San Francisco Opera
Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the third season of this acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers. Hosted by celebrated mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade.
San Francisco Opera Previous Broadcasts
Cinderella (Episode #604H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 27, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
Thanks to her open heart and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives in Rossini's sparkling version of the beloved fairy tale about a gentle but courageous servant girl who catches the eye of a handsome prince.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 28, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Susannah (Episode #603H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 20, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
In the backwoods of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman, a child of nature, is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlyle Floyd's modern American opera in English.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Norma (Episode #602H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 13, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
In Bellini's masterpiece, Norma, a Druid high priestess betrays her people by falling in love with an occupying Roman soldier. When the soldier abandons her for another, her anger and guilt threaten the lives of the innocent and guilty alike. Casta Diva, sung by Norma, remains one of Opera's great arias.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 14, 2016 -- 2:00 AM
Show Boat (Episode #601H)
KQED Life: Wed, Jul 6, 2016 -- 8:00 PM
A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from 1880 to1920's is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism. It includes such classics as "Ol' Man River," "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man," "Make Believe" and "You Are Love."
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 7, 2016 -- 2:00 AM