Interlochen Arts Academy’s Red Bennet Writes and Produces his First Opera
Red Bennett’s first opera “What They Seem” premiered at the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco this past weekend. At 18, Bennett is an accomplished and seasoned musician whose talents already move through and across music genres. Especially interesting was his move to Interlochen Arts Academy. Red attended Interlochen’s summer session in 2007 and stayed for the 2007-2008 school year program (his senior year).
We recently wrote about the three pre-professional arts boarding schools; Red is a quite an example of the talents and seriousness of their students. As Red told the San Francisco Chronicle, “Just as long as I’m writing and working with music,” he said. “It’s definitely a rest-of-my-life kind of thing.”
Visit the Chronicle’s site to listen to an audio snippet of “What They Seem.”