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Presented by Merola Opera Program


San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program kicks off its 2023 Summer Festival with Metamorphosis: Recovery, Renewal, and Rebirth, an uplifting vocal and piano recital featuring a rich array of songs that explore the many facets of transformation.



Carrie-Ann Matheson and Nicholas Phan

At a tumultuous time in the world, this recital focuses on themes of change and growth with songs from Alma Mahler, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Robert Owens, Florence Price, and many others. The illuminating program will take the audience on a journey from desolation to hope. Merola’s Artistic Director Carrie-Ann Matheson joins forces with Nicholas Phan, who worked with Merola in 2021 on its What the Heart Desires recital, to curate the diverse musical offerings.

Performed with English supertitles.

Cast Information

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Groups of 10 or more save 15%.

Student tickets are also available in limited quantity at the San Francisco Opera Box Office with a valid ID.

Made Possible By

This recital is generously underwritten, in part, by The Grace A. Diem and Alice E. Siemons Foundation,
The Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, and The Bernard Osher Foundation.

*Discount is valid through June 12, 2023. Available by phone or in person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office only. Not available online. All four performances must be purchased at the same time. Discount does not apply to the Merola Grand Finale Reception, and cannot be combined with any other discounts. 

About Merola Opera Program:
Merola’s mission is to define the future of opera. The Merola Opera Program is an internationally respected model for building strong careers in opera, with a proven balance of training, performance, and individualized support. Merola trains and develops the finest emerging opera singers, pianist/coaches, and stage directors and invites passionate supporters to be part of the journey.

Cast, programs, prices, and schedules subject to change. Illustration by Keith D. Skeen.