Edward Nelson

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Airs Saturday, September 30, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Bright Sheng's Dream Of The Red Chamber starring Yijie Shi in the role of Bao Yu and Purem Jo as Dai Yu, with Hyona Kim as Lady Wang, Karen Chia-Ling Ho as Princess Jia, Qiulin Zhang as Granny Jia, Yanyu Guo as Aunt Xue, and The Monk with be performed by Randall Nakano. The Flowers and Handmaidens are Amina Edris, Toni Marie Palmertree, and Zanda Svede. The Stones and Eunuchs are Pene Pati, Alex Boyer, and Edward Nelson.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chénier starring Yonghoon Lee as Andrea Chénier, Anna Pirozzi as Maddalena, George Gagnize as Gérard, J’Nai Bridges as Bersi, Joel Sorensen as The Incredible, Jill Grove as Madelon, David Pershall as Roucher, and Catherine Cook as Contessa di Coigny. Also apprearing are Robert Pomakov, Alex Boyer, Edward Nelson, Anthony Reed, Matthew Stump, Brad Walker, and Anders Frölich.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 12 noon. The American Opera Series from WFMT continues with the San Francisco Opera and a production of Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini starring Lianna Haroutounian as Cio-Cio-San, Vincenzo Costanzo as Pinkerton, Zanda Svede as Suzuki, and Anthony Clark Evans as Sharpless. This production also features Julius Ahn as Goro , Raymond Aceto as The Bonze, Edward Nelson as Yamadori, Julie Adams as Kate Pinkerton, Matthew Stump as The Imperial Commissioner, and Jere Torkelsen as The Official Registrar.

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Airs Saturday, September 24, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in a double bill with Gordon Getty's Usher House and Claude Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher starring Brian Mulligan as Roderick Usher, Jason Bridges as Edgar Allan Poe, and Jacqueline Piccolino as Madeline Usher / Lady Madeline, with Anthony Reed as Doctor Primus, Joel Sorensen as Le Médecin, and Edward Nelson as L'Ami. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Lawrence Foster.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 17, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Gioachino Rossini's Barber of Seville staring Lucas Meachem as Figaro, Daniela Mack as Rosina, René Barbera as Count Almaviva, and Alessandro Corbelli as Doctor Bartolo. The production also features Andrea Silvestrelli as Don Basilio, Catherine Cook as Berta, Edward Nelson as Fiorello, Efraín Solís in the role of Ambrogio, and Matthew Stump plays An officer.