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ODC Theater, San Francisco
Composer Kenji Oh | Librettist Kelley Rourke
Based on the novel by Yoko Tawada.
English translation by Margaret Mitsutani
Journey through a fractured future in this World Premiere family opera, where hope and resilience shine in a world on the brink.
SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium
Composer David T. Little | Librettist Royce Vavrek
Composer Laura Karpman | Librettist Gail Collins
Competition abounds in this World Premiere double bill, where comedy takes to the court in a theatrical spectacle culminating in the 1973 ‘Battle of the Sexes!’
Presidio Theatre, San Francisco
Composer Gregory Spears | Librettist Greg Pierce
Based on the novel by Thomas Mallon
The West Coast Premiere of a deeply romantic masterpiece entwining loyalty, passion, and forbidden love amidst ‘The Lavender Scare’ of the 1950’s.
Opera Parallèle merges tradition with innovation to re-invent opera for our modern world. We are committed to the highest artistic standards in our productions, while fostering an inclusive and creative environment that values curiosity and innovation. We are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of our work. We embrace communication, respect, and are accountable for our actions.
The BullhornCommunity Programs
The Bullhorn is the next evolution of Opera Parallèle’s community programs, designed to uplift and inspire, to activate and initiate, and to challenge the expectations of what an opera company can be and do. Rooted in civic practice, the Bullhorn programs and events reflect the company’s aspiration to amplify unheard voices, and connect art, audience, and communities, inspired by late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk who used his platform to bring communities together.
Collaboration is in Opera Parallèle’s DNA: the company was named for founder Nicole Paiement’s belief that working “in parallel”, or in partnership, with organizations and artists in our own communities is essential for the survival of opera as a living art form.