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TRAVEL & ENTERTAINMENT: Merola Opera Program Kicks Off 2022 Summer Festival with "A Celebration of American Song"

Jun 17, 2022
San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, kicks off its historic 2022 Summer Festival with "A Celebration of American Song," an exuberant recital curated by Grammy Award winner Craig Terry. This joyous tribute celebrates the rich legacy of music by icons including Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Peggy Lee, Frank Loesser, Cole Porter, Jule Styne, Fats Waller, Harry Warren, Meredith Willson, and immortal songwriting teams such as George & Ira Gershwin and John Kander & Fred Ebb. A Celebration of American Song will be presented 3:00pm, Saturday, July 9 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak St., San Francisco.


In this retrospective look at popular American song, the 2022 Merola singers will take listeners on a journey through gems from the Great American songbook, highlights from Broadway and Hollywood, WWII era anthems, poignant ballads, and brilliant songs made famous by everyone from Judy Garland to The Andrews Sisters, Peggy Lee, and Judy Collins. 

The Merola Opera Program is widely regarded as the foremost opera training program for aspiring singers, pianists, and stage directors. Merola nurtures the opera stars of tomorrow through master classes and private coaching with opera’s most accomplished singers, conductors, and directors. Participants also receive training in operatic repertoire, languages, diction, acting, stage movement, and professional development.

For more information or to purchase tickets ($55/$80), the public may visit www.merola.org/calendar.


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