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Waffle With Bach and Pergolesi

October 8, 2013

Waffle's Angela Jarosz, Chelsea Hollow, Ted Zoldan, and Jordan Eldredge in Mozart’s <em>Der Schauspieldirektor</em> Photo by Paul ValmoresDo not waffle in heading to the First Congregational Church on Polk on Oct. 18, 20, 25, and 27 to catch concerts opening Waffle Opera's third season. Really? You didn't know Waffle has been at it that long?

Sure has, and these concerts, featuring young artists from the Bay Area, many from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, offer a fine program, plus the usual waffle reception with the cast after the concert.

On the program: Bach's Coffee Cantata, a father's struggle to break his daughter's ever-increasing caffeine habit; and Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona, a melodic-comic tale entertaining audiences since 1733.

The official story of Waffle Opera:

Founded by a group of friends who realized that fine singing, acting, and breakfast foods were even better when offered up together.

As young artists in a time when many opera companies are closing their doors, we feel it is important to create our own opportunities and advocate for the art form we love. In this spirit, we present our brand of intimate, exciting opera, featuring the rising stars of the Bay Area.

Janos Gereben appreciates news tips, corrections, and words of encouragement at [email protected].