For 2023, Solo Opera presents, The Three Feathers, a family friendly chamber opera with music by award winning composer, Lori Laitman, and libretto by local poet laureate, Dana Gioia. Based on a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, the opera follows Princess Dora, not as a damsel in distress, but as a heroine. A magic feather leads the shy, self-doubting princess to an enchanted Underworld ruled by a giant Frog King. Here, she summons her courage and compassion to face a series of mysterious and comic adventures that change her life. Completing her quest, she saves her father’s kingdom from the plots of her selfish sisters and earns her right to the crown.
September 8, 2023, 8:00pm and September 10, 2023, 2:00pm
Lesher Center for the Arts. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Running time: 85 minutes in length / No intermission.
(Members of San Francisco Girls Chorus School, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Artistic Director).
Photo credit: Vero Kherian Photography
Shawnette Sulker as “Dora” in Solo Opera’s The Three Feathers