february, 2019

22feb8:00 pmHowards End, Americawith Earplay/RealOpera coproduction


Event Details

* World Premiere *
A New Opera by Earplay
Composed by Allen Shearer | Libretto by Claudia Stevens

This riveting story of betrayal, race and real estate transports E. M. Forster’s Howards End from Edwardian England to 1950’s Boston.  With powerful imagery and ravishing music, the opera evokes the atmosphere of an earlier time in America, but a time as divided over race and class as it is today. Audiences will meet two sisters: the kind but cautious Margaret and the younger Helen, an impulsive social activist with camera in hand.  What damage will they cause, and what romantic entanglements will befall them, when they set out to become the patrons of gifted black poet Leonard?


(Friday) 8:00 pm PST


Z Space

450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110