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Wesendonck Lieder of Richard Wagner

April 11, 2011 - 12:30 pm

San Francisco Opera Schwabacher Debut Recital

Former Adler Fellow, mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas, presents a Schwabacher Debut Recital featuring Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, accompanied by pianist Allen Perriello. The recital also includes Liszt and Heise’s Gudruns Sorg.


ABOUT Ms. Karanas:

A winner of the 2008 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas has been hailed for her “capacious power” and “a voice lustrous and exciting” (San Francisco Chronicle). Ms. Karanas is a recent graduate of San Francisco Opera Center’s Adler Fellowship Program.

This season will see Ms. Karanas in her first complete ‘Ring Cycle’ at San Francisco Opera under Donald Runnicles. In Francesca Zambello’s stagings, she will sing both Waltraute and the 2nd Norn in the new production of ‘Götterdämmerung’ and Waltraute in ‘Die Walküre’. Ms. Karanas will also sing Suzuki in ‘Madama Butterfly’ and cover Amneris in ‘Aida’, both under the Nicola Luisotti at the San Francisco Opera.

Future seasons will see Ms. Karanas at the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera, Oper Frankfurt, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Arizona Opera, and Seattle Opera. 

For 27 years, San Francisco Opera’s Schwabacher Debut Recitals have been instrumental in launching the careers of great artists including Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Brian Asawa and Anna Netrebko. Another exciting group of artists will showcase their talent this spring. See them first—before they become world-famous.

Tickets are available through the San Francisco Opera Box Office $25 per person general admission.  This venue has open seating – no pre-assigned seats.  Tickets are also available at the venue on the day of the performance.


301 Van Ness Avenue (across from City Hall)
San Francisco, CA 94102


Telephone: (415) 864-3330   

Fax: (415) 626-1729

Box Office Hours

Monday 10am–5pm
Tuesday-Friday 10am–6pm
Saturday 10am–6pm during performance season


April 11, 2011
12:30 pm

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