La bohème — Puccini
July 26, August 1, August 10

Hydrogen Jukebox — Glass
July 27, August 2, August 8

The End of the Affair — Heggie
August 3, August 7, August 9

Subscribers enjoy a discount from the single ticket price, and may exchange performances at no extra charge.

From the Press

July 28, 2014
'Hydrogen Jukebox' review: splendid, opera or not
By Joshua Kosman

The question of genre has rarely felt so sublimely beside the point as it did on Sunday afternoon, during the beautiful and unforgettable opening performance of "Hydrogen Jukebox" at West Edge Opera.

...[A]nyone open to the concerns on display here will find the piece transfixing, especially as delivered by a superb cast under the leadership of conductor David Möschler. The score includes some of Glass's most sensuous melodic writing, as well as choral numbers marked by suave assurance, emotional transparency and wit...

July 26, 2014
A Surprisingly Fresh La bohème
By Jason Victor Serinus

“Invigorating” is not an adjective you would normally associate with Puccini’s tragic tale of love and death in a Parisian garret. But at the Saturday night opening of Mark Streshinsky’s production of La bohème for West Edge Opera, the erosion of boundaries between singers and audience left attendees beaming.

July 23, 2014
West Edge Opera: 3 productions in close proximity
By Joshua Kosman

It's not an easy thing to put on three opera productions over the course of a season. So Mark Streshinsky, general director of the scrappy and inventive West Edge Opera, decided to pool all the company's resources into one concentrated burst of activity.

2014 Summer Festival

West Edge announces our summer series of operas, held at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, July 26 to August 10. Select a three-opera series most convenient for you — 3 Saturdays, 3 Sundays, or all in one weekend. General and Artistic Director Mark Streshinsky explains it all for you here, and in the video above.

Festival performances are at the Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street at the Ashby BART Station.

Buy series tickets to the 2014 Summer Festival, or . . .

Buy single tickets to individual operas.

Download the 2014 Summer Festival Brochure [pdf].

Get directions to the Ed Roberts Campus.

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West Edge Opera

     "Always trying to push the envelope."
        —San Francisco Classical Voice

Pushing the envelope. This is what drives our work. At West Edge Opera we believe there is no limit to where this art form can go. We want to break down the perceptions of opera as exclusive and distant and present the essence of the story. To reveal the emotions that can't be spoken.

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