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It's a Wonderful Life Excerpts

  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave New York, NY (map)

Houston Grand Opera: It’s a Wonderful Life by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

November 6, 2016, 7:30 PM

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Based in part on the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life* (1946) and Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story The Greatest Gift (1943), composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s opera is a holiday classic suitable for the whole family. Prior to its world premiere, artistic and music director Patrick Summers moderates a discussion with Heggie and Scheer. Excerpts are performed.

*The opera adaptation is by permission of Paramount Licensing, Inc. and co-commissioned by San Francisco Opera.

$40, $35 members and Friends of Works & Process.

Earlier Event: October 30
La Cenerentola
Later Event: December 10
A Cathedral Christmas