William Kentridge Opera for SFMOMA

A scene from William Kentridge's opera, The Return of Ulysses

Originally brought to life as an opera in 1640 by Claudio Monteverdi, The Return of Ulysses, was recreated with life-size puppets, animated charcoal drawings and performers from the Pacific Opera Company, directed by William Kentridge A one-night-only show in San Francisco on March 25, 2009, was a benefit performance co-chaired by Candace Cavanaugh and Peggy Newton on behalf of the Modern Art Council for SFMOMA.  The exhibition William Kentridge: Five Themes continues at SFMOMA through May 31, 2009.

Photos by Drew Atlizer Photography