The premiere was originally planned as a fully-staged, live opera performance, but COVID-19 cancellations gave the team an opportunity to try something new. Rather than put the project on hold, the team reimagined the work as a film. The film features Nathan Granner in the titular role of Mr. Chips, Marnie Breckenridge singing Kathie and Linford, Lester Lynch as Merrivale, and Kevin Short as Ralston and Rivers. The orchestra of stellar Bay Area players is conducted by Nicole Paiement. Members of The Young People's Chorus of New York City, conducted by Francisco J. Núñez, represent the boarding school's students.
Goodbye Mr. Chips by Gordon Getty, Opera Film Poster by ©2021 Balbusso twins