San Francisco Opera in the Ballpark 2016
We are excited to be a part of this year’s San Francisco Opera at the Ballpark for the 3rd time.
About the event:
The SF Opera will take over the entire AT&T Park in San Francisco to fill it with free opera on Saturday, July 2nd!
“This free performance of Bizet’s Carmen will be simulcast live from the War Memorial Opera House. Join 30,000 fellow attendees for an unforgettable evening of opera – and garlic fries – under the stars. Choose between sitting on the field or in the stands!” More information here.
What will Smule be doing:
As we do every year, we will do a recording of a sing-along of “Take Me Out to the Opera” featuring the entire ballpark of 30,000 participants singing together. That’s the largest group performance on Sing and you can be apart of it.
Sing with the Artists:
Sing Habanera with Irene Roberts (title role of Carmen)
“Mezzo-soprano Irene Roberts made her San Francisco Opera debut as Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in 2013. More recently, during the 2015–16 season, Roberts joined the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin where she appeared as Carmen, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro. She also returned to Palm Beach Opera for her role debut as the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, and made her debut at London’s Wigmore Hall in recital with tenor Bryan Hymel and pianist Julius Drake.” – See more on Irene Roberts
Michael Sumuel (Escamillo in Carmen)
“Bass-baritone Michael Sumuel made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2011 with the world premiere of Christopher Theofanidis’ Heart of a Soldier and Handel’s Xerxes. Highlights of recent seasons include his Lyric Opera of Chicago debut as Masetto in a new production of Don Giovanni, Papageno in The Magic Flute at Houston Grand Opera, and as Junius in The Rape of Lucretia at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. – See more about Michael
You can sing with him on Smule on June 21st!
“Italian-American mezzo-soprano Ginger Costa-Jackson made her San Francisco Opera debut in 2012 as Nancy T’ang, First Secretary to Mao in Nixon in China. Recent highlights of the past two seasons include Metropolitan Opera performances as Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana, and debuts at Vancouver Opera, Virginia Opera, and Opera Grand Rapids in the title role of Carmen.” – See more about Ginger