SF Opera's Siegfried Cycle 2
SF Opera's Götterdämmerung Cycle 2

Auditions for the General Director 2011

Gd-auditions-2011 * Notes *
This year's Auditions for the General Director of San Francisco Opera were this evening, featuring the participants of the Merola Opera Program. The quality of singing was consistent and very nice. We heard quite a few arias in English and Russian. Mezzo-soprano Deborah Nansteel, bass Peixin Chen, soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, bass-baritone Philippe Sly, soprano Xi Wang, tenor Cooper Nolan, soprano Marina Boudart Harris, baritone Goudong Fang, and mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm were called back. David Gockley seemed most enthused about Chen and Sly. Chen sang "Si La Rigueur" from La Juive and "La Vendetta" from Le Nozze di Figaro. Sly sang "O du mein holder Abendstern" from Tannhäuser and "Sibillar gli angui d'Aletto" from Rinaldo.