Shinji Eshima and Tony Asaro

discuss Zheng

Composer Shinji Eshima and librettist Tony Asaro bring their own personal experiences with beloved mezzo soprano Zheng Cao to create an opera that stands as a testament to her indomitable spirit and formidable talent. After being diagnosed with a terminal cancer, Zheng met Dr David Larson as he was treating her for the disease. The opera tells the story of the love that sprung from this collision of science, music, and mortality.

Snapshot is your opportunity to see new works from established and emerging West Coast composers in an intimate concert setting.

Now in its third year, this collaboration between West Edge Opera and Earplay remains the only program of its kind in the bay area.

Sunday January 20th 3:00 pm
San Francisco
Wilsey Center for Opera
The Taube Atrium Theater
401 Van Ness Ave

Saturday January 19th 8:00 pm
Berkeley
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Berkeley Lodge
2288 Fulton Street