Merola Opera Program

Meigui Zhang and Christopher Oglesby appear in Merola Opera Program’s production of “The Rake’s Progress.” (Courtesy Kristen Loken)

Merola singers skillfully advance in ‘Rake’s Progress’

Nothing is as it seems in Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rake’s Progress,” presented…

 

Sean "Diddy" Combs is Forbes’ highest paid celebrity for 2017. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is Forbes’ highest paid celebrity

Raking in $130 million, Sean “Diddy” Combs has topped Forbes’ annual Celebrity…

 

Jake Heggie, left, and Gene Scheer have been commissioned to write a new piece for Merola Opera Program. (Courtesy Robert Hart Photography)

Merola commissions new work on 60th anniversary

San Francisco composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer are embarking on…

Jake Heggie, left, and Gene Scheer have been commissioned to write a new piece for Merola Opera Program. (Courtesy Robert Hart Photography)
COURTESY KRISTEN LOKENJulie Adams portrays Blanche and Thomas Gunther plays Stanley in Merola Opera Program’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

Merola presents Previn’s operatic ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

Although the image of Marlon Brando as Stanley Kowalski desperately bellowing “Stella!”…

COURTESY KRISTEN LOKENJulie Adams portrays Blanche and Thomas Gunther plays Stanley in Merola Opera Program’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
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Big finale from Merola Opera singers

Three weeks before the San Francisco Opera's 91st season opens, the company's…

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An operatic honeymoon

Among the young artists of the 2013 Merola Opera Program making their…

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