Kurt Rohde’s Micro Opera “4:30 Movie” Premieres in San Francisco
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble
Professor Kurt Rohde’s new micro opera 4:30 Movie will premiere April 29 and 30, 2023, at the Bayview Opera House in San Francisco as part of a program presented by the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. Soprano Nikki Einfeld, stars in 4:30 Movie, complemented by percussion and electronics. 4:30 Movie uses Donna Masini’s poetry to explore the relationship between two sisters, one of whom has died from cancer, the other who remains and remembers. Funny, touching, and ruthless, the opera reveals unexpected truths as the writer’s sister succumbs to her illness. The program also includes a new chamber opera by Anthony R. Green (Tenderhooks), music by Sarah Hennies, along with J. S. Bach’s D- Minor Chaconne for solo violin.
For more information on the performances, visit the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble’s website. Kurt Rohde was given a 2022 San Francisco Arts Commission fund to support the project.