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2024-2025

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OPERA PARALLÈLE PRESENTS

Everest: Opera in the Planetarium

Nov 6-17, 2024
Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences

Composer Joby Talbot | Librettist Gene Scheer

Experience Everest: Opera in the Planetarium in the wildly immersive 360-degree environment of the California Academy of Sciences's Morrison Planetarium. The breathtaking fusion of graphic novel imagery and operatic story telling of the ill-fated 1996 Everest expedition takes the award winning Everest: an Immersive Experience to the next level.

OPERA PARALLÈLE PRESENTS

The Pigeon Keeper

March 7-9, 2025
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco

Composer David Hanlon | Librettist Stephanie Fleischmann
WORLD PREMIERE

In a seaside village, young Orsia seeks a home for a refugee boy. In her search she finds unexpected compassion through the outcast pigeon keeper. A magical-realism world premiere exploring otherness, belonging, and the meaning of family.

OPERA PARALLÈLE PRESENTS

Harvey Milk

May 31-June 7, 2025
Blue Shield of California Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Composer Stewart Wallace | Librettist Michael Korie

A new adaptation of the acclaimed opera, capturing Milk's transformative journey from a NY Jewish boy during World War II, to a closeted Wall Street businessman, to a beloved and heroic outspoken community leader who is tragically martyred at a pinnacle moment in Queer civil rights history.

OurMission

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.

DiscoverOpera Parallèle

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.