West Edge Opera Announces ‘Snapshots’ for 2022

By David Salazar

West Edge Opera is set to present “Snapshots” on April 9 and 10, 2022.

The showcase, which will be a co-presentation with Earplay Chamber Music Ensemble, will feature five new operas including Cesar Cancino and Scott DeTurk’s “The Dark Horse;” Michael Kaulkin’s “Lilith;” Gabrielle Rosse’s “Cristina Doesn’t Need Saving;” Jean Ahn’s “Remembrance;” and Ryan Suleiman and Cristina Friès’ “The School for Girls Who Lost Everything in the Fire.”

“Since its inception in 2017, Snapshot has developed into a terrific platform to help West Coast opera-makers perfect their craft. This year’s selections especially reveal an embarrassment of riches from our vibrant new work community here in California” Earplay conductor Mary Chun stated in an official press statement.

The “Snapshot” program is now entering its sixth year. It was created to “get new operas on their feet” and provide opportunities for audiences to witness the rise of new librettists and composers on the West Coast.