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This show closed on February 24, 2019

About Howards End, America

With powerful imagery and ravishing music, the opera evokes the atmosphere of an earlier time in America, but a time as divided over race and class as it is today. Audiences will meet two sisters: the kind but cautious Margaret and the younger Helen, an impulsive social activist with camera in hand. What damage will they cause, and what romantic entanglements will befall them, when they set out to become the patrons of gifted black poet Leonard?

"Howards End, America" features a cast of seven of the novel’s main characters. They are portrayed by opera luminaries accompanied by a chamber orchestra of Earplayers and guests under resident conductor Mary Chun. Philip Lowery directs. This first-ever opera on the great Forster novel will be a highlight of Earplay’s 2018-2019 season.

Cast includes Nikki Einfeld as Margaret Schlegel, Sara Duchovnay as Helen Schlegel, Philip Skinner as Henry Wilcox, Michael Dailey as Leonard Bast, Candace Johnson as Jacky Bast, Erin Neff as Ruth Wilcox, and Daniel Cilli as Charles Wilcox.

Run Time

2hr 15min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date


Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Z Below

450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

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