2016 Festival

July 30th - August 14th
Oakland's abandoned train station

 

the cunning little vixen
Janáček

powder her face
Thomas AdÈs

agrippina
Handel

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"Exuberant... superb... ebullient... joy and drama mingle ... the only thing missing from this undertaking was any sense of constraint or formality... the view of liberation informing this Ulysses is one that can serve as model for performers of all stripes."

JOSHUA KOSMAN, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, AUGUST 2015

 

"This Lulu unexpectedly came to life and scored a magnificent success... The decision to produce the opera in Oakland's abandoned 16th Street train station was a masterstroke... It is difficult to imagine wanting more from a Lulu than what soprano Emma McNairy presented. "

JEFFERY MCMILLEN, OPERA NEWS

PHOTOS FROM FESTIVAL 2015

"West Edge Opera has proved itself bold and resourceful, and the “Lulu” that opened the company’s summer festival season Saturday night at the abandoned train station in West Oakland is a powerfully impressive undertaking from top to bottom — fearless in its dramatic imagination, arresting in its musical particulars."

JOSHUA KOSMAN, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, AUGUST 2015

 

"Monumentally memorable... superbly realized ... coloratura Emma McNairy was the sexiest and most vocally agile Lulu imaginable. "

JEFF DUNN, SAN FRANCISCO CLASSICAL VOICE, JULY 2015

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