San Diego Opera

TATYANA BAKST Great Scott JAKE HEGGIE San Diego Opera

*photo credit: Karen Almond / San Diego Opera.

Arden Scott, a modern day woman and opera diva of Great Scott, is at a critical moment in her life. She returns to her hometown for the first time since becoming an international star, to help save her home opera company run by her mentor. The struggle of a make-or-break opera premiere is juxtaposed with the thriving Grizzlies, the home football team appearing in the Super Bowl, both happening on the same evening. Passions, both new and old, collide in this tender and funny slice-of-life opera that examines the sacrifices we all make in our lives

The music of Great Scott has great heart and great lightness. With tenderness and humor, Heggie explores the music of the past while contrasting it with today’s music of popular culture. Based on the original story by Terrence McNally and directed by Jack O’Brien, Great Scott is sure to delight in every way. *text for San Diego Opera website, source here