February 16, 2014 – San Francisco Opera Center Adler Fellows
2pm concert – 1:15 pre-concert forum with Dr. Aileen James
Sponsored by Hindi Greenberg & Deedee Ruxton, Jeff Leiter, Corinne Pryor, Barbara & Don Scoble, and Runbeck Election Services
“The prestigious program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception” ~ SF Opera
Each year, a select group of gifted singers from the SF Opera “Merola Program” is invited to continue their education as Adler Fellows. These young artists represent singers that the classical music world can expect to see on celebrated opera house stages throughout the world in the very near future.
“It’s always exciting to welcome a new group of Adlers, as the types of voices are always so varied and different, and this year, we are getting a bit of everything, from young dramatic voices to charming soubrettes, the wonderful talent pool continues at the Opera Center!” ~ San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald
San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced the thirteen recipients of the 2013 Adler Fellowship. The Adler Fellowship Program is a performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities throughout their fellowship. The Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious resident artist training program has nurtured the development of more than 150 young artists since its inception.
Founded in 1977 as the San Francisco Affiliate Artists-Opera Program, Adler Fellowships are performance-oriented residencies for the most advanced young singers and coach/accompanists. Under the guidance of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald, the Adler Fellowship Program offers intensive individual training and roles of increasing importance in San Francisco Opera’s main-stage season. Each year, a select group of exceptionally gifted singers from Merola Opera Program is invited to continue their education as Adler Fellows. With Merola participants selected from a pool of over 800 candidates, these young artists represent whom the classical music world can and should expect to see on celebrated opera house stages throughout the world in the very near future.