San Francisco Opera Co-Commission
Music by Jake Heggie
No one is a failure who has friends.
Meet Clara, a second-tier angel desperate to earn her wings by doing good deeds, and the man she chooses to save: George Bailey, a down-and-out businessman ready to leave this world behind. Based on Frank Capra’s beloved film, this timeless story of second chances debuts just in time for the holiday season. Come witness the magic as Clara sets out to change George’s life in this high-flying spectacle.
West Coast Premiere
Meet the Cast
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Sung in English with English supertitles