3153 17th Street
San Francisco, California 94110

March 23-24, 8pm, March 25, 2pm

San Francisco Lyric Opera presents composer David Lang's "little match girl passion" at ODC Theater in San Francisco, March 23-25th, 2012. Hailed by Joshua Kosman for his "panache and artistic bravura," director Chip Grant brings his distinct vision to stage for three performances only. Barnaby Palmer will conduct the quartet of four soloists, doubling as percussionists throughout: soprano Ann Moss, alto Celeste Winant, tenor Eric Maggay Tuan, and bass-baritone Eugene Brancoveanu.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and influenced by Bach's St. Matthew Passion, the Pulitzer Prize-winning "little match girl passion" has become one of the most heralded compositions of the new century since its premiere at Carnegie Hall.

With Mr. Lang's blessing, Anastazia Louise of Bad Unkl Sista will create costumes and choreography for the production, the first West Coast production to include movement. Anastazia's fusion of Butoh-style dance with Western music focuses on creative, proactive human development. She last collaborated with Chip Grant in Urban Opera's 2010 production of "The Witch of Endor," praised by SFCV for "musical brilliance and theatrical flair."

SF Lyric Opera has been on hiatus for the past several years. This is performance marks SF Lyric's re-entry to San Francisco's music landscape; rising with a redirected mission and a new vision.

The work is about an hour in length.

* Please note: Arrive early, there is no late seating for this event.

Official Website: http://sflyricopera.org

Added by FullCalendar on March 17, 2012

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