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The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi


Ticket Office


Open Tuesday – Sunday

Closed Monday*

 

Open for Calls

Tuesday – Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm
(925) 943-7469

 

Open for Walk Up

Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Friday – Saturday: Noon – 7:30pm

Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, CA  94596

 

*In addition to the hours noted, the Ticket Office is also open one hour prior and thirty minutes after curtain for ticketed performances, including performances on Mondays.

Presented by Solo Opera
Music by David Conte
Libretto by Nicholas Giardini after the short story by O. Henry
November 30 - December 2, 2018


This holiday season Solo Opera and award-winning Bay Area composer, David Conte, bring to life the timeless turn of the century short story, "The Gift of the Magi", by O. Henry. The plot concerns an impoverished young married couple named Jim and Della. One Christmas Eve, each gives up their most treasured possessions to buy gifts for each other. Della sells her luxuriant hair to buy a chain for Jim’s gold pocket watch, while Jim unknowingly sells his watch to buy combs for Della’s hair. Their love story will fill your spirit with holiday magic!

Running Time: approx. 75 minutes, with no intermission
STAGE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER- Sylvia Amorino
MUSICAL DIRECTOR / CONDUCTOR- Alexander Katsman
SCENIC DESIGN AND BUILD- Peter Crompton and Rooster Productions
CAST- Della: Ann Moss, Jim: Daniel Cilli, Maggie: Lisa van der Ploeg, Henry: Ben Brady
THREE MAGI: Jonathan Smucker, Michael Orlinsky, Brandon Bell



The Gift of the Magi

The Gift of the Magi


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