Please join us for a west Edge Fundraiser

Sunday, May 21st at 3 pm

Featuring Baritone edward nelson and pianist ronny michael greenberg

at the historic Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts in Berkeley



The Event

The afternoon will begin at 3 p.m. with light refreshments, champagne, and wine, including Savage Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, a silver medal winner in the 2017 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, graciously donated by Michael and Gini Savage. 

At 3:30 pm Edward Nelson and Ronny Michael Greenberg will perform a short program that includes Duparc melodiés and excerpts from Thomas's Hamlet


Admission to this event is available with a donation of $175, of which $145 is tax deductible. 

 


The Performers

A Bay Area favorite with a broad reach, baritone Edward Nelson joins us May 21st to perform Duparc mélodies and excerpts from Thomas' Hamlet, which he performs with West Edge during this summer's Festival. Nelson recently completed his second-year as a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, and before that participated in the 2014 Merola Opera Program where he sang the title role of Don Giovanni.  In April 2017 Nelson performed Pelléas in Pelléas et Mélisande at Den Norke Opera and Ballet. He also recently performed Ferryman (Britten’s Curlew River) with the Mark Morris Dance Group/Tanglewood Music Festival. As an Adler Fellow he performed the roles of the Second Priest in The Magic Flute, Hermann Ortel in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, L'Ami in Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher, and Moralès in Carmen. During that same season he created the role of Lieutenant John Buckley in the world premiere of Marco Tutino’s Two Women.  

Pianist Ronny Michael Greenberg, a third year San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, has been heard in opera houses and concert halls around the world. Recently he was featured on the War Memorial Stage with San Francisco Ballet performing Valses Poéticos by Granados as part of their 2017 Season Opening Gala. His performance experience includes guest soloist appearances with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, concerts at Steinway Hall, the Schubert Hall at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and the Canadian Museum of Civilization for the Glenn Gould Exhibit. Since arriving in the Bay Area, he has performed for the David Gockley Gala Celebration Dinner, the Human Rights Watch, the ‘Do List’ at KQED, ChamberWorks, Noe Valley Chamber Music, Musica Marin, and LiederAlive. As a participant of the 2014 Merola Opera Program, he coached the world premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire (reduced orchestration) and Don Giovanni. Mr. Greenberg offically will join San Francisco Opera's music staff this summer and will contribute on Verdi’s Rigoletto and in the fall on Turandot and La Traviata. He holds a Masters from the Yale School of Music and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Vocal Accompaniment from Manhattan School of Music.