Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.
As part of Opera Aficionado, our Interactive Lectures Series gives opera-goers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, allowing attendees to dialogue with fellow opera lovers, experts, and special guests. Each month will be focused on a concept or theme relevant to all of us.
with Aria Umezawa, Stage Director & Former Adler Fellow
Former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Aria Umezawa returns to Opera Aficionado for a woman’s perspective on this Mozart masterpiece. As our Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy continues, we’ll take a look at the gender roles and stereotypes that pervade this classical favorite and discuss how it stands and survives in the contemporary world of cancel culture.