West Edge Opera

Thursday, June 29, 2023

West Edge Opera looks at the art form through a new lens: they present early and contemporary works and re-imagine opera tradition to engage and entertain a diverse audience.

Now in its 44th season, West Edge Opera has presented 98 complete operas. Repertoire includes new and unusual works as well as favorite and lesser-known works by well-known composers. Formerly known as Berkeley Opera, the company was founded in 1979 by baritone Richard Goodman. As the company grew under General Director Streshinsky and Music Director Khuner, the company was renamed West Edge Opera in 2014. Since then, West Edge Opera has presented world, American, and west coast opera premieres and commissioned three new operas and several new translations and adaptations of classic works

Each year the West Edge Opera presents a summer opera festival as well as a showcase of new operas by west coast composers called SNAPSHOT. West Edge Opera also hosts a residency for American composers and librettists called Aperture.

Learn more at https://www.westedgeopera.org.