West Edge Opera Presents Snapshot 2023

West Edge Opera

Snapshot 2023 will present the latest development in new opera. Five completely new and different operas in the making will be exhibited in one showcase. “Expressive, insinuating, full of enigmatic fervor… Each excerpt includes passages that make one intrigued to hear the work at fuller length” said Joshua Kosman from the SF Chronicle.

Snapshot 2023 will take place on March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Hillside Club in Berkeley and on March 19 at 3 p.m. at the Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco. Tickets are now available for purchase.

When Purple Mountains Burn

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.

The Limit of the Sun

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.

Port City

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.

The Morpheus Quartet

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.

L’Autre Moi

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.