David Gockley in Conversation
Co-sponsored by the Sausalito Woman’s Club. Considered one of the major innovators in American opera, Sausalito resident David Gockley retired as general director of San Francisco Opera in July 2016. Under his leadership, San Francisco Opera commissioned eight world premieres, two West Coast premieres and a new production of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. David came to San Francisco from Houston Grand Opera, where he was general director for three decades. David will appear in conversation with Tom Wilhite, the host of the Library's Metropolitan Opera Preview group since 2012. In their discussion, David will reflect on his career and some of his favorite performers and performances.