“I wish there had been something like this when I was first coming along and looking for such opportunities”
— Jake Heggie

Snapshot is your chance to hear excerpts from new operas by both emerging and established Northern California composers in intimate concert settings. After an overwhelming response to our call for scores, eight composers' works were selected for Snapshot's inaugural year. 

Here's the breakdown: eight selections are split into two programs of four works each. Each program is performed once in Berkeley (at the David Brower Center, 1/21 and 2/25) and once in San Francisco (at the Bayview Opera House, 1/22 and 2/26). Our chamber orchestra features members of San Francisco-based new music ensemble Earplay and will be led by Earplay's Mary Chun and West Edge Opera Musical Director Jonathan Khuner.

Find more information about each program below. We hope you'll join us as we bring the future of opera into focus!

Snapshot calendar

1/21 program one 

david brower center, berkeley

1/22 Program one

bayview opera house, Sf

2/25 Program two

david brower center, Berkeley

2/26 program two

bayview opera house, sf