SOURCE: San Francisco Parlor Opera

April 18, 2008 13:56 ET

San Francisco Parlor Opera to Perform W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at San Francisco's Historic Zellerbach Home

Each Act Performed in a Different Room

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) - On May 1, 3, 22 and 24, 2008 San Francisco Parlor Opera will perform W.A. Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at 1550 Fell Street in the Historic Zellerbach mansion. Instead of the scenes changing on a dedicated stage, the audience will move from room to room as the story progresses. Acts I and II will take place in separate rooms of the attic. Act III will take place in the main floor parlor and Act IV will take place in the backyard garden. The opera will be performed in the original Italian. An English narration will precede each act.

The Zellerbach mansion was originally built in 1893 by Isadore Zellerbach. The current owner is Bonnie Spindler of Spindler Properties Inc. who generously donates the use of her home to SF Parlor Opera for these performances as part of her Salon Series for Emerging Artists.

San Francisco Parlor Opera is a small opera company founded in 2008 by Cole Grissom, Elizabeth O'Neill and Patricia Urbano and based in San Francisco. SF Parlor Opera performs operas in their original language to small audiences in private homes and other intimate settings. SF Parlor Opera is committed to carrying the power and beauty of opera in an immediate environment with the audience as close to the music and drama as possible.

Le Nozze di Figaro is the first production of San Francisco Parlor Opera. Mr. Grissom will sing the title role of Figaro and also serve as the stage director. Ms. Urbano will sing the role of Susanna. Ms. O'Neill will sing the role of Cherubino. The rest of the cast is as follows: Count Almaviva by Michael Beetham; the Countess by Marisol Urbano; Marcellina by Kathleen Moorehead; Dr. Bartolo by Efrain Lazcano; Barbarina by Olgalydia Urbano; Don Basilio by Daniel Pias; and Don Curzio by Neal Pascua. The music director is Jungmee Kim. Arnold Levinson will be the narrator.

Tickets are $40 each and available for purchase at For more information contact: Elizabeth O'Neill, 415.235.9178, Patricia Urbano, 408.425.2412, Cole Grissom, 817.721.6038,

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Elizabeth O'Neill
    Phone: 415.235.9178

    Patricia Urbano
    Phone: 408.425.2412

    Cole Grissom
    Phone: 817.721.6038

    Fax: 415.431.7144