Chamber musicians from San Francisco Opera and Ballet, New Century Chamber Orchestra, and major Bay Area symphonies will perform in Eve, an opera about women's exploitation and liberation. The opera premieres October 28th, 2022 at the Palace of Fine Arts, in collaboration with aligned Bay Area organizations during Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Created by Bolinas composer Andrea Densmore, and her two sons, Eve weaves a compelling personal story. In addition to exquisite chamber music, this multi-genre contemporary work with a cast of over 60 performers includes members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, multiple vocalists, a jazz/blues combo, with aerial, ballet and modern dancers.
TICKETS & PACKAGES
$1,200 (Includes 4 Premium Tickets)
Premium orchestra-level seats, center section
Includes a post performance meet-and-greet with composers, musicians and dancers
* $1,000 tax-deductible
$500 (Includes 2 Premium Tickets)
Orchestra-level seats, center section
* $400 tax-deductible
$200 (1 Premium Ticket)
Middle-level seat, center section
* $150 tax-deductible
$150 (1 Premium Ticket)
Upper middle-level seat, center section
* $100 tax-deductible
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This opera is a collection of work: my opus. It is also my story. To be able to create this art, after all that I’ve been through, is the most tangible proof of my actual healing. May it serve to heal others who have been shut down, oppressed, held back, interrupted, abused.
The honest experience of living inside a female body in our society is finally a valid, front-burner subject. I am grateful for those who came before and actively changed our cultural norms in body-positive ways so that I could celebrate the wonder of my own body. I compose from movement and for movement. My composing for these pieces was, at times, actually sourced from imagining, embodying the actual dancers in this show.
For me the most important ingredient for composing is feeling confident that my work is needed and wanted. This magically opens up the boldly creative channels for me. The time is ripe for this subject matter. It is my honor to invite you to join me this October 28th at The Palace of Fine Arts.
- Andrea Densmore, Creator & Composer of Eve, An Opera
Andrea "Anny" Densmore grew up in a musical and academic family, and came of age in Los Angeles during the 70s. She created the framework for this opera while attending California Institute of Integral Studies' School of Consciousness and Transformation. In March of 2020 she presented the first iteration of Bach’s Daughter, an opera, later named Eve, in completion of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing Master of Arts Degree.
Writer/Composer Antonio "Tony" Owen is a professional guitarist, composer, arranger and producer. A graduate of California Jazz Conservatory, Tony is a music educator and performs all over the SF Bay Area. He can be seen and heard on numerous recordings of The California Honeydrops including "Call It Home", featuring Bonnie Raitt.
A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS
Dave Barry - Kim Bender - Hedy Ciani
Bob Densmore - Mary Ford - Sid & Nancy Ganis - Miranda Heller
Lucinda Lee Katz - Marty Krasney - Michael Lander
Lisa Lee - Rob Lewis - John Lum - Bob MacDonald
Gene Marchi - Leila Monroe - Harriet Moss
Claudia Parducci - John Osterweis & Barbara Ravizza
Judith Shaw - Susan Swig
Stinson Bolinas Community Fund - West Marin Fund
SF Domestic Violence Consortium