Monday, April 28, 2008

April 28 - Opera America Bay Area Workshop

Opera America Bay Area Workshop (April 28, 2008), third meeting, sponsored by San Francisco Opera, at the War Memorial Opera House.

Marketing Task Force, led by Joan, in Choral Rehearsal Room in The War Memorial Opera House Annex (The Patch)

Participants to right of Joan (including representative of Opera San Jose)

Participants to left (including representative of Mendocino Opera)

Participants to extreme left (including representatives of Pocket Opera and Fresno Grand Opera)

Luncheon Main Meeting - Participants to right (with representatives of Lamplighters, Pocket Opera, Opera San Jose, and Fresno Grand Opera)

Participants to left (including representatives of San Francisco Conservatory and Opera America)

Participants to extreme left (including Nina Schuman of Cinebar Opera, Joan, David Ostwald, and representative of Mendocino Opera)

Tour of San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, downstage looking out into the house.

Offstage right

Offstage left


Lobby, with banner for San Francisco Ballet Festival of New Works -- one can only wonder when such a festival would be part of an SF Opera Season....).

Balcony corridor vortex

Holding forth in the balcony

Balcony view down to orchestra pit and stage (N.B. the two pianos and harpsichord as part of the pit set-up for New Works Festival -- looks great!)

Balcony view, audience left

More holding forth

Lower level dining

Lower level performers' lounge, with ping pong and vending machines (which means that Leonora, Radames, Tristan, Mimi, Anne Trulove, Wozzeck, Susan B. Anthony, and Gandhi may have just entered stage after making a set point or swigging a Coke),

board games and paddles (or saying "Triple word score!" or "Checkmate!" or "Ouch!").

Understage Organ Blower Door

Understage Harps

Understage 40 Legs, 50 Legs

Understage Orchestra Pit Door, close and cloudy

Understage Orchestra Pit Door, far and focused

Upon departure: Formal Continental-style garden between War Memorial Opera House and Herbst Theater, looking toward City Hall

Harriet March Page, of Goat Hall Productions / San Francisco Cabaret Opera, outside of the War Memorial

Related material at, dated 4/28/08

Saturday, April 26, 2008

April 26 - Chamber Arts Works-in-Progress 4/08

[Alex Katzman, Alix Jerinic]

Works-In-Progress, Chamber Arts House, Berkeley, CA
Eliza O'Malley, Currator

[Tisha Page, Harriet March Page]

[Friend-of -Alix, Alix Jerinic, Deborah, Meghan Dibble]

[Alex Katzman, Tisha Page]

[Richard Mix]

[Alex Katzman, Richard Mix]

Program includes

Leonard Bernstein's Old Lady's Jewish Tango (I Am Easily Assimilated) from Candide,
sung by Harriet March Page,

and Mark Alburger's Sylvia Dryer from San Rafael News.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

April 19 - The Red Horse

Don't Miss The Red Horse on April 19th!

Red means War.
Red also means Domestic Strife, Battles with Depression,
and "The Red Horse District,"
where fillies of the night hang out!

Come and enjoy
Goat Hall Productions:
San Francisco Cabaret Opera's
Horsewomen of the Apocalypse:

The Red Horse

8pm, Saturday, April 19, 2008, at
St. Gregory of Nyssa Church
500 De Haro Street
San Francisco, CA

An exciting evening of new and pre-owned music sung by an amazing all-female cast.
Free champagne at our cabaret tables and "reddish" culinary delights.
Refreshments and wine available to all.

Composers: Mark Alburger, Benjamin Britten, Allan Crossman, Sheli Nan,
John Partridge, Zach Watkins, Judith Weir, and Kurt Weill (lyrics by Bertolt Brecht)

Singers: (in order of appearance) Marilyn Pratt, Sarah Hutchison, Harriet March Page, Janet Lohr, Meghan Dibble, Eliza O'Malley, Elizatbeth Henry, Kristen Jones, Erin (Kat) Cornelius

Cabaret table - $25 per person
Single seat - $20 general admission;
$15 studets and seniors

Call (415) 289-6877 for reservations.
Reservations recommended if you want a table;
otherwise, just come to the Church and pay at the door.

