Three Decembers

Frederica von Stade stars in LVO’s production of Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers.
This is a limited engagement production, with two performances only.

Made possible in part with major production support from The Carol Franc Buck Foundation. Livermore Valley Opera also gratefully acknowledges an anonymous donor for leadership support of this production.
We thank them for their generous support.

April 28, 2018 –7:30 pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore 

April 29, 2018 – 3:00 pm
Bankhead Theater, Livermore

Set in the month of December in the years 1986, 1996, and 2006, Three Decembers tells the story of a famous actress, Madeline, and her two adult children as they struggle to know and love each other. It’s a universal story about the family we wish for and the family we wind up with.

Jake Heggie’s two-act chamber opera is based on an unpublished play, Some Christmas Letters, by Terrence McNally; libretto by Gene Scheer. The role of Maddie was created for Frederica von Stade.

Kristin Clayton as Beatrice and Shea Owens as Charlie round out this incredible cast.

Join us for our Closing Night Gala Dinner with Frederica von Stade and cast of Three Decembers

April 29, 2018, 5:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 522 South L Street, Livermore.Don’t miss our Dinner with Frederica von Stade on Sunday, April 29, at the VeteransMemorial Hall in Livermore. This is our major fundraiser of the season and guests will have the opportunity to meet all the stars of Three Decembers.  Purchase Dinner Tickets HERE today before they’re gone!


Frederica Von Stade As Maddie
Frederica von Stade as Maddie
Kristin Clayton As Beatrice
Kristin Clayton as Beatrice
Shea Owens As Charlie
Shea Owens as Charlie

This is an extra opera not included in season ticket purchase. Not suitable for children due to adult language and themes.