The Civic Center CBD will end the “People in Plazas” Concert Series on a high note with a group from San Francisco Opera on Wednesday, November 4 from 12:00 -1:00 pm. There will be several high notes actually.
Representing San Francisco Opera:
The Eos Ensemble with Adler Fellow Zanda Svede
- Excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen with mezzo and string quartet
- Movements from Debussy String Quartet and Mozart String Quartet
- Mozart’s The Magic Flute Overture
Three of the four are SF Opera Orchestra members
Latvian mezzo-soprano Zanda Švēde is a second-year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and an alumna of the 2013 Merola Opera Program. She made her Company debut in 2014 as Flora Bervoix in La Traviata and returned as Tisbe (La Cenerentola). She also created the role of Lena in the 2015 world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women. Roles in her repertoire include the title role of Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, Endimione (Cavalli’s La Calisto), and the title role of Massenet’s Cléopâtre. On the concert stage she has appeared as a soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Liszt’s Missa Coronationalis. Švēde has studied at the Latvian Academy of Music in Riga; the Manhattan Summer Voice Festival in New York; Scuola Italia in Urbania, Italy; and the Tyrolean Opera Program in Austria.