An Evening on the Stage

Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie

It is with great pleasure that San Francisco Opera Guild invites you to join us for An Evening on the Stage as we honor two legends of the opera stage; mezzo soprano Frederica von Stade (Flicka), and contemporary opera composer Jake Heggie. Close friends and collaborators for nearly 30 years, Flicka and Jake have made an enormous impact on the world of opera and have inspired young artists everywhere in their commitment to music education.

This very special evening will take place on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, and has become a much-loved annual tradition of the Bay Area’s holiday season. Festivities will begin at 6pm with cocktails in the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House. The doors to the theater will open at 7pm and guests will experience the thrill of being on the stage in one of the world’s grandest opera houses amid stunning décor by J. Riccardo Benavides and an elegant dinner by McCalls Catering. The highlight of the evening will be performances by Flicka and Jake.

Flicka and Jake believe it is critical that young students have access to arts education. Your support of this important event will help fund the Guild’s award-winning education and community engagement programs, which reach thousands of students in hundreds of Bay Area classrooms each year.

Please join us for this extraordinary evening of music and celebration.


Seating is limited and this event always sells out; we encourage you and your guests to make your reservations soon. If your reservation is received by October 5th, we will acknowledge you in the formal invitation.

For questions or additional information please contact Teddy Reich at (415) 565-6433 or