The Hillwood Herald is the news blog of Hillwood Academic Day School. Written and published by the school’s upper grades (fifth through eighth), this blog tracks student, staff, and family happenings at the school.
Friday, January 18, 2013
MEFISTOFELE at the San Francisco Opera
Ever heard of Goethe? What about Faust? The San Francisco Opera proudly presents Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito. The cast includes Ildar Abdrazakov, Ramon Vargas, and Patricia Racette. The story is based on Goethe's genius play Faust. There is an opera called Faust by Charles Gounod. A few years ago, Patricia Racette starred in Gounod's Faust as Margarita in the SF Opera. This year, she stars as Margarita just in Boito's Mefistofele. The performance is conducted by Nicola Luisotti.