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[Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Politics and Social Justice in the Operas of John Adams

San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera [Opera Aficionado: Interactive Lecture Series] Politics and Social Justice in the Operas of John Adams

Opera Aficionado is an exciting, new suite of programs designed for patrons who are passionate about opera. Aficionado provides an opportunity to learn more, dive deeper, and get an inside look at the world of opera.

As part of Opera Aficionado, our Interactive Lectures Series gives opera-goers around the world a front-row seat to scholarly talks, allowing attendees to dialogue with fellow opera lovers, experts, and special guests. Each month will be focused on a concept or theme relevant to all of us.

Speaker: Pre-Opera Speaker Laura Prichard

Join us to celebrate social justice, miracles, and resurrection through the music of legendary Bay Area composer John Adams. John Adams’ choices of historical settings will inspire you to think about history in a new way. We will explore dramatic scenes from Nixon’s 1972 visit to China, a 1985 Mediterranean passenger ship hijacking, and the Manhattan Project. His characters speak to us in multiple languages, using opera to illuminate social contexts and our universal longing for justice.

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Laura Prichard

Pre-Opera Speaker