West Edge Opera Announces Snapshot Lineup

By Francisco Salazar

The West Edge Opera’s Snapshot has announced it will present excerpts from new, previously unproduced operas by West Coast composers and librettists on Feb. 24 and 25, 2018.

This year’s Snapshot will showcase a diverse group of local and national artists in new works by West Coast composers, Cyril Deaconoff, Larry London, Brian Rosen, Katherine Saxon, and Erling Wold.

The works include “The Last Tycoon,” by Cyril Deaconoff and David Yezzi, “Dynamo,” by Larry London and William Smock, “Death of a Playboy,” by Brian Rosen and “In 452 Jamestown Place,” by Katherine Saxon.

The program will also include “She Who is Alive,” by Erling Wold and will feature sopranos Heidi Moss and Julia Hathaway, mezzo-soprano Molly Mahoney, tenors J. Raymond Meyers, Jacob Thompson, and Darron Flagg, and baritone Jason Sarten.

The program, which was Inaugurated in 2017 in the Bay Area nurtures new chamber music, linking audiences, performers and composers through concerts, commissions, and recordings of the finest music of our time.

Performances will take place at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall and Taube Atrium Theater.