Dorothea and Artemisia
Christopher Stark From the Field WORLD PREMIERE
Laura Schwendinger Artemisia WORLD PREMIERE
Artemisia, a new opera by Laura Schwendinger with libretto by Ginger Strand, is an opera of passion, betrayal, and art in 17th century Italy based upon the life of famed Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 –c.1656). With projected images that come to life, Schwendinger’s new opera tackles Gentileschi’s struggles and triumphs as she battles inequality and reveals hidden stories.
Christopher Stark's micro-opera, From The Field, focuses on the art and milieu of Depression Era photographer Dorothea Lange, exploring the lives of migrants fleeing the Dust Bowl.
Join Left Coast Chamber Ensemble as we celebrate these two incredible women artists! Last season’s opera sold out. Secure your seats today!
The complete and fully-staged world premiere of Artemisia is made possible by generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Opera Center, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Operas are performed in English with English supertitles projected above the stage.
Matilda Hofman, conductor
Jenn BeVard, director
Maggie Whitaker, costume designer
Allen Willner, lighting designer
Nikki Einfeld, Dorothea Lange
Betany Coffland, Artemisia
Kyle Stegall, Tomasso
Marnie Breckenridge, Susanna
Jonathan Smucker, Elder 1
Igor Vieira, Elder 2
Anna Presler, violin
Phyllis Kamrin, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Stacey Pelinka, flute
Loren Mach, percussion
Constance Koo, harp
Anne Rainwater, piano
Reserved seating, special ticket prices:
Standard seating included with a season subscription!
$18 Student/Under 35 (Community section)
450 Florida St, San Francisco
Saturday, June 1, 2019, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 PM
Artemisia Timeline of Events
January 2017: Trinity Wall Street Church in NYC presents first workshop of the new opera!
November 2018: Center for Contemporary Opera in NYC will preview several scenes with piano at Symphony Space.
March 2019: Trinity Wall Street Church in NYC will present portions of the opera in a partly-staged concert with chamber orchestra.
June 2019: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble premieres complete opera, fully staged.
From the Field Timeline of Events
April & May 2019: Open rehearsals at the GTU’s Doug Adams Gallery in Berkeley where Left Coast is the Ensemble-in-Residence.
June 2019: Left Coast Chamber Ensemble premieres the micro-opera.