02. September 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Opera

I received the following. I can’t attend, due to my opera schedule here, but perhaps a reader is interested:

Heart of a Soldier: Honoring Strength through Song with James Stewart and the SF Opera
James B. Stewart, Author, Heart of a Soldier; Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
David Gockley, General Director, San Francisco Opera
Christopher Theofanidis, Composer, “Heart of a Soldier”
Gil Gross, Award-winning Radio Journalist; Weekday Talk Host, KGO Newstalk 810 – Moderator
A bold new opera tackling the 9/11 tragedy is headed to San Francisco. We first heard the extraordinary story of Rick Rescorla, a military veteran who led hundreds to safety in the 9/11 WTC attacks, in Stewart’s 2002 book, Heart of a Soldier. Now, Rescorla’s heroism lives on in the San Francisco Opera’s commemorative production of the same name. Hear about the project’s goals and challenges from journalist Stewart, opera director Gockley and other collaborators. They will discuss the creative process leading to this inspiring new production.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Underwritten by The Bernard Osher Foundation

Erin Collins
Program Coordinator
The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
[email protected]
415-597-6732

I am looking forward to hearing and seeing Heart of a Soldier. I’ll fill you in on what I thought after Dan and I attend … maybe. Or maybe I’ll just let the rest of the BlogWorld speak. We’ll see. (I honestly don’t care to write reviews all that much.)

Here are a couple of videos about this new opera:

… but before we go to this opera I have thirteen Idomeneo services and the San Francisco Opera‘s Turandot.

And yes, I continue to love Mozart’s Idomeneo!

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