Schwabacher Summer Concert 

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"...the Merola Opera Program shows no signs of slowing down."
—San Francisco Chronicle

For over 60 years, the famed Merola Opera Program has nurtured stars like Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, and numerous other opera luminaries. In this special Bing Concert Hall performance, opera’s greatest moments will come to life as the Merola Opera Program’s young artists perform staged vignettes.

Kathleen Kelly, conductor
Aria Umezawa, director

Kendra Berentsen/Marlen Nahhas/Brittany Nickell, sopranos
Megan Grey, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Colmenero/Brian Michael Moore/WooYoung
   Yoon, tenors
SeokJong Baek/Jaeman Yoon/Xiaomeng Zhang, baritones
Andrew Moore, bass-baritone


This concert is named in memory of Merola’s late Chairman, James Schwabacher, and is graciously underwritten, in part, by the Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, the Jack H. Lund Charitable Trust, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Leslys Vedder in memory of James Forrest Vedder, and AT&T.

Merola’s performance at Bing Concert Hall is sponsored, in part, by David Hugle and Haggai Niv, Dana Horner, and Mrs. Helen Breck and Kirby Wilcox.


  • Samual Barber: Vanessa

    Act I: Scene 1

  • Giacomo Puccini: Il tabarro

    Act II: Scenes 1 and 3

  • Georges Bizet: Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl Fishers)

    Act I: “C’est toi, toi qu’enfin je revois…Au fond du temple saint”
    Act II: “Me voilà seule dans la nuit…Comme autrefois dans la nuit sombre…De mon amie Fleurendormie…Leïla! Leïla!...Ton coeur n’a pas compris le mien”
    Act III: “L’orage s’est calmé…O Nadir, tendre ami…Qu’ai-je vu?...Je frémis, je chancelle”

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni

    Act II, Scene 13

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