Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi, June 30

Release date: 5/27/2022


 Music Director Eun Sun Kim Leads the San Francicso Opera Orchestra and Chorus with Nicole Car, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Etienne Dupuis, Soloman Howard and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows

Program Features Scenes form Giuseppe Verdi Masterpieces Luisa Miller, Il Trovatore and Don Carlo

Concert, After-Party and Livestream Tickets Available

Verdi Concert.pdf  Photos

San Francisco Opera presents Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi, a one-night-only concert, honoring the work of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, on Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 pm at the War Memorial Opera House. Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, closes her first season as leader of the Company’s artistic forces, conducting the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and soloists Nicole Car, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Etienne Dupuis and Soloman Howard with current San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows soprano Mikayla Sager, tenor Edward Graves, bass Stefan Egerstrom. Chorus Director John Keene, who begins his tenure this summer, prepares the Chorus.

The concert is the sole chance to experience Kim’s conducting during the Company’s Summer Season, which includes performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang’s Dream of the Red Chamber. Verdi’s seminal operas Luisa Miller, Il Trovatore and Don Carlo are featured on the program.

Luisa Miller, a rarely heard work from the composer’s middle period, is full of longing melodies that reflect a story centered on a couple’s love, complicated by politics. The concert continues with selections from the propulsive score of one of Verdi’s most well-known titles, Il Trovatore. The second half of the concert is dedicated to Don Carlo, a work of political intrigue, love triangles and familial duty, set during the Spanish Inquisition. The Carlo-Posa Act II duet, auto-da-fé and rarely performed ballet music (the latter from the French version composed for the Paris Opera) are among the highlights from Verdi’s grand opera which has multiple performing versions.


10:15 pm Green Room, Veterans Building

Following the concert, join Eun Sun Kim and the cast over drinks and bites in the Green Room at the Veterans Building. After-party tickets are $250. Proceeds to benefit the company’s annual campaign in support of Kim’s vision for the future of opera.


Virtual tickets for the livestream of Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi are now on sale. The livestream option for select performances this summer enables audiences to experience San Francisco Opera from anywhere in the world. The streamed performance of Eun Sun Kim Conducts Verdi will be presented live only, beginning at 7:30pm PT on Thursday, June 30.

Virtual livestream tickets for the summer season are $25 each.

*For the complete press release, include full cast and calendar, please view the attached PDFs.