For 2023, Solo Opera presents, The Three Feathers, a family friendly chamber opera with music by award winning composer, Lori Laitman, and libretto by local poet laureate, Dana Gioia. Based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the opera follows Princess Dora, not as a damsel in distress, but as a heroine. A magic feather leads the shy, self-doubting princess to an enchanted Underworld ruled by a giant Frog King. Here, she summons her courage and compassion to face a series of mysterious and comic adventures that change her life. Completing her quest, she saves her father’s kingdom from the plots of her selfish sisters and earns her right to the crown.
September 8, 2023, 8:00pm and September 10, 2023, 2:00pm Lesher Center for the Arts. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Running time: 85 minutes in length / In English/ No intermission. $25-Youth 17 and under / $45-Senior / $55-Adult
Reserved Seating – Group Discounts Offered
For tickets, call (925) 943-7469, www.LesherArtsCenter.org or visit the Ticket Office at the address above.
CAST AND PRODUCTION STAFF KING: Eugene Brancoveanu DORA: Shawnette Sulker GILDA: Chelsea Hollow TILDA: Hope Nelson FROG KING: Kirk Eichelberger FROG PRINCE: Samuel Faustine CHAMBERLAIN: Jonathan Spencer BARON DE BEAUCOUP (and Frog Prince cover): Caleb Alexander CAPTAIN SIEGFRIED (and King cover): Andrew Fellows CHILDREN’S CHORUS: The San Francisco Girls Chorus (Members of San Francisco Girls Chorus School, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director). CHORUS/OTHER COVERS: TBD
MUSICAL DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR: Alex Katsman STAGE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Sylvia Amorino STAGE MANAGER: Sarah Terman SUPERTITLES: Chun Mei Wilson REHEARSAL AND ORCHESTRA PIANIST: Cesar Cancino SCENIC/PROJECTION DESIGNER: Peter Crompton LIGHTING DESIGNER: Patrick Toebe COSTUME DESIGNER: Callie Floor MAKE-UP/WIG DESIGNER- Consuelo T. Lopez- Robbins PRE-SHOW LECTURE: Dana Gioia MARKETING PHOTOGRAPHY: Vero Kherian Photography
Date and Time
Friday Sep 8, 2023Sunday Sep 10, 2023
September 8, 2023, 8:00pm
September 10, 2023, 2:00pm
Free Pre-show talk one hour before each show
with Dana Gioia, opera librettist and former CA Poet Laureate
Lesher Center for the Arts. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 Hofmann Theater
$25-Youth 17 and under / $45-Senior / $55-Adult Reserved Seating – Group Discounts Offered