The season, which runs May 27-July 2 at the War Memorial House, opens May 27 with Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Racette is Cio-San, SFO music director Donald Runnicles conducts; Ron Daniels directs; sets are by Michael Yeargan.
Joan of Arc opens June 3 and features mezzo-soprano Zajick in the title role and baritone Rod Gilfry in a new SFO production of the work. Christopher Alexander directs; sets are by Robert Dahlstrom.
Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro opens June 10 with Swenson and Twyla Robinson alternating as Countess Almaviva. Roy Goodman conducts; John Copley directs; sets are by Robert Hill.
Racette, Swenson, and Zajick began their careers through the San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellowship and the Merola Opera Program.