Georgia and the Rebels

Kick Off Party | Opening Night | Performance 2 | Performance 3 | Closing Matinee

A world premiere is cause for celebration and Opera Parallèle will be celebrating our upcoming world premiere of Today It Rains in style. You are cordially invited to join OP for a series of events that shine a spotlight on women whose work was influenced in some measure by the trailblazing life of Georgia O’Keeffe.

Wednesday, March 27

Kick-off Party

6:00 – 9:30 pm, ZSpace

All aboard as we set off from Penn Station headed south to Santa Fe!

We will launch the Today It Rains festivities with a lobby installation inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, and engage in a lively conversation featuring some of the Bay Area’s most exciting “Creative Rebels”: artist Sadie Barnette, actor Margo Hall, choreographer/dancer Nicole Klaymoon, and filmmaker/Today It Rains librettist Kimberly Reed, moderated by UCSC’s Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, Bettina Aptheker.

Schedule of Events

6:00 pm Opening of the lobby installation, hors d’oeuvres, and cash bar

7:00 pm Panel discussion and audience Q&A on stage with Sadie Barnette, Margo Hall, Nicole Klaymoon, and Kimberly Reed, moderated by Bettina Aptheker

8:30 pm Reception

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Thursday, March 28

World Premiere Gala Performance

Festivities begin at 6 pm at ZSpace

Be among the first to experience Today It Rains at this world premiere performance with the entire creative team in attendance.

The evening begins with a champagne toast with the creative team, followed by the first of our “Creative Rebels” conversations: Today It Rains composer Laura Kaminsky sits down with Maestro Nicole Paiement to reflect on the three-year-long process that culminates that evening with this world premiere.

After the performance join us in the lobby for post-premiere reception with the artists and creative team.

Ticket prices for this special event range from $175-$125, and include all the above-mentioned events. Add the Kick-Off Party on Wednesday night for only $20 more!

Schedule of Events

6:30 pm Pre-show conversation and audience Q&A with Creative Rebel Laura Kaminsky, moderated by OP Artistic Director Nicole Paiement

7:30 pm World premiere performance of Today It Rains

9:00 pm Post-show reception

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Friday, March 29

Festivities begin at 6:30 pm at ZSpace

The excitement continues as OP presents the second night of Today It Rains, and its second “Creative Rebel” conversation before the performance.

This evening’s “Creative Rebel” is nationally renowned collage artist Sherry Parker in conversation with Merola Program Artistic Director Sheri Greenawald. Learn about the origins of the art form known as “exquisite corpse” and the prominent role it plays in Today It Rains.

After the performance join us in the lobby for post-show reception.

Ticket prices for this evening range from $125-$65, and include all the above-mentioned events. Add the Kick-Off Party on Wednesday night for only $20 more!

Schedule of Events

6:30 pm Pre-show conversation and audience Q&A with Creative Rebel Sherry Parker, moderated by Sheri Greenawald

7:30 pm Today It Rains performance

9:00 pm Post-show reception

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Saturday, March 30

Festivities begin at 6:30 pm at ZSpace

The excitement continues as OP presents the third night of Today It Rains, and the next in its series of “Creative Rebel” conversations before the performance.

This evening’s “Creative Rebel” is Ruth Felt in conversation with KDFC’s Dianne Nicolini. During Ruth’s 37-year-tenure as the founder and impresario of San Francisco Performances, the company presented more than 100 premieres and San Francisco debuts, introducing such acclaimed artists in recital as composer/pianist Thomas Adès, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Evgeny Kissin, and soprano Dawn Upshaw. Find out more about the vision that created this landmark series and the stories behind some of the greatest performances in the City’s past four decades.

After the performance join us in the lobby for post-show reception.

Ticket prices for this evening range from $125-$65, and include all the above-mentioned events. Add the Kick-Off Party on Wednesday night for only $20 more!

Schedule of Events

6:30 pm Pre-show conversation and audience Q&A with Creative Rebel Ruth Felt, moderated by Dianne Nicolini

7:30 pm Today It Rains performance

9:00 pm Post-show reception

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Sunday, March 31

Final performance and closing reception

Festivities begin at 1 pm at ZSpace

Last stop Santa Fe!

To help wrap up this week-long journey, we are delighted to present two authors who know more than a little about the life of Georgia O’Keeffe: Carolyn Burke, author of the new book “Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury”, and Susan Todd, who recently donated a trove of correspondence by O’Keeffe and Stieglitz to the Library of Congress. Moderating this fascinating conversation will be Barbara Bair, historian and curator of Literature, Culture, and the Arts in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, where she oversees the Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Papers collection.

After the performance join us in the lobby for post-show reception.

Ticket prices for this evening range from $125-$65, and include all the above-mentioned events. Add the Kick-Off Party on Wednesday night for only $20 more!

Schedule of Events

1 pm Pre-show conversation and audience Q&A with authors Carolyn Burke and Susan Todd, moderated by historian and Library of Congress curator Barbara Bair.

2 pm Matinee performance

3:30 pm Post-show closing toast and reception

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