Bill Burden (Merola '91) dazzled Merola audiences with his golden voice and compelling stage presence. In the years since he has gone on to acclaimed international career. Last season he left an indelible mark at San Francisco Opera as George Bailey in It's a Wonderful Life. This fall, he returns to SFO as Captain Vere in Billy Budd. Witness this brilliant tenor in recital with Matthew Piatt (Merola '05) in the exquisite music room of Ann and Gordon Getty. Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the recital and then chat with the artists over dessert following the performance.