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sfopera - YouTube - 0:49
Exhausted from their adventures, Hansel and Gretel have fallen fast asleep, and — as if from a dream — suddenly the forest around them erupts with fantasy characters from their favorite stories. Ou...
11 months ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:28
A little bit of patty-cake, a little bit of square dancing... and you've got Gretel's new favorite dance! As Gretel, soprano Heidi Stober charges herself with a titan of a challenge: getting her re...
11 months ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:11
A fresh new day begins — and what better way to herald the morning with an aria to the bluebirds singing above? Soprano Heidi Stober welcomes the dawn and the adventures that lie ahead as Gretel in...
11 months ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:42
Dying in the deserts of Louisiana, the young exile Manon Lescaut curses the beauty that led to her expulsion from France. Everything seems to conspire against her love with the Chevalier des Grieux...
11 months ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:26
All the jewels in the world can't compare to the fire of a lover's embrace. That's the sad conclusion our teenage heroine, Manon, draws in the aria "In quelle trine morbide," as she sits surrounded...
11 months ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:24
At the break of dawn, our sibling heroes are awoken by an ethereal spirit: the Dew Fairy that flits and floats through the forest's fading night. Soprano Natalie Image radiates calm and happiness a...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:59
Having "rescued" his sister from her true love, Lescaut takes a moment to reflect on his success: What good is love, when you could have all this Parisian finery instead? In his aria "Sei splendida...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:47
His love knows only forgiveness. Even after the impulsive Manon Lescaut ditched him for a richer man, the Chevalier des Grieux remains smitten — no matter how badly he tries to resist. And it turns...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:34
"Cinque... dieci... venti..." The valet Figaro is planning for the future: He and his fiancée Susanna have scored one of the nicest living quarters on the Almaviva estate, just in time for their we...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:58
It's off to the army for Cherubino! Banished into military service for his excessive flirtation, the teenage pageboy struggles with the confines of his soon-to-be fate — but luckily he has friends ...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:01
The trap is set, and the lecherous Count Almaviva has his quarry in sight: He plans to seduce his wife's maid Susanna — right on her wedding night! Hungarian baritone Levente Molnár stars as the l...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:31
Reimagined at the dawn of the United States, Mozart's masterpiece "The Marriage of Figaro" marks the start of an original, three-part trilogy, one that links together the operas Mozart and libretti...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:22
Is it love... or lust? Cornered by the maid Susanna and Countess Rosina, the sexually frustrated pageboy Cherubino is forced to perform a song he wrote for his secret crush. (Shhh, it's Rosina!) Me...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:54
Haunted by the ghost of her murdered cousin, Juliet struggles with the options laid out before her. Her father is forcing her to marry the nobleman Paris, without realizing she's already married — ...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:54
Provoked, vilified, condemned. Once so bright, so hopeful, the young sailor Billy Budd now faces the gallows. Baritone John Chest gives an earth-shaking performance as Billy in his final moments, r...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:05
What light through yonder window breaks? That's what tenor Pene Pati asks in his show-stealing turn as Romeo, sitting below Juliet's balcony and marveling at her immense beauty. Composer Charles Go...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 0:50
A French ship looms on the horizon. The time has come to man your battle stations: War has come to the HMS Indomitable! Starring baritone John Chest in the title role, Benjamin Britten's "Billy Bud...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:10
As Billy Budd snoozes in his nearby hammock, the HMS Indomitable's master-at-arms, John Claggart, plots the young sailor's demise. In Billy, Claggart sees everything he's not — beauty, handsomeness...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:04
Feeling glum? Need a pick-me-up? Enter baritone Lucas Meachem as Mercutio, resident rabble-rouser in our production of "Romeo and Juliet" and close friend of the Montague family. He'll take you on ...
1 year ago
sfopera - YouTube - 1:16
No one has ever been forced into military service with as much enthusiasm and delight as young Billy Budd. But in his merriment, the young sailor unwittingly provokes his doom. In saying goodbye t...
1 year ago
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