KALW: Kenji Oh and Kelley Rourke on “On the Arts”

Wednesday, October 18 at 4 PM PT, tune in to KALW 91.7 FM (or stream at kalw.org) for “On the Arts” and hear from composer Kenji Oh and librettist Kelley Rourke, speaking on Opera Parallèle’s upcoming world premiere of The Emissary with David Latulippe!

Opera Parallèle has commissioned composer Kenji Oh and librettist Kelley Rourke to create this brand new adaptation of The Emissary, based on the award-winning novel by celebrated Japanese author Yoko Tawada, as part of the seventh iteration of Hands-On-Opera. Directed by Yayoi Kambara and starring Angela Yam and Bradley Kynard, and featuring the Lick Wilmerding High School Chorus, bring the whole family to this world premiere!

Friday, October 27 at 7 pm, Saturday, October 28 at 1 pm and 4 pm. Tickets $10 Pay What You Can; $25 General; $50 Pay It Forward; free admission for ages 21 and underSung in English with supertitles. Runtime: 50 minutes, no intermission. Read more about The Emissary here, and get your tickets via the ODC Box Office.


Oct 18 2023


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


91.7 FM