California Premiere of the opera The Three Feathers
See the California premiere of composer Lori Laitman and poet Dana Gioia's popular new opera, The Three Feathers. Produced by Solo Opera in Walnut Creek and featuring the San Francisco Girls Chorus, The Three Feathers is a magical work based on a tale by the Brothers Grimm. In the spirit of The Magic Flute, Laitman's The Three Feathers casts a spell of wit and wonder that captivates both children and adults. Purchase tickets here.
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“Meet Me at the Lighthouse”
The title poem of Dana Gioia's new book celebrates the old Hermosa Beach jazz club, the Lighthouse. Meet Me at the Lighthouse is available now for pre-order.
"Psalm of the Heights"
This is Dana Gioia's "love poem to L.A." The music is by Dmitry Matheny. The poem appears in his new collection, Meet Me at the Lighthouse.
The Madness of HerculesDana Gioia's new poetic translation of Seneca's harrowing tragedy.
Read an interview with Dana Gioia on the process of translating Hercules Furens.