Concert program for three performances by the San Franciso Opera Company during the 1941 season beginning October 2nd. The repertoire included Manon by Jules Massenet and conducted by Gaetano Merola. On October 3rd, Tannhauser by Richard Wagner was performed and included the entire San Francisco Opera Ballet. The music was conducted by Erich Leinsdorf. Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi and conducted by Gennaro Papi was performed October 4th.
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ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU PRESENTS SEASON 1941 San Francisco OPERA Company GAETANO MEROLA GENERAL DIRECTOR MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM San Francisco Opera Company GAETANO MEROLA General Director PAUL POSZ Business Manager Principal Artists APPEARING IN PORTLAND SOPRANOS AND CONTRALTOS KARIN BRANZ ELL GRACE MOORE IRRA PETINA STELLA ROMAN BIDU SAYAO THELMA VOTIPKA TENORS JUSSI BJOERLING KARL LAUFKOETTER ANTHONY MARLOWE LAURITZ MELCHIOR RAOUL JOBIN BARITONES AND BASSES LORENZO ALVEARY JOHN BROWNLEE GEORGE CEHANOVSKY JULIUS HUEHN LAWRENCE TIBBETT CONDUCTORS GAETANO MEROLA GENNARO PAPI ASSISTANT CONDUCTORS FRITZ BERENS PIETRO CIMARA ANTONIO DELL'OREFICE HERMANN WEIGERT TECHNICAL AND STAGE DIRECTOR ARMANDO AGNINI STAGE DIRECTOR HERBERT GRAF ASSISTANT STAGE DIRECTOR ETIENNE BARON E CHORUS MASTER GIACOMO SPADONI BALLET MASTER WILLAM CHRISTENSEN PRODUCTION COMPTROLLER STANLEY MacLEWEE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA COMPANY First Annual Portland Season OCTOBER 2 - 3 - 4, 1941 PORTLAND MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM REPERTOIRE THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 2, at 8:15 Manon By JULES MASSENET Conductor: MEROLA MOORE, JOBIN, BROWNLEE, ALVARY, CEHANOVSKY, LAUFKOETTER FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 3, at 8:00 Tannhauser By RICHARD WAGNER Conductor: LEINSDORF ROMAN, BRANZELL, MELCHIOR, HUEHN, ALVARY, ENTIRE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA BALLET SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, at 8:15 Rigoletto By GIUSEPPE VERDI Conductor: PAPI TIBBETT, SAYAO, BJOERLING. PETINA, ALVARY, VOTIPKA, CEHANOVSKY, MARLOWE REPERTOIRE AND CASTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE Greetings to the music loving public of Portland The San Francisco Opera Association will achieve a long desired ambition this Autumn when it sends the San Francisco Opera Company on its first tour of the Pacific Coast. Nineteen years ago the Opera Association was formed by a group of public spirited citizens who believed it possible to create an opera company that would meet a definite music need of the West. Year by year the San Francisco Opera Company has grown in stature. Some nine years ago the people of San Francisco rewarded the company's efforts by giving it a six million dollar Opera House as its home —one of the finest equipped and most modern opera houses in the world. Today the San Francisco Opera Company is second to none in artistic quality. Its principals are for the most part stars of the Metropolitan Opera Company. The chorus and ballet have won the acclaim of critics; the properties, costumes and lighting effects represent the last word in production resourcefulness. Although it has cost several millions of dollars to bring the company to its present state of maturity, the San Francisco Opera Association is offering the company and the best of its repertoire to a selected number of Pacific Coast cities at less than touring cost. Civic leaders in Portland, Seattle, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Pasadena have accepted the offer. The San Francisco Opera Association welcomes this opportunity to share its company with the friends of good music in these cities. The extent of public support in the communities visited will determine the frequency and length of subsequent seasons. Portland Management ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU, FRANK E. ANDREWS, President ALL PERFORMANCES IN PORTLAND MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM Thicket Prices Main Floor Second Balcony CENTER SECTIONS B-C— 1st 10 Rows. .$6.00 CENTER SECTIONS E-F-G............$3.00 CENTER SECTIONS B-C—Last 23 Rows. 5.00 SIDE SECTIONS—First 4 Rows.......... 2.00 SIDE SECTIONS A-D—33 Rows......... 4.00 SIDE SECTIONS—Last 5 Rows.......... 1.50 First Balcony CENTER SECTIONS E E C............$4.00 SIDE SECTIONS....................... 3.00 Tax exempt Box Office Now, Ellison-White Bureau, 402 Studio Bldg., BEacon 0537 Box Office after September 22, J. H. Gill Co., ATwater 8681 ORDER BLANK — DETACH AND MAIL ELLISON-WHITE BUREAU, 402 Studio Building, Portland, Oregon — BEacon 0537 Please reserve the following tickets for the San Francisco Opera: TICKETS PRICE LOCATION "Manon", October 2 "Tannhauser", October 3 "Rigoletto", October 4 Enclosed find Payment in full Name Address Date Telephone Operas and casts subject to change without notice. No refunds will be made on tickets purchased, nor deposits on tickets held for purchase. The operas, "Manon" and "Rigoletto", will start at 8:15 P. M. and no persons will be seated during the first act of these operas. "Tannhauser" is an opera of about four hours in length and will therefore start at 8:00 P. M. and late comers will not be seated during the first act, so please be prompt.
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October 2, 1941
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