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SF Opera Keeps on Streaming for Ferry Riders

Whether you’re on the dock waiting for a boat, or on your way to your ferry’s destination, you can still access San Francisco Opera productions, as SFO continues streaming performances

The new series begins with Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on October 10–11, Giuseppe Verdi’s Attila on October 17–18 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) on October 24–25.

The presentations, filmed live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand for free at on the first streaming date starting at 10 am (PDT) and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.

San Francisco Opera’s 2014 revival of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca features the sumptuous production by Thierry Bosquet, based on the original designs by Armando Agnini for the Company’s first staging of the opera in the War Memorial Opera House in 1932.

The San Francisco Chronicle hails Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian “phenomenal” in her house and role debuts portraying the passionate diva who puts herself at risk for her lover, Cavaradossi, performed by tenor Brian Jagde. Baritone Mark Delavan takes on one of the most notorious villains in the operatic repertoire, Baron Scarpia.

Directed by Jose Maria Condemi, the cast includes bass Scott Conner (Angelotti), bass-baritone Dale Travis (the Sacristan), tenor Joel Sorensen (Spoletta), baritone Efraín Solís (Sciarrone) and baritone Hadleigh Adams (the Jailer). Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini’s 1900 musical drama known for its heartbreaking, lyrical arias “Vissi d’arte” and “E lucevan le stelle.” Gary Marder is the production’s lighting designer, and Chorus Director Ian Robertson prepares the San Francisco Opera Chorus and San Francisco Boys Chorus for the large-scale Te Deum scene that closes the opera’s first act. Tosca is performed in Italian with English subtitles and has an approximate running time of 2 hours, 2 minutes.