Stunning, multi-genre "Eve, An Opera" explores exploitation & power of healing, 10/28 in SF

Article Contributed by Denise Lamott PR | Published on Friday, September 23, 2022

Bach’s Daughter Presents Eve, An Opera on October 28, 2022, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco during the final weekend of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Eve, An Opera is a multi-genre opera featuring original music, vocals, and dance that explores women’s exploitation, liberation, and healing.

Created by Bolinas-based composer, Andrea Densmore and her two sons Antonio and Hobart Owen, the opera is based on a personal story of surviving an abusive relationship, and the transformative healing that followed in its wake. Spinning trauma into fine art, Densmore infuses the wretchedness and despair of domestic violence into dynamic instrumental compositions that also shine an invaluable light on survival and forgiveness. This story will be brought to life through a cast of over 60, including chamber musicians from San Francisco Opera and SF Ballet, New Century Chamber Orchestra, numerous major Bay Area symphonies,  members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, with powerful soloists, as well as aerial, ballet and modern dancers from the greater Bay Area.

“This opera is a collection of work: my opus. It is also my story,” says Densmore. “To be able to create this art, after all that I’ve been through, is the most tangible proof of my actual healing. May it serve to heal those who have been shut down, oppressed, held back, interrupted, abused.”

The opera weaves a compelling tapestry of fine art, humor, and courageous truth-telling while shining a light of art and beauty on this enigmatic issue. Allowing others to safely examine their own experiences through a different lens helps to remove the stigma of shame and blame.

Eve, An Opera will be presented Friday, October 28 at The Palace of Fine Arts, 3301 Lyon Street in San Francisco. Doors open at 7:00pm; performance at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $25 - $300 and are available here:

What:  Eve, An Opera

When: Friday, October 28, 2022, Doors open at 7:00pm; performance at 7:30pm.

Where: The Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, 3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Who: Andrea Densmore, Creator/Composer

          Antonio Owen, Writer/Composer

Tickets: Online at

Packages Include:

General Admission: Sliding scale; $50 suggested donation

First come, first serve seating

Producer: $150 (1 Premium Ticket)

Upper middle-level seat, center section

* $100 tax-deductible

Director: $200 (1 Premium Ticket)

Middle-level seat, center section

* $150 tax-deductible

Performer’s Circle: $500 (Includes 2 Premium Tickets)

Orchestra-level seats, center section

* $400 tax-deductible

Composer’s Circle: $1,200 (Includes 4 Premium Tickets)

Premium orchestra-level seats, center section

Includes a post-performance meet-and-greet with composers, musicians, and dancers

* $1,000 tax-deductible

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