Zanda Svede

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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.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, September 10, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Mozart's The Magic Flute staring Sarah Shafer as Pamina, Paul Appleby as Tamino, Efraín Solís as Papageno, Alfred Reiter as Sarastro, and Albina Shagimuratova as The Queen of the Night. This production also features Greg Fedderly as Monostatos, Jacqueline Piccolino as First Lady, Nian Wang as Second Lady, Zanda Švēde as Third Lady, and Maria Valdes as Papagena.

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Airs Saturday, August 27, at 12 noon. This week the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are featured in Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor, staring Nadine Sierra in the title roll with Piotr Beczala as Edgardo, Brian Mulligan as Enrico, and Nicolas Testé as Raimondo. This performance also features Zanda Švēde as Alisa, AJ Glueckert as Normanno, and Chong Wang as Arturo. The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus are under the direction of Nicola Luisotti with stage direction from Michael Cavanagh and Ian Robertson as chorus master.

Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera

Airs Saturday, October 10, at 12 noon. This week from the San Francisco Opera we present Gioachino Rossini's beloved fairytale, La Cenerentola (Cinderella) starring Karine Deshayes in the title role, René Barbera as Don Ramiro, and Efrain Solis as Dandini, with Carlos Chausson in the role of Don Magnifico, Christian Van Horn as Alidoro, Maria Valdes plays Clorinda, and Zanda Svede as Tisbe. Gregory Fortner directs and the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of Jesus López-Cobos and Ian Robertson as Chorus Master. Dianne Nicolini will host.

Airs Saturday, October 18 at 12 noon. This week on the San Francisco Opera we feature Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece La Traviata, starring Ailyn Pérez as Violetta Valery, Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo Germont, Zanda Svede as Flora Bervoix, Dale Travis as Baron Douphol, and Hadleigh Adams as Marqius D'Obigny. This production also features Andrew Craig Brown as Doctor Grenvil, and Erin Johnson as Annina. Nicola Luisotti leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Dianne Nicolini will host.