“An American Tragedy”

West Coast Premiere of American Opera. Starring Chad Sloan, Shana Blake Hill, Maria King, John Atkins, Timur Bekbosunov , Gabriel Vamvulescu, Nazani Ashjian, Anne Marie Sevier, Shannon Sabeti, Joshua Johnson and Jessine Johnson.

SMC Opera Theater—Gail Gordon, Artistic Director—joins the SMC Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of James Martin, to present the West Coast premiere of Tobias Picker’s An American Tragedy. Based on the true story novelized by Theodore Dreiser, the opera tells the tale of Clyde Griffiths, a man who is Everyman, and whose dilemma is at the heart of the American experience. During rehearsal and performance of his opera, Mr. Picker will be Composer in Residence, a first at Santa Monica College. Sponsored by the SMC Associates  and the SMC Music Department.

An American Tragedy was commissioned by and given its world premiere at The Metropolitan Opera in 2005 through the generosity of The Edgar Foster Daniels Foundation and is dedicated to Edgar Foster Daniels. Buy Tickets >>

May 8th, 7 p.m. 
May 9th, 4 p.m.
The Broad Stage - Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
11th & Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA