Composer Jake Heggie and Librettist Gene Scheer

Merola Opera Program Announces Director, Conductor, and Lead Sponsors of the Organization's first-ever Commission "IF I WERE YOU"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  – In 2019, San Francisco’s acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program’s history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 – 6, 2019, at San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre. Today it was announced the opera will be conducted by Nicole Paiement and directed by Keturah Stickann.

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