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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. Information is available at www.merola.org. Tickets will go on sale in Spring 2019.

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