The Future Is Now Adler Fellows Gala Concert

 Release date: 12/1/2015

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

2015 Adler Fellowship Season Culminates December 12 at the Herbst Theatre

Adlers Gala Concert 2015.pdf   Photos Available

San Francisco Opera Center presents the culminating concert of the 2015 Adler Fellowship season, The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert, on Saturday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. The concert showcases the acclaimed Adler Fellows from San Francisco Opera Center’s prestigious young artist training program in a gala concert of opera scenes and arias—including works by Handel, Verdi, Rossini and Tchaikovsky—with Stephen Lord, music director of Opera Theatre of St. Louis,leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.

The Future Is Now features sopranos Julie Adams (Burbank, California), Jacqueline Piccolino (Palatine, Illinois) and Maria Valdes (Marietta, Georgia); mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde (Valmiera, Latvia) and Nian Wang (Nanjing, China); tenor Chong Wang (Shijiazhuang, China); baritones Edward Nelson (Santa Clarita, California) and Efraín Solís (Santa Ana, California); bass-baritone Matthew Stump (Goshen, Indiana); bass Anthony Reed (Alexandria, Minnesota); and pianists/apprentice coaches Ronny Michael Greenberg (Montreal, Canada) and Noah Lindquist (Brooklyn, New York). This concert marks the final performance by Jacqueline Piccolino, Maria Valdes, Chong Wang and Efraín Solís as San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows.

Named for former San Francisco Opera General Director Kurt Herbert Adler, the Adler Fellowship Program is a performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities throughout their fellowship. Adler Fellows also gain valuable professional experience by performing supporting roles in San Francisco Opera’s mainstage productions. The Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious resident artist training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception.

 Tickets and Information

Tickets for The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert are priced from $30 to $65 ($65 tickets are sold out) and may be purchased 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 Theater Box Office with valid ID, subject to availability.

Herbst Theatre is located at 401 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco. For more public transportation information, visit and If you plan on driving to the performance, take advantage of a special $5 event rate at Civic Center Garage which features an abundance of parking and is located a block away from the Herbst at 355 McAllister Street (between Polk and Larkin streets).

For the complete press release, casting and calendar, please view the attached PDF.