In this interactive workshop, composer Tobias Picker (Emmeline, An American Tragedy, Dolores Claiborne) will help us understand the evolution of a new opera in the 21st century, from getting a commission to choosing a subject to collaborating with a librettist. San Francisco Opera Director of Music Administration Clifford (Kip) Cranna will moderate the session and discuss commissions from an opera companyâ€™s point of view. Audio and video examples will illustrate how operas build on their literary sources and transform them into a new art form.
Date and time: Saturday, September 28, 2-4pm
Location: Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House
Class capacity is limitedâ€”complete this order form or call the Opera Box Office at (415)864-3330 to reserve your space! Box Office hours are Monday 10am-5pm and Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm. (Saturday phones only)