Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch’s Accuser evolved over the course of 20 years or so, as it changed from a traditional three-act opera into a new episodic streaming-video format that will be premiering this spring. Composer Lisa Bielawa and librettist Erik Ehn met at a workshop in New York City, and began writing a work about a young girl who has visions, and whose story stretches through history. For the past two years they’ve been filming it scene by scene.
KDFC's The State of the Arts
The Bay Area has some of the world’s best-known performing arts organizations and cultural offerings. Each day, Jeffrey Freymann showcases activities, concerts, soloists and ensembles coming through the area.