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March 18th, 7 PM
At the Hillside Club in Berkeley

“Snapshot” also serves as a reminder of how far-reaching and diverse opera can be in its approach and subject matter...that leaves you repeatedly thinking, “Oh, I want to see that when it opens!'

-Joshua Kosman, SF Chronicle

March 19th, 3 PM

The Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco

"ranging widely in subject from historical to futuristic, ...from lyrical to stridently modernist...sometimes poetic and at other times starkly prosaic.... Some tinged with comedy, while others fiercely confrontational...a stimulating laboratory."

-Nicholas Jones, SFCV


Three different places, three different times: Ying Ying Chang reads Hansel and Gretel to her young daughter Iris, while the older Iris, now a journalist, learns of the horrors of the Rape of Nanking, and the old Japanese soldier Shiro Azuma recalls his own part in that tragedy.

Shuying Li, Composer 

Julian Crouch, Librettist 

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A complex relationship develops between the mother of a kidnapped journalist and her son’s young minder, who, after the son’s death in captivity, connects with the mother and is lured into federal custody in the West.

Luna Pearl Woolf,  Composer

Andrea Michelle Stolowitz,  Librettist  


Set in a post-tech San Francisco, Cal and Gal develop avatars Kal and Qal to explore Port City: where neurological systems are turned into memory maps.

Byron Au Yong, Composer  Christopher Chen, Librettist 

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Tonight, the musicians of the Morpheus Quartet are perfectly in sync – in their dreams! – as the verbal counterpoint of their subconscious desires yields a surprising kind of bed-chamber music.

Beth Ratay,  Composer

John Glore,  Librettist  


1939. Surrealist Claude Cahun, who has just moved into a new home on the Isle of Jersey—in retreat from the rise of Fascism—writes a letter to André Breton. As Claude’s partner Marcel joins in Claude’s reflections, Charlotte, their young local housekeeper, unwittingly intervenes.

Matthew Recio,  Composer

Stephanie Fleischmann,  Librettist  

Snapshot 2023
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