Posted February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2014

This type of event wouldn’t usually wind up on the WSNC Blog, but there are Wagner tie-ins*! 

Jacqueline Piccolino (soprano), Zanda Švede (mezzo-soprano), A.J. Glueckert (tenor), Rhys Lloyd Talbot (bass-baritone), Mark Morash (piano) and Noah Lindquist (piano)

Sunday, February 23rd, at 5 pm

Temple Emanu-El’s Martin Meyer Sanctuary
2 Lake Street (at Arguello) in San Francisco

The Merola Opera Program and the San Francisco Opera Center present the 32nd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning this Sunday. Featuring several of our past Merola Opera Program alums, this Sunday’s program presents songs about love, including Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes

Who can forget tenor A.J. Glueckert as the Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer last Fall*?

Merola Plus Post-Recital Meet-Up

This Sunday, February 23rd, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Plough and Stars
116 Clement Street at 2nd Avenue in San Francisco
Admission is free

After the Schwabacher Debutal Recital, meet and network with fellow opera fans!

Stop by The Plough and Stars (five blocks from Temple Emanu-El) for our next Merola Plus meet-up, where you can hang out with some of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows, take photos with fun opera props and play the world famous Wagner Ring (Cycle) Toss* to win prizes!

RSVP by this Friday February 21st and your first drink is on Merola* (limited to the first 40 who reserve)! Come mix, mingle and network: To register, send your name to Dan at

* as promised, Wagner references. The third one is a reference to Wagner’s great love of having other people buy him drinks