Girls of the Golden West

November 13–15

Explore Girls of the Golden West in a 90-minute presentation by Kip Cranna.


Throughout the Bay Area.


Varies by location. Please see below.

Your Speaker

Clifford (Kip) Cranna, Dramaturg at San Francisco Opera, has served on the staff since 1979 and was Director of Music Administration for over 30 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 distinguished efforts to bring excellence to a cultural institution. He holds a B.A. in music from the University of North Dakota and a Ph.D. in musicology from Stanford University. For thirty years he was Program Editor and Lecturer for the Carmel Bach Festival. He lectures and writes frequently on music, teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory and the Fromm Institute at USF, and often moderates panel discussions such as the Opera Guild “Insights.”

Opera Previews are sponsored by the East Bay, Marin, Peninsula and San Francisco Chapters of San Francisco Opera Guild, and the San Jose Opera Guild. 

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