About Us

Opera Parallèle develops and performs contemporary opera, commissions new works, and re-orchestrates contemporary grand opera, breathing new life into underperformed masterworks for the 20th & 21st centuries. Embracing rituals of old while bravely finding space for the new, this tension sparks creativity – colorful collisions that inspire new ways of experiencing opera. Born in San Francisco, a city built on both old and new, between art and technology, Opera Parallèle merges tradition with innovation to reimagine the power of opera in the modern world, highlighting stories of social relevance that explore the depth of the human condition.

Opera Parallèle’s 2019 production of Today It Rains. Nathan Granner, tenor as “Aubrey” and Blythe Gaissert, mezzo-soprano as “Georgia O’Keeffe”. Photo: Steve DiBartolomeo