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Marc Chagall: The Color of Love


Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Full Vaccination and Masks Required. 

Music and Lyrics by Jon Anderson
Created by Jon Anderson and William Quay Hays

Stage Director - Heather Mathews
Music Director - Lauren Mayer
Music Production - Eric Ronick


Young Jon Anderson, Young Chagall - Seth Hanson
Chagall, ensemble - Kurt Winterhalter*
Mama, ensemble - Megan Mateosky
Young Bella, ensemble - Monica Slater
Bella, ensemble - Natalia Hulse
Young Vava, ensemble - Grace Craig
Vava, ensemble - Ashley Troester

* Guest Alumni Artist


A workshop of a new musical by Jon Anderson, co-founder and singer of the groundbreaking rock band YES.

1. Prologue - Chagall's First Song, Jon Anderson
2. Twice Upon a Lifetime, Young Jon Anderson
3. The Nature of My Life, Young Chagall, Mama
4. Is It Love, Young Chagall, Young Bella
5. Mother Russia, Young Chagall, Young Bella, ensemble
6. For Evermore, Chagall, Bella
7. Such is the Man, Vava
8. Take Your Time, Young Vava, Chagall
9. Where Does Music Come From, Jon Anderson
10. Unbroken Spirit, Chagall

Departments and Faculty Involved with This Event

Opera and Musical Theatre

About SFCM’s Opera and Musical Theatre Program

The SFCM Opera and Musical Theatre program draws exceptionally talented young singers from around the world and provides them with advanced training in vocal style, acting, stage movement, and other essentials of stagecraft. Each year, SFCM produces four fully staged opera and musical theatre productions with full or chamber orchestra. Recent fully staged operas have included L’elisir d’amore, Don Giovanni, Mansfield Park, Postcard from Morocco, The Rake’s Progress, Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, and former faculty composer Conrad Susa’s Transformations. SFCM has hosted workshops for in-development opera projects such as Mason Bates’s The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Jake Heggie’s Great Scott.

In addition to fully staged productions, a number of scenes, programs, and other performances with piano accompaniment are presented each year. Opera students also have an opportunity to receive coaching from San Francisco Opera music staff, and to participate in productions tailored for school-age audiences in collaboration with San Francisco Opera’s Education Department.

SFCM’s Musical Theatre Workshop provides ensemble experience to singer/actors with an emphasis on American musical theatre, examining one or more musical theatre composers and their works through rehearsals and performance. Recent performances include such works as The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, She Loves Me, Company, Little Women, Urinetown, and The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).

Visiting artists have included Ryan Taylor (General Director, Minnesota Opera), Roy Rallo (Stage Director, San Francisco Opera), David Maier (Fight Director, San Francisco Opera), Barbara Scott (Improvisation Technique), Matt Chapman (Laban Technique), and Jose Luis Moscovich (General Director, West Bay Opera).



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