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Composer in Residence
Festival Opera's first-ever composer in residence is Wang Jie, whose new chamber opera, Rated R for Rat will receive its World Premiere here in 2017 and will be previewed in workshops later this year. Click here to learn more about Jie and her innovative work.

Alfredo's father, Giorgio Germont (Nicolai janitzky) pleads with Violetta (Rebecca Davis) to leave his son in La Traviata.

Violetta (Rebecca Davis) and Alfredo (Andrew Whitfield) lead the toast in La Traviata.

Surprise, It's Opera!
On Saturday, December 11, 2010, shoppers at San Francisco's Ferry Building were treated to an unexpected performance of Verdi's Libiamo from La Traviata. Tenor Christopher Jackson, soprano Kaileen Miller and the Festival Opera Chorus delighted an unsuspecting holiday crowd. See the video of this fun event on Festival Opera's YouTube channel!