Visit our website at:
Further information at:


Mark Alburger's

Antigone: III-V (after Sophocles and Jean Anouilh)


The Bald Soprano: XIII. The Fire (after Eugene Ionesco),

Benjamin Britten's The Trees That Grow So High,

Allen Crossman's The Log of the Skipper's Wife,

G.F. Handel's Piangero,

a song from John Kander's Cabaret,

Sheli Nan's Saga,

John Partridge's Mary's Song,

two songs of Zach Watkins,

Judith Weir's King Harald's Saga;

and songs by Kurt Weill (to lyrics of Bertolt Brecht) from
The Threepenny Opera and
Happy End

Rehearsal shots, 4/7/08,
Chamber Arts House, Berkeley, CA

[Elizabeth Henry, Allen Crossman, Harriet March Page]

[Eliza O'Malley]

[Janet Lohr, Kat Cornelius (in medias Soprano Fire)]


San Rafael News: X. Sylvia Dryer (Henry)


Sylvia Dryer
White female 79 years 5 2 100 pounds

Sylvia Dryer
Short gray hair page boy style blue eyes partially blind

Sylvia also suffers from Alzheimers
And a severe case of asthma probably in need of her medication

Sylvia Dryer
Clothing black and blue flowered dress
White cloth jacket brown leather sandals

Last seen around 3:30 pm yesterday
Near Ted's Bar in San Anselmo

Missing from a residential rest home located on
West End Avenue in San Rafael

Any information please call
San Rafael Police at
(415) 485-3000

Dress Rehearsal and Production Shots....

Horsewomen of the Apocalypse: The Red Horse including (in performance above) Kurt Weill's Surabaya Johnny (sung by Harriet March Page [third from left], with Kristen Jones, Janet Lohr, Eliza O'Malley, Kat Cornelius, and Alan Crossman [piano]),

at colorful St. Gregory's Church, San Francisco (above -- with Cornelius, Elizabeth Henry, and Crossman -- and most shots below from the dress rehearsal in late afternoon),

replete with frescoes of dancing saints (a quixotic, locally determined mix including Lady Godiva), the program being:

Judith Weir - King Harald's Saga
(Marilyn Pratt)

Carlysle Floyd - Susanna: Trees on the Mountain
(Sarah Hutchison, with Meghan Dibble and Page)

John Partridge - Harden Not Your Hearts:

Mary's Solo
(Page, with Dibble)

John Kander - Cabaret: What Would You Do?
(Janet Lohr, second from left, with Hutchison and Page)

Zachary Watkins - More Songs of Woe

Mark Alburger
III. What Are You Doing at This Hour?
IV. Aren't You Well?
(O'Malley, Antigone
Henry, Ismene)

V. Where Is Your Pain, My Dear?
(Eliza O'Malley, Antigone
Harriet March Page, Nurse)

The Bald Soprano
XVIII. The Fire
(Cornelius [right], with Jones)

Allan Crossman - The Log of the Skippers Wife
(Henry, Crossman)

Sheli Nan - Saga: Portrait of a 21st-Century Child
(Eliza O'Malley, Mother)

(Meghan Dibble, Child)

Benjamin Britten - The Trees That Grow So High

Kurt Weill
The Threepenny Opera
Pirate Jenny
(Lohr, with Jones, Cornelius, O'Malley, and Page)

Jealosy Duet
(Jones, Cornelius)

Lucy's Aria
(O'Malley, with Lohr, Jones)

Happy End
Surabaya Johnny
(Page, Crossman, with Cornelius, Jones)

Song of Mandalay
Jones, O'Malley, Cornelius, Page

(Lohr, Jones, O'Malley, Cornelius, Page)