Overture: Opera Workshops for Adults

Masters of Illusion: The Wig and Makeup Department

Wigs and makeup create character, intensify drama or exaggerate comedy, and help turn operas into glamorous spectacles. In this workshop members of the Wig and Makeup Department reveal how they craft magical effects for every performance. Watch them build wigs and demonstrate how makeup transforms faces. You’ll be surprised at the tricks these wizards have up their sleeves!

Presented by Jeanna Parham, Head of Wig and Makeup, and members of the Wig and Makeup Department in collaboration with the Education Department.

Date and time: Saturday, June 20, 2-4pm
Location: Chorus Room, War Memorial Opera House
Price: $25 (plus $11 registration fee)

To buy tickets, call the Opera Box Office at 415-864-3330.  You can also visit the Box Office at 301 Van Ness Avenue.  Box Ofice hours are M 10am-5pm, T-Sa 10am-6pm (Saturday phones only).

Doors open at 1:30pm.  Beverages and light snacks will be served.  You can also bring your own food. 

You don't need any prior knowledge of opera; the content is engaging for people of all experience levels, from beginner to expert.  Overture is intended for adults age 18 and over.  The workshop is interactive and consists of discussions and activities rather than lectures. 

The workshop will be held in the Chorus Room on the fifth floor of War Memorial Opera House.  Enter the Opera House through the North Stage Door at the corner of Fulton and Franklin Streets.

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The Magic Flute photo by Terrence McCarthy/San Francisco Opera.