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13 Star Starred
ODC Theater
at Shotwell Street 3153 17th Street San Francisco, CA 94110
415-863-6606
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Shawna S
Get to ODC early for a good seat. Patron tix (only slightly more $) give you early seating. Well worth it!
ODC Summer Sampler info Aug 06 2013 star this tip starred
tobiasbeckwith
There was a lot just across the street. $2.50 for the evening, and it felt safe.
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255 reviews
99 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

Agnes, the plastic sheep, stole the show.

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659 events
255 reviews
99 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

I thought the performers were fine. The problem is the story, the dialog, the concept. This one never should have seen the light of day - simply nothing inspired here - it's like when you're waiting for something to happen - anything - and it...continued

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Website

http://www.odcdance.org/lovehate

Description

Love/Hate gleefully deploys an array of styles from pop and jazz to serialism and classical opera, to reflect the stream of consciousness of the characters and their own cultural references – including the Doors and the 5th Dimension, to name just two. Perla and Bailis, friends since their time at Yale School of Music, have had the opportunity to collaborate on many projects but Love/Hate is their most ambitious to date. For Perla, a composer and pianist whose work has been met with equal acclaim in both classical and jazz arenas – he recently won the USA Songwriting Competition in the jazz category, and has also enjoyed classical commissions from Oakland East Bay Symphony, Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and the Paul Dresher Ensemble –_ Love/Hate_ is his first full-length chamber opera. For Bailis, the piece heralds a return to creative life after nearly a decade as the director of ODC Theater.

Together Perla and Bailis set out to update the form of the opera buffa for 21st century audiences. “What Rob has done [in the libretto for Love/Hate is much like The Marriage of Figaro_,” says Perla. San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald agrees: “_Love/Hate,” she says, “is an intimate opera and also a very touching one. It is a welcome challenge for the Adler Fellows, and I think audiences will sense their natural connection with the material.”

But how many chamber operas take on the subject of sexual identity? “It’s a little like Canterbury Tales meets Milan Kundera with a splash of Dr. Ruth,” jokes Bailis. “One of the conspicuous ways Love/Hate departs from the comic opera tradition is in telling a love story between a man and a woman who have each had same-sex relationships in the past. This is part of the fun!”

About the Ticket Supplier: ODC Theater

ODC Theater's mission is to empower and develop innovative artists. Its goals are to participate in the creation of new works through commissioning, presenting, mentorship and space access; to develop informed, engaged and committed audiences; and to advocate for the performing arts as an essential component to the economic and cultural development of the community.