The Italian Connection with the San Francisco Opera House

Oct 13, 2021 104

BY: Maria Gloria Rando

Dear Readers,

Opera Season, after a long shutdown, opened recently in San Francisco with Puccini’s Tosca, to a fully vaccinated and masked audience of two thousand.

This was the S.F. Opera’s 99th season, but without my friend Joe Brucia’s father and his friends, back in 1922, the S.F. Opera seasons may have been slow getting started. San Francisco’s Operatic “Storia Segreta” reached a belated but beautiful finale in 2003 when at a spectacular civic ceremony and luncheon in the majestic S.F. War Memorial Opera and Lobby, a beautifully sculpted, three-foot-tall bronze plaque was installed and unveiled for all to see.

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