← San Francisco Opera
June 4–6, 2018
Explore The Ring of the Nibelung in a 90-minute presentation by Simon Williams.
Throughout the Bay Area.
Varies by location. Please see below.
The Redwoods, 40 Camino Alto, Mill Valley
$10 per lecture. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.
For more information, contact Tenki Davis at (415) 457-1118 or email@example.com.
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Free, no reservations required.
For more information, contact the Opera Guild at (415) 565-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Availability subject to change.
First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
For more information, contact Karen Burtness-Prak at (650) 329-1374 or email@example.com.
Addison-Penzak JCC Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Suite 201, Los Gatos
Free to San Jose Opera Guild and JCC members, $10 for general public. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.
For more information, contact Steve Zilles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette$10 per lecture or $50 for six lectures. Tickets are available at the door, no reservations required.
For more information, contact Anne Gomes at (510) 595-3715 or email@example.com.
Simon Williams is a professor in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is internationally recognized as an authority on the history of acting and Shakespearean performance, as well as on opera as drama and on the history of operatic staging. He has lectured worldwide on Wagner, having served as English-language audience lecturer at the Bayreuth Festival, and he has spoken on a wide range of operas at opera houses and opera guilds worldwide. He currently serves as principal speaker at the annual Opera at Oakhurst weekend in the California Sierras and speaks regularly at the Wagner in der Wildnis weekends sponsored by the Wagner Society of Washington DC. He has served for several years as the Opera News critic for Los Angeles and Santa Fe. He is the author of four books on German theater, including two books on Wagner, the co-editor of the first History of German Theatre in English (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and is chief editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage Actors and Acting. He was recently appointed co-editor of the book series Cambridge Studies in Modern Theatre. He sits on the editorial board of The Wagner Journal and Leitmotif. He is also an active director of opera and spoken drama.
Opera Previews are sponsored by the East Bay, Marin, Peninsula and San Francisco Chapters of San Francisco Opera Guild, and the San Jose Opera Guild.
Questions? Please contact (415) 565-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.