SF Opera's 2018 ARIA Festival. Photo: SFOpera.com

SF Opera’s 2018 ARIA Festival. Photo: SFOpera.com

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your May educational opera-tunities:

COMMONWEALTH CLUB OF CALIFORNIA
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-01/new-faustian-opera-if-i-were-you
A New Faustian Opera: If I Were You – What goes into creating a new opera, from the initial spark to the first performance? Composer Jake Heggie, conductor Nicole Paiement, and dramaturg Dr. Kip Cranna share insights into the creation of Heggie’s If I Were You. This world premiere opera tells a Faustian story that delves into issues of identity and a quest for one’s place in the world that are at once timeless and very relevant to the world today.  $8 – $20
Wed May 1 at 6pm  Rembe Rock Room, The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero, SF

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA FAMILY WORKSHOPS
http://www.sfopera.com/ariafestival
ARIA Festival: Youth Voices for Change – Join the SF Opera Education Department for this *FREE* community open house event. Enjoy original student works created by K–12 classes, performances and workshops by community partners, plus crafts, performing arts activities for all ages, and more!
Sat May 4, events throughout the day from 10am – 5pm
Wilsey Center for Opera 4th Floor, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Ave. SF

GRACE CATHEDRAL FORUM
https://gracecathedral.org/events/the-forum-with-jake-heggie-if-i-were-you/
Composer Jake Heggie will sit down for a conversation about his new opera, If I Were You, with host, Alan W. Jones, former Dean of Grace Cathedral. Curated by Grace Cathedral, the Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. FREE and open to the public.
Sun May 5 at 9:30am Gresham Hall – Grace Cathedral 1100 California St., SF

ENJOY!