Opera Parallèle2024 | 2025 Season

OPERA PARALLÈLE PRESENTS

Everest: Opera in the Planetarium

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

Composer Joey 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.