Sunday, July 05, 2015

West Edge Opera Summer Festival, 2015

I can't believe I forgot to post about this: West Edge Opera has a fantastic summer season starting in just a few weeks. I hear that one of the operas is well on its way to a sellout, in fact. Here are all of the performances that are coming up:

Alban Berg
in German with English supertitles
conducted by Jonathan Khuner
directed by Elkhanah Pulitzer
featuring soprano Emma McNairy as Lulu
and bass-baritone Philip Skinner as Dr. Schön
Saturday, July 25, 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 8 p.m.
Oakland’s abandoned Train Station at 1405 Wood St at 16th Street

Laura Kaminsky
As One
Libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed
in English with English supertitles
conducted by Bryan Nies
directed by Mark Streshinsky
featuring baritone Dan Kempson
and mezzo-soprano Brenda Patterson
Sunday, July 26, 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 8, 2 p.m.
The Oakland Metro, 522 2nd St., Oakland

Claudio Monteverdi
Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
in Italian with English supertitles
conducted by Gilbert Martinez
directed by Mark Streshinsky
Featuring baritone Nikolas Nackley as Ulysses
and mezzo-soprano Sara Couden as Penelope.
Saturday, August 1, 8 p.m.
Friday, August 7, 8 p.m.
Sunday, August 9, 2 p.m.
American Steel Studios , 1960 Mandela Parkway at 20th St.

Tickets and more information are online at www.westedgeopera.org or by calling (510) 841-1903.

All performances are preceded by a pre-show talk 45 minutes before curtain and followed by a post performance reception with the artists.

It's Lulu that has the hot ticket sales. Take that, everyone slagging atonal or serialist music.

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