2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals Series concludes on April 30

Release date: 4/6/2017    


Pianist Warren Jones and Vocal Artists Amina Edris, Amitai Pati and Andrew G. Manea

Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., Taube Atrium Theater

Presented by San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program

Schwabacher April 30.pdf  Photos Available  

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire. Within the intimate Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera, soprano Amina Edris, tenor Amitai Pati and baritone Andrew G. Manea will perform a selection of romantic songs and duets by Gioachino Rossini, Giuseppe Verdi, Francesco Santoliquido, Georges Bizet, Reynaldo Hahn and Gabriel Fauré.

The April 30 recital is the fourth and final presentation of the 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series at the Taube Atrium Theater, which boasts the innovative Meyer Sound Constellation® acoustic system.

As one of the leading collaborative pianists in the world, Warren Jones regularly performs with many of today’s best-known artists including Stephanie Blythe, Bo Skovhus and Eric Owens, and has partnered with performers such as Marilyn Horne, Kathleen Battle, Samuel Ramey, Barbara Bonney and James Morris. His commitment to supporting young performers has led to a long and distinguished affiliation with Merola Opera Program and San Francisco Opera Center.

Egypt-born New Zealand soprano and second-year Adler Fellow Amina Edris made her San Francisco Opera debut as Frasquita in 2016’s Carmen and recently appeared as Tina in Jonathan Dove’s Flight with Opera Parallèle. She will portray Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto with San Francisco Opera this summer from May 31 to July 1. Tenor Amitai Pati is a first-year Adler Fellow who also hails from New Zealand. He will make his Company debut in Rigoletto as the courtier Borsa alongside his sister-in-law Amina Edris and brother Pene Pati (The Duke of Mantua). Romanian-American baritone and first-year Adler Fellow Andrew G. Manea was a 2016 participant in the Merola Opera Program and was recently a semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Manea will make his San Francisco Opera debut as Marullo in Rigoletto.

Since 1983, the Schwabacher Debut Recitals have introduced the artistry of many acclaimed international singers including Anna Netrebko, Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Brian Asawa and Thomas Hampson. The annual series showcases exemplary artists who have participated in the prestigious training programs of the San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program, whose performance-oriented residencies offer intensive individual coaching and performance opportunities to young professional international artists. The recitals allow Bay Area audiences to experience exciting young talent perform a wide-ranging and eclectic repertoire of song literature in the intimate setting of the Taube Atrium Theater. 

The Schwabacher Debut Recitals are endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of the late James Schwabacher and sponsored by the Jack H. Lund Charitable Trust. A celebrated Bay Area singer, recitalist, scholar and teacher, James Schwabacher was a co-founder of the Merola Opera Program.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

For the complete press release, including calendar listing, please view the attached PDF.