Press Release: ‘The Opera in You,’ Free Programs at Local Libraries

SF Opera fuses the storied art form of opera with the art of storytelling in The Opera in You, a new story writing program inviting the public to discover their own operatic tales as part of the company’s centennial season.

Free and open to the public, the workshops will bring together story- and music-lovers, working with professional writing coaches to uncover each of their unique stories and build storytelling literacy skills. SF Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community leads the initiative, saying: “Stories connect us to our past, present, and future. The stories we tell can reveal amazing journeys and teach us empathy. Whether tales of triumph, survival, perseverance, or hope, everyone has a story to tell, no matter their age or background.”

The workshops will take place Saturdays (Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 19, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10) from 1-3 p.m. at the Richmond/Senator Milton Marks Branch Library (351 Ninth Ave.), and the Ortega Branch Library (3223 Ortega St.).

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