Opera Parallèle2023 | 2024 Season


The Emissary

October 27-28, 2023
ODC Theater, San Francisco

Composer Kenji Oh | Librettist Kelley Rourke

Based on the novel by Yoko Tawada.
English translation by Margaret Mitsutani

In this World Premiere opera spanning generations, journey through a future where hope and resilience shine in a world on the brink.


Birds & Balls

April 5-7, 2024
SFJAZZ Miner Auditorium

Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera
Composer David T. Little | Librettist Royce VavrekBalls
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!’


Fellow Travelers

June 21-23, 2024
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.

Major support for Opera Parallèle is provided by Gordon Getty, Bob Ellis, Lemala Fund, Sherry Parker in memory of Dina Kuntz, Donna Dubinsky & Len Shustek, SF Grants for the Arts, Stephen & Diane Heiman, Lisa Lindelef, Scott R. Lord, Nicole Paiement & Brian Staufenbiel, Jerry Roth & Ray Jenks, Anderson Norby, Philip Goward & Theodore Ueki, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Future Fund, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation and Aaron Copland Fund.

Watch Opera Parallèle’s 23|24 Season Announcement, with full details from OP leadership and artists from the season on The Emissary, Birds & Balls, and Fellow Travelers, as well as Opera Parallèle’s Bullhorn community programs for the season.

Opera Parallèle is aProud Member of

and is sponsored in part by grants from

 California Arts Council. A state agency.