We are so excited to share our upcoming season plans with you! Below is some information to familiarize you with the operas we are working to produce.
Written in 1972 by minimalist composer, Tom Johnson, The Four Note Opera is a satiric one hour long chamber work- an opera within an opera- utilizing only four notes and four singers! What could possibly go wrong when four opera singers all try to “take the stage” at once but are only allowed to sing the notes A, B, D, and E? Come find out this 2022 when Solo Opera celebrates the 50th anniversary of Mr. Johnson’s clever composition. (September 11, 2022, 7:00pm, Rossmoor Event Center - Private Event)
For 2023, Solo Opera presents, The Three Feathers, a magical chamber opera for families and children with music by award winning composer, Lori Laitman, and libretto by local poet laureate, Dana Gioia. “Based on a fairytale by the Brothers Grimm, the opera follows Princess Dora, not as a damsel in distress, but as a heroine. A magic feather leads the shy, self-doubting princess to an enchanted Underworld ruled by a giant Frog King. Here, she summons her courage and compassion to face a series of mysterious and comic adventures that change her life. Completing her quest, she saves her father’s kingdom from the plots of her selfish sisters and earns her right to the crown.” --Synopsis by bakchormeeboy (September 8, 2023, 8:00pm and September 10, 2023, 2:00pm, Lesher Center for the Arts)
Solo Opera is so excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the San Francisco Girls Chorus (Members of San Francisco Girls Chorus School- Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director) for our The Three Feathers opera by Lori Laitman.