Snapshot: A Night of New Opera

Presented by West Edge Opera

Snapshot: A Night with New Opera

West Edge Opera presents Snapshot 2023

The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA 94709 and Taube Atrium Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

March 18th & 19th, 2023

March 18th, 2023 @ 7pm at the Hillside Club in Berkeley and March 19th, 2023 @ 3pm at The Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco

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An evening showcasing excerpts from 4 new operas, including:

When Purple Mountains Burn

Three different places, three different times: Ying Ying Chang reads Hansel and Gretel to her young daughter Iris, while the older Iris, now a journalist, learns of the horrors of the Rape of Nanking, and the old Japanese soldier Shiro Azuma recalls his own part in that tragedy.

Shuying Li, Composer | Julian Crouch, Librettist 

The Limit of the Sun

A complex relationship develops between the mother of a kidnapped journalist and her son’s young minder, who, after the son’s death in captivity, connects with the mother and is lured into federal custody in the West.

Grammy Nominated Luna Pearl Woolf,  Composer | Andrea Michelle Stolowitz,  Librettist 

 Port City

Set in a post-tech San Francisco, Cal and Gal develop avatars Kal and Qal to explore Port City: where neurological systems are turned into memory maps.

Byron Au Yong, Composer | Obie Award Winning Christopher Chen, Librettist 

The Morpheus Quartet

Tonight, the musicians of the Morpheus Quartet are perfectly in sync – in their dreams! – as the verbal counterpoint of their subconscious desires yields a surprising kind of bed-chamber music.

Beth Ratay, Composer | John Glore, Librettist  

City: Berkeley
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Berkeley Hillside Club

Berkeley Hillside Club

2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
United States