Opera singer Yelena Dyachek, who is from Elverta, laughs as she watches director Ted Huffman give direction to her fellow cast members during rehearsal for upcoming performances of Cosi fan tutte with the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Opera singer Yelena Dyachek, who is from Elverta, laughs as she watches director Ted Huffman give direction to her fellow cast members during rehearsal for upcoming performances of Cosi fan tutte with the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco on Friday, July 22, 2016. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com
Opera singer Yelena Dyachek, who is from Elverta, laughs as she watches director Ted Huffman give direction to her fellow cast members during rehearsal for upcoming performances of Cosi fan tutte with the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco on Friday, July 22, 2016. Manny Crisostomo mcrisostomo@sacbee.com

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