Opera Talk: "Fidelio"
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About the Event
This event is available for Academy Members and their invited guests. Please RSVP your attendance for this indoor event.
ABOUT THE EVENT
Going to the opera? Club member, Mark Streshinsky, General Director of West Edge Opera and former SF Opera staffer, gets you ready with insight and information about Beethoven’s Fidelio which will be performed at San Francisco Opera October 14-30.
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Members are welcome to bring up to (5) guests per Club visit. They may be Members or non-members.
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ABOUT MARK STRESHINSKY
General and Artistic Director of West Edge Opera since 2010, Mark has directed many productions for the company most recently Eliogabalo by Francesco Cavalli. Mark has been on the staging staffs of several large opera companies including San Francisco Opera, The Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera and New York City Opera. He has directed his own productions for Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Boston Baroque, Cincinnati Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. For the Reina Sofia Opera House in Valencia, Spain he directed Massenet’s Manon. Mark has worked with students at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale Graduate School of Opera and the Peabody Institute. For The Crucible in Oakland, Mark created Machine – a fire opera for which he wrote the libretto and directed and produced the huge fiery production. An advocate and supporter of new opera, Mark has directed two major world premieres: Anna Karenina by David Carlson and Colin Graham for Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and most recently, Rev 23 by Julian Wachner and Cerise Jacobs for White Snake Projects in Boston. He is one of the creators and curators of Aperture, the online commissioning and development platform for new opera.