It's a wonderful life - Red Curtain Addict

SF Opera - It's a Wonderful Life

San Francisco Opera Co-Commission with music by Jake Heggie

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About the experience

Celebrate your love for the holiday classic film, 'It's A Wonderful Life' that has been transformed into an opera! Join us for a pre-show mixer in a private lounge at the War Memorial Opera House with composer Jake Heggie and watch this West Coast Premiere take flight!

About the show - It's a Wonderful Life

No one is a failure who has friends. Meet Clara, a second-tier angel desperate to earn her wings by doing good deeds, and the man she chooses to save: George Bailey, a down-and-out businessman ready to leave this world behind. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this timeless story of second chances debuts just in time for the holiday season. Come to witness the magic as Clara sets out to change George’s life in this high-flying spectacle.

Tips & tricks

If you want a drink during the intermission, make sure to pre-order your drinks before the performance begins! It will save you time and the hassle.

Date and Time

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: Pre-mixer in the Intermezzo Lounge with Jake Heggie.

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PST: Performance.



War Memorial Opera House

301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102-4509

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What to expect

Doors open at 6:30 PM sharp at the War Memorial Opera House (301 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102-4509) for a pre-mixer and Q/A with the legendary composer Jake Heggie. Includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Eat before you come!

What else you should know

The mixer is located in the Intermezzo Lounge, which is located on the 2nd level (Box Level) on the south side next to the gift shop!

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Its a wonderful life - red curtain addict - SF Opera

What to expect

In a nutshell, the show is about a man getting the help of an intervening angel, as he discovers the meaningful impact of his life.

What else you should know

The film has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 best American films ever made! And that is why we are excited that the San Francisco Opera is doing this production with music by our very own Bay Area legend Jake Heggie! It is perfect timing for the Holidays and a great way to remember how to be grateful for all we have this Holiday Season.