San Diego Opera
Ascension showcases two female opera singers walking through the park areas of Liberty Station, singing a cappella two choral pieces.
Ascension showcases two female opera singers walking through the park areas of Liberty Station, singing a cappella two choral pieces by composer Dr. Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger, which encompass the Spirit of American Liberty for which Liberty Station was named. The first song, “Halcyon Days,” is about finding hope in the depth of despair and rising up to make life better. The second song, “Set Myself Free,” is about the freedom women found in America, and was originally written and performed in NYC as a celebration of the 19th Amendment. The singers will begin as early 20th century Suffragettes and throughout the performance slowly shed their outfit to reveal 21st century garb, physically showing the passage of time and the evolution of the American dream. The songs will be sung while the performers walk a route within the Station that highlights the places/plaques at the station commemorating American history.
San Diego Opera
San Diego Opera’s mission is to deliver exceptional performances and exciting, accessible programs to diverse audiences, focusing on community partnerships, and the transformative and expressive power of the human voice.
SAT: 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
SUN: 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm
Approx. Run Time
North East Corner of Dewey Road and Truxtun Road
West Liberty Station
ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station – MAP
Interactive show. Audience members will be guided around performance space.
Free events are open entry.