- Photo by Scott Wall.
Opera awakens all the senses with super-human singing, spectacular visuals, dramatic character portrayals, and the thrill of an orchestra all on one stage. These interactive workshops won’t just deepen your appreciation of the art form; they will take you through the journey of creating an opera. From words to music, sets and costumes to staging, newcomers and seasoned opera-goers alike will learn the process from the ground up and experience San Francisco Opera behind the scenes.
The series includes 4 sessions:
September 8: Opera is a Story: From Text to Dialogue to Music
September 15: Performing: What’s It Like to be a Musician?
September 22: Production Elements: What Does It Look Like?
September 29: Putting it All Together: The Director’s Vision
For more information, please visit the San Francisco Opera Overture website.
In this informal panel discussion, renowned artists and personalities from the world of opera will share their insights and experiences about the San Francisco Opera’s upcoming production of Susannah. Panelists will include Susannah‘s composer Carlisle Floyd and SFO General Director David Gockley.
Susannah takes place in the backwoods of Tennessee when a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall?
August 28th, 2014
Concert Hall, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak Street, San Francisco
(between Franklin St. and Van Ness Ave.)
Insight panels are free for Opera members, Opera subscribers and students with student ID. Insights are $5 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to discussions.
- Photo by Erhard Rom.