May 16, 2009 — Monica Lam with fellow Asian American mediamakers at 2009 Emmy Awards in San Francisco: (L to R) Mark Izu, Van-Anh Vo, Duc Nguyen and Mai-Phuong Nguyen.
SPARK – San Francisco Opera: The Bonesetter’s Daughter
On May 16, 2009 the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Northern California Chapter awarded an Emmy to a SPARK segment we produced about The Bonesetter’s Daughter opera.
Segment Co-Producers: Monica Lam, Fawn Ring
Original broadcast: September 2008
Running Time: 8:55
|Watch the segment on SPARK|
SPARK is KQED’s weekly arts magazine show. We drew footage from a full-length documentary that we’re currently producing about the making of the opera. Originally broadcast just days before the world premiere of the opera, this television piece gives a sneak peak behind the scenes at rehearsals.
The Bonesetter’s Daughter is an opera commissioned by the San Francisco Opera, with a libretto written by Amy Tan and based on her novel of the same title. Composer Stewart Wallace wrote the music, and Chen Shi-Zheng directed it. The Opera premiered on September 30, 2009 and played to sold out audiences.