“It’s a Wonderful Life” by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer at The Guggenheim

Houston Grand Opera artistic and music director Patrick Summers, composer Jake Heggie, and librettist Gene Scheer discuss Heggie and Scheer’s It’s a Wonderful Life—an opera based in part on the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life* (1946)
and Philip Van Doren Stern’s short story The Greatest Gift (1943). Excerpts will be performed prior to the world premiere.
*The opera adaptation is by permission of Paramount Licensing, Inc and co-commissioned by San Francisco Opera.

Start Date

November 6, 2016

End Date

November 6, 2016


07:30 PM - 09:30 PM


Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave, New York, NY

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The Guggenheim



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