Madness & Mayhem

January 26 2024


Madness and Mayhem

Mad Scenes from Baroque Opera

Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano
Hadleigh Adams, baritone

$300 RESERVED TABLE (up to 3 guests)

When & Where

Friday January 26 2024
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. • add to your calendar

The Green Room in the
San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

SFBaroque is American Bach's newest innovation in audience performance experiences. An offshoot of the core of American Bach Soloists, the group's name represents both the new ensemble's musicians and a bold new performance style that welcomes non-traditional classical music audiences and all who seek an informal, fun, and dramatically powerful adventure. This season, the events take place in the spectacular Green Room in San Francisco's Herbst Theatre / War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. 

About the Music

Mad Scenes are among the most exciting moments in opera! Characters express their mental distractions with high notes, low notes, fast notes, and passionate conviction. In the hands of Baroque masters like Handel and Vivaldi, those moments create pinnacles of drama that tear at your heartstrings as if the characters are people that we know. Sarah Coit and Hadleigh Adams will bring you unforgettable experiences as they move throughout the room and among the audience, delivering gripping theatrics from only an arm's distance away. Of course, specialty cocktails will be designed for the night's theme, and casual cafe-style seating offers easy mingling with the performers.

Madness and Mayhem

About the Artists 

Sarah Coit: "a longtime local treasure who outdid herself with a blazing and tender performance" (San Francisco Chronicle), "flowed with confident legato and beautiful ornamentation" (Opera News)

Hadleigh Adams: "dark strength and supple, expressive tone" (Opera News), "simply beguiling" (The Guardian), "the masterful beauty of his singing were irresistible" (San Francisco Chronicle)

The Music

Arias from:

Handel's Ariodante, Hercules, Orlando, Serse, and Teseo

Vivaldi's Il Bajazet


182 Howard Street, #536
San Francisco, CA 94105


Phone: +1 (415) 621 7900 
Fax: +1 (415) 621 7920