Story and Song: new short operas and other delights

Presented by Old First Concerts

A shimmering cast of Bay Area artists joins forces with local composers to present two new short operas and a sprinkling of new songs and vocalise. Soprano Winnie Nieh, mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz, bass-baritone Sidney Chen, cellist Doug Machiz, and pianists Monica Chew and Chesley Mok perform the World Premieres of Earth Journeys—a tale about the planet and its inhabitants by Davide Verotta; The COVID Bake-Off—a story of baking, COVID, and revenge by Monica Chew and librettist Sandra Flores-Strand; and new songs and vocalise by S. A. Workman. All composers will be present and happy to field questions after the concert.

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$25 in-person / by-donation for livestream

Program Items

Davide Verotta Earth Journeys
Monica Chew The COVID Bake-Off
S. A. Workman new songs & vocalise


Winnie Nieh soprano
Nikola Printz mezzo-soprano
Sidney Chen bass-baritone
Doug Machiz cello
Monica Chew piano
Chesley Mok piano

Old First Presbyterian Church

Old First Presbyterian Church

1751 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States