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 company’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 limited—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)