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San Francisco Opera: Final Performance tonight of The Adlers Live at the Drive-In

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Today is the final chance to enjoy the live performance of San Francisco Opera’s resident artists, the 2021 Adler Fellows, on the outdoor stage at the Marin Center for a special drive-in concert of classic arias, duets, and ensembles retold for the COVID era.

The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In live performance began on April 23 with a critically acclaimed production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Tonight's 70-minute program- uninterrupted without intermission- showcases the artistry of nine vocal artists and two pianists in arias, duets and opera scenes by composers including Mozart, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi and Lehár, directed for the stage by Jose Maria Condemi.

This performance is part of the celebration of San Francisco Opera’s return to the stage so that local opera lovers can finally enjoy that special connection between the artists and the audience showcasing the power of music as a healing tool that gives us hope and “joie de vivre”.

These semi-staged concerts will feature the talented 2021 Adler Fellows: sopranos Anne-Marie MacIntosh, Elisa Sunshine and Esther Tonea; mezzo-soprano Simone McIntosh; tenors Zhengyi Bai, Christopher Colmenero and Christopher Oglesby; baritone Timothy Murray; bass Stefan Egerstrom and pianists Kseniia Polstiankina Barrad and Andrew King.

The prestigious Adler Fellowship was named for the Company’s former general director Kurt Herbert Adler, and it is one of the world’s most advanced training programs for operatic artists. It offers intensive individual coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities to singers and pianists. The Adler Fellows often gain valuable experience by performing supporting roles in San Francisco Opera’s mainstage productions.

Several of the 2021 Adler fellows have made an appearence in the Company’s latest productions including Carmen (Bai), Rusalka (McIntosh), Roméo et Juliette (Oglesby), Billy Budd (Colmenero), Manon Lescaut (Bai and Oglesby) and The Future Is Now concert conducted by Caroline H. Hume Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim.

The Adlers: Live at the Drive-In Ticket Options

Fairgrounds—Live Opera Lot: $150 per car with a view of the set and live performers

Lagoon Park—Simulcast Lot: $50 per car with a view of the live performance via simulcast to a drive-in movie screen

To buy tickets for tonight’s performance , you can do so via the SF opera website.


Thursday May 13 at 8pm
Venue: Marin Center, San Rafael, California
Running Time: 70 minutes, no intermission

Even though the audience will be watching form inside their cars, safety protocols are still in place; such as contactless check-in, limited capacity, safe physical distance between vehicles, expanded cleaning in restrooms, and PPE for all theater and security staff.

Masks are required by all attendees over the age of 2 when outside of the vehicle, and parking spaces are configured to ensure that vehicles have at least 6 feet of distance between them to promote and maintain social distancing.

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