When the music of opera is heard in films, it often produces surprising, unexpected, and even incongruous results. Just days before the 2022 Academy Awards are presented, San Francisco Opera Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna will virtually explore video examples of important opera-to-cinema transformations in films by such famed directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Norman Jewison, Gary Marshall, Woody Allen, Lars von Trier, and Jonathan Demme. Join the discussion and tell us about your own favorite opera scene in the movies.
Clifford (Kip) Cranna is Dramaturg (Scholar in Residence) Emeritus of San Francisco Opera, where he served on the staff for 40 years. In 2008 he was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal, the company’s highest honor, and in 2012 he received the Bernard Osher Cultural Award for his work with the Company. He holds a Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University. Dr. Cranna teaches opera appreciation at the Fromm Institute at USF and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLI) at SF State University, Dominican University and UC Berkeley, and is a frequent speaker on opera at the JCC.
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