San Francisco Opera Guild to Present ‘Changing. An Evening with Frederica von Stade & Jake Heggie’

By Francisco Salazar

San Francisco Opera Guild will present a virtual livestream event “Life. Changing. An Evening with Frederica von Stade & Jake Heggie.”

The event will take place on April 28 and will feature Frederica von Stade, Jake Heggie, and San Francisco Opera Guild students, alumni, and teachers. The artists will share inspiring stories and uplifting songs while celebrating music’s power to change lives. There will also be an intimate Q&A that will give attendees the chance to ask Flicka and Heggie questions.

In a press release, Von Stade said, “I love being with my pal, the wonderful Jake Heggie, to celebrate the great efforts of San Francisco Opera Guild in reaching out to the young people of the Bay Area. It means so much to me because I know firsthand of these efforts and have seen the amazing results. I applaud the Guild’s Director of Education Caroline Altman and her work with the Opera Scouts and the amazing team at the Guild. Music changed my life, and I’m excited to celebrate how it changes the lives of our precious young people.”

Meanwhile, Heggie added, “I’m delighted to join with my great friend Frederica von Stade to spotlight the important, ongoing work in music education made possible by San Francisco Opera Guild. Through the power of opera, music and theater, youngsters in the Guild’s programs can experience wonder, possibility, new connections and unexpected, transformative journeys. Journeys that can empower them throughout their lives.”