If I Were You

If I Were You - World Premiere

Jake Heggie and Merola Opera present the world premiere of a new opera called If I Were You at Herbst Theatre. A story about supernatural powers that will allow the writer to transfer his soul into other people’s bodies, living their lives as their own souls languish in a shadowy netherworld.

If I Were You - World Premiere

About The Experience

Jake Heggie is at it again with another amazing opera up his sleeves that is set to premiere this summer in San Francisco with Merola Opera at Herbst Theatre. This opera is in two acts Loosely based on the novel Si j’étais vous by the French-American writer Julien Green. A book about a man who has supernatural powers and his spirit can go out of himself from person to person of his choice. Like most people with supernatural powers, will he be confronted with criminal behaviors and consequences? You will have to see if with us to find out!

About The Night

As a toast to composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer we will be having drinks and light bites at ONE65 a brand new restaurant in the heart of San Francisco before the show! We will then make our way to the Herbst Theatre to see the World Premiere and a chance to meet some of the cast. Make sure to snag your seats, they will move fast!

Date, Time & Locations

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019


Pre-show Mixer:
5 PM - 7 PM - Exclusive Pre-Show Mixer at ONE65
Location: 165 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Herbst Theater - 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
*Note - this is a WORLD PREMIERE - Business Professional attire is preferred.

About ONE65


About ONE65...

ONE65 is a multiple concept French restaurant in the heart of San Francisco. Headed by Michelin-Starred and James Beard Award Winning Chef Claude Le Tohic.

What else you should know?

We have partnered up with ONE65 to give our guests a taste of French sophistication inspired by chef Claude Le Tohic who attended culinary school in Vannes, France. The perfect french flair before seeing If I Were You which is inspired by a French-American writer Julien Green.

Snapshot from previous Red Curtain Addict experiences!