | Sarah Cambidge

Klytemnestra’s Trainbearer | Amina Edris

An Old Servant | Bojan Kneževiċ

A Young Servant | Kyle van Schoonhoven 

Klytemnestra's Confidante | Erin Neff

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Knoxville: Summer of 1915
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Acclaimed lyric soprano Rhoslyn Jones will sing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Sonoma State University Symphony Orchestra on May 1 at 7:30 pm in Weill Hall. The Aldergrove, BC native was an Adler Fellow at the San Francisco Opera in 2006-2007 and is on the voice faculty at Sonoma State. 

Conductor Alexander Kahn will lead the newly formed student orchestra in its second performance with Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Haydn’s London Symphony, No. 104. Tickets are $8 and available online and at the door.

American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was a maverick - a romantic lyricist at a time when other composers were writing atonal music. Today, his music is second only to that of Aaron Copland and George Gershwin in popularity. Composed in 1947, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 is a setting of James Agee’s poem about life in a quiet Southern town at the dawn of the modern age. Ruefully narrated by a young boy, Knoxville is a nostalgic recreation of lost innocence.

Weill Hall at the Green Music Center is located two miles east of Highway 101 on Rohnert Park Expressway.

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Faure Requiem - Symphony Silicon Valley
Mar
18
to Mar 20

Faure Requiem - Symphony Silicon Valley

Pictures at an Exhibition & Fauré's Requiem
Friday 8:00 pm March 18, 2016
Saturday 8:00 pm March 19, 2016 
Sunday 2:30 pm March 20, 2016 

Conductor: Paul Polivnick
Rhoslyn Jones, Soprano 
Jordan Shanahan, Baritone 
Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale 
Resounding Achord

  • Gabriel Fauré: Pavane in F-sharp minor, Op. 50

  • Gabriel Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op. 48

  • Aleksandr Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

  • Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Maurice Ravel)

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