Appuntamento con l’Opera

Let’s talk about Italian Opera.
Two gatherings: Attila and Il Barbiere di Siviglia conducted by Prof. Alexandra Amati 


By Giuseppe Verdi
Directed by Nicola Luisotti

WATCH Attila
October 17 and  18 broadcastED

Legendary Italian bass Ferruccio Furlanetto leads a fiery cast, including Ana Lucrecia García as Attila’s captive-turned-fiancée Odabella, Diego Torre as her lover, and Quinn Kelsey as the Roman general charged with saving Italy. And keep your eyes peeled for a cameo by Samuel Ramey, who returns two decades after he gave the first-ever performance of Attila on our stage. Nicola Luisotti conducts this lush, early Verdi masterpiece full of vigor and political fervor.

Witness history when Attila marches onto your screen in a free online broadcast, starting Saturday, October 17, at 10am Pacific and ending Sunday at midnight. Directed for the screen by Frank Zamacona. Watch now.


Verdi, the Risorgimento, and Attila the Hun

FRIDAY, 6 NOVEMBER 2020 at 6:00pm on Zoom

Alexandra Amati, originally from Italy, holds a BA/MA in Slavic Studies and Philology from the University of Pisa (Italy), degrees in piano from the Conservatory of Music of Lucca (Italy), and both an MA and a Ph.D. in Musicology from Harvard University. She is a Professor of Music at the University of San Francisco. Her scholarly interests include the Italian Renaissance, Italian opera, Feminist criticism, and German Baroque choral music. She is or was a member of many Boards, including the SF Bach Choir (President and board member), the Harvard Club of San Francisco (President and board member), the Harvard Graduate School Alumni Council, the SF Early Music Society and many others. She is a professional program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for many Bay Area organizations, including the SF Symphony, the SF Opera, the SF Bach Choir, Philharmonia Baroque, and others. 

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