Opera Parallèle and SFJAZZ come together again, celebrating the American Voice in Opera with One Story Two Operas. The 100th anniversary of the American composer and conductor’s birth provide the perfect opportunity to love his work all over again.OP will celebrate the many facets of love and relationships with a seamless before and after pairing of San Francisco’s preeminent composer Jake Heggie’s new orchestration of At the Statue of Venus and Leonard Bernstein’s biting commentary on post-war materialism in Trouble in Tahiti. This program will also feature a dynamic look at other artists who inspired and were inspired by Bernstein. The two operas when presented together eloquently describe a relationship from anticipation and first meeting (At the Statue of Venus) to the ups and downs of matrimony and life (Trouble in Tahiti). OP and SFJAZZ continue their own relationship begun in 2016 with Terence Blanchard’s Champion and present this fully-staged musical mash-up to honor “Lenny’s” centennial.
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