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Summer performances at San Francisco Opera

21 May 2016 — This summer, René Pape makes his highly anticipated return to the San Francisco Opera, as Philip II in Verdi's epic masterpiece, Don Carlo. Performances take place June 12, 15, 18, 21 & 24, with a spectacular international cast including Michael Fabiano in the title role, Ana María Martínez as Elisabetta, Nadia Krasteva as Princess Eboli, and Mariusz Kwiecien as Rodrigo.

Video selections from other productions of Don Carlo can be seen via SFOpera's website, including a clip of Mr. Pape singing "Ella giammai m'amò." This remains a signature role for René, whose previous portrayals have been widely acclaimed by audiences and critics across the globe:"The other luxury casting was once again the presence of René Pape as the character of Philip II. For me, he is one of the best interpreters of the role in years - if not the best of them all . . ." (Beckmesser)

René is also a featured soloist in a celebratory Gala Concert, honoring San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and his retirement from the company. The performance takes place on June 16 and highlights an acclaimed roster of San Francisco Opera favorites, including Renée Fleming, Patricia Racette, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick, Eric Owens and more. Tickets and additional information are available at the following link.