Antony & Cleopatra
September 10 - October 5
She was his queen.
He was her downfall.
A Roman general and an Egyptian queen embark on a torrid romance, one that will disrupt alliances, end marriages, and spark a pitiless war that gives rise to a new leader, Caesar.
San Francisco Opera’s 100th Season begins with John Adams‘ thrilling new opera, commissioned for the Company’s centennial and conducted by Music Director Eun Sun Kim, including Julia Bullock as Cleopatra and Gerald Finley as Antony.
Libretto by John Adams from Shakespeare with supplementary passages from Plutarch, Virgil and and other classical texts. Libretto consultation by Elkhanah Pulitzer and Lucia Scheckner.
Sung in English with English supertitles.