San Francisco Opera Center Presents The Future is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert

Release date: 11/17/2016    


December 2, 2016 at Herbst Theatre

2016 Adler Fellows Showcased in Concert with San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Conductor Jordi Bernàcer

Tickets on sale at (415) 864-3330 and

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San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2016 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. The concert showcases the acclaimed Adler Fellows from San Francisco Opera Center’s young artist training program in a gala concert of opera scenes and arias with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra led by Resident Conductor Jordi Bernàcer.

The Future Is Now features sopranos Julie Adams (Burbank, California), Amina Edris (Christchurch, New Zealand) and Toni Marie Palmertree (Fleetwood, Pennsylvania); mezzo-sopranos Zanda Švēde (Valmiera, Latvia) and Nian Wang (Nanjing, China); tenor Pene Pati (Auckland, New Zealand); baritone Edward Nelson (Santa Clarita, California); bass-baritones Matthew Stump (Goshen, Indiana) and Brad Walker (Lake Zurich, Illinois); bass Anthony Reed (Alexandria, Minnesota); and pianist/apprentice coaches Ronny Michael Greenberg (Montreal, Canada) and Jennifer Szeto (Calgary, Canada).

Julie Adams, Zanda Švēde, Nian Wang, Edward Nelson and Matthew Stump conclude their Adler Fellowships at the end of this year. Amina Edris, Toni Marie Palmertree, Pene Pati, Brad Walker, Anthony Reed, Ronny Michael Greenberg and Jennifer Szeto will return to the program as 2017 Adler Fellows. 2016 Adler Fellow Noah Lindquist concluded his pianist/apprentice coach fellowship earlier this year.

Named for former San Francisco Opera General Director Kurt Herbert Adler, the Adler Fellowship Program is a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows, who are selected from the participants of the Merola Opera Program, also gain valuable professional experience by performing supporting roles in San Francisco Opera’s mainstage productions. The prestigious resident artist training program has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception.

Tickets and Information

Tickets for The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert are priced from $30 to $65 and are available at or by calling the San Francisco Opera Box Office at (415) 864-3330. $15 Student Rush tickets will be sold on the day of the performance from 11 a.m.–5:45 p.m. at the San Francisco Opera Box Office and from 6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre Box Office with valid ID, subject to availability.  Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. For public transportation information, visit and

For the complete press release, including complete program, calendar listing and artist bios, please view the attached PDF.