Creative Consultant of Lyric Opera
Messiah at PBO

SF Opera Survey 2010

Sf-opera-inside This year's subscriber survey from San Francisco Opera was a little bit boring, so here are the funniest ones, with answers from the Opera Tattler filled in, of course. To be perfectly honest, I should have checked all of the boxes for question 6, but somehow that did not seem helpful, so I picked ones that I would consider going if I were normal, and did not go to all the operas at San Francisco Opera. I find it particularly alarming that none of the operas that I listed were ones in questions 5 or 6.


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4. Please name up to five operas you would most like to see in the near future.
Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
Gluck's Armide
Mozart's La finta semplice
Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso
Berg's Lulu

5. To help us plan for future seasons, please indicate which of the following operas you would be extremely interested in attending in the next five years. Please check all that apply.
Rigoletto (Verdi)
The Flying Dutchman (Wagner)
Lohengrin (Wagner)
x Don Giovanni (Mozart)
x Tales of Hoffmann (Offenbach)
x Die Meistersinger (Wagner)
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
The Magic Flute (Mozart)
x Peter Grimes (Britten)
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
Il Trovatore (Verdi)
Aida (Verdi)
Elektra (R. Strauss)
x The Trojans (Berlioz)
Carmen (Bizet)
x Porgy and Bess (Gershwin)
Turandot (Puccini)
La Traviata (Verdi)
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
Die Frau ohne Schatten (R. Strauss)
A Masked Ball (Verdi) Madama Butterfly (Puccini)
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss)
Norma (Bellini)
Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)
x Nixon in China (John Adams)
Falstaff (Verdi)
La Bohème (Puccini)
Tosca (Puccini)

6. To help us plan for future seasons, please indicate which of the following works you would CONSIDER ATTENDING. Please check all that apply.
The Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc)
Attila (Verdi)
West Side Story (Bernstein)
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
Les Misérables (Claude-Michel Schönberg)
x Julius Caesar (Handel)
x Jenůfa (Janáček)
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Susannah (Carlisle Floyd)
x From the House of the Dead (Janáček)
x Xerxes (Handel)
Carmina Burana (Orff)
King Roger (Szymanowski)
Show Boat (Jerome Kern)
I Puritani (Bellini)
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Manon (Massenet)
Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti)
x Moby Dick (Jake Heggie)
Adriana Lecouvreur (Cilea)
x Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Shostakovich)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Bellini)
x Ainadamar (Osvaldo Golijov)
Mefistofele (Boito)
Florencia en el Amazonas (Daniel Catán)
Andrea Chenier (Giordano)
Don Quichotte (Massenet)
Nabucco (Verdi)
Cendrillon (Massenet)
The Portrait (Weinberg)
X Rusalka (Dvořák)
Sweeney Todd (Stephen Sondheim)
x Mosè in Egitto (Rossini)
x Ernani (Verdi)