Chorus Information


Handel Opera Company

Bruce Wetmore

Information last updated: 2008-06-01
Status: Current

Basic Information

Description: This is a professional company, open to the general public by audition.
Year Estab: 1985
Mission: To present G. F. Handel's Operas in a style which reflects the most current research as to staging, singing, and orchestral interpretation.
Emphasis: In particular, the Operas of G.F. Handel; in general, Opera from Monteverdi through Mozart.
Size: Choruses in Handel's operas are GENERALLY sung by
Auditions: Yes, to be arranged with the Artistic Director. They are held at any time of year, and inlcude one or two fast " Italian arias from Handel's Italian Operatic output; one "slow " Italian Aria from Handel's Italian Operatic output. "
Dues: No
Dress: Orchestra: black-tie or to be arranged per opera; Soloists: To be decided per each production.
Rehearsals: To be arranged per each set of productions, TBA, TBA, ,


Type of Music: Early Music
Type of Chorus: Opera/Theater
Rehearse City: San Francisco
Region: San Francisco
Audition Req'd: Y

Chorus Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2786 Broadway, San Francisco, 94115-1105
Phone: (415) 337-4179

Other Information

Related Groups: Not at present.
Bibliography: The Handel Opera Company gave its first production (concert-dress) on February 23, 1985 on Handel's 300th Birthday with his opera Faramondo (1738) in an English translation by Guy Pugh (Arias) and Bruce Wetmore (Recitative), Bruce Wetmore conducting an orchestra of original instruments. " "