A picnic of fried chicken, garlic fries and strawberry shortcake.  A beautiful ballpark by the bay.  And an elegant production of Il Trovatore.  Where can you have all three in one place?

Only in San Francisco.

Opera at the Ballpark

It was a real San Francisco treat to be one of the 25,000 opera fans at AT&T park who joined the 3,000 more at the Opera House for one of the city’s most-loved operas, Verdi’s Il Trovatore.  The San Francisco Opera production, a debut for music director Nicola Luisotti, was brilliant.  The women of the production shined with powerful and moving performances.

Opera at the ballpark proved yet again that the city is in love with the opera.  And that I am in love with the city.

Here is a link for more information about San Francisco Opera’s packed fall season.