When: Mon., Oct. 3, 7:30-9 p.m. 2016
Famed music historian Dr. Richard Taruskin will take the mystery out of San Francisco Opera’s upcoming performances of Leos Janacek’s powerful "Makropolus Case". The heroine is a seductive diva whose magical elixir granting her eternal youth is wearing off. Regardless of whether you’re a new or experienced opera lover, Dr. Taruskin, a favorite with local audiences, will share his understanding of this music by providing musical and historical highlights. The 7:30 PM program, sponsored by the Marin Chapter of the San Francisco Opera Guild, is open to the public. Tickets are available at the door, and no reservations are required.