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Everest: A Graphic Novel Opera
2009 - 2019 Reviews

Today It Rains (Mar 2019)

‘Today It Rains’ a powerful operatic journey with Georgia O’Keeffe – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

‘Today It Rains’, a Compelling Biographical Opera of Georgia O’Keeffe – Elsa Tranter, Classical Voice

Opera Parallèle brings Visual Art to the Stage – Lois Silverstein, Opera Wire

Striking Out for Santa Fe – Phillip Campbell, Bay Area Reporter

The Little Prince (Dec 2018)<>/h4>‘Little Prince’ in operatic form makes a perfect holiday treat – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Opera Parallèle’s The Little Prince – Opera Tattler

In the Penal Colony (Sep 2018)

‘Little Prince’ in operatic form makes a perfect holiday treat – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Opera Parallèle’s The Little Prince – Opera Tattler

At the Statue of Venus/Trouble in Tahiti (Feb 2018)

Two operatic tales of love and disappointment – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

All That SFJazz And Operatic Double-Bill – Elsa Tranter, Classical Voice

Trouble in Tahiti and At the Statue of Venus – Victor Cordell, ForAllEvents

Les Enfants Terribles (May 2017)

Opera Parallèle Mounts a Vivid, Multifold “Enfants” – Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle

Les Enfants Terribles – Georgia Rowe – Opera News

Opera Parallèle’s Les Enfants Terribles Triumphs – Lisa Hirsch, San Francisco Classical Voice

Les Enfants Terribles Aren’t So Terrible After All – Lois Silverstein, OperaWire

Les Enfants Terribles – Opera By Philip Glass – Victor Cordell, For All Events

Opera Parallèle Presents Glass/Cocteau Les Enfants Terribles – Michael McDonagh – Sequenza 21

Flight (Feb 2017)

“Flight unfastens your musical seatbelt”– Repeat Performances, Jaime Robles

“Flight – an Opera” – For All Performances, Victor Cordell

“OP Delivers a Timely Revival of Jonathan Dove’s Flight” – San Francisco Classical Voice, Ilana Walder-Biesanz

“Opera Parallèle’s Flight”The Opera Tattler, Charliese Tiee

The Lighthouse (May 2016)

“Thrills and Chills at The Lighthouse” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“Wrapped fog lighthouse makes perfect music review” – Stark Insider

Champion (Feb 2016)

“Champion Fuses Jazz and Opera in Boxing” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Champion Delivers Emotional TKO”San Francisco Classical Voice

“Inspired Portrayal of a gay Champion” – The Bay Area Reporter

Heart of Darkness (May 2015)

“A Shadowy Plunge into Heart of Darkness” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Opera Parallèle Shines a Light on Heart of Darkness” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“Singing the Heart of Darkness: Tarik O’Regan’s opera premieres in America” – Bachtrack

Dead Man Walking (Feb 2015)

“‘Dead Man Walking’ Review: Spare and Moving New Staging of Opera” – SFGATE

“Dead Man Walking returns to the Bay Area” – Bachtrack

“Opera Parallèle’s Dead Man Walking” – The Opera Tattler

Anya17 (Jun 2014)

“Anya17, SF” – Culture Venture

Mahagonny Songspiel and Les mamelles de Tirésias (Apr 2014)

“Weill/Poulenc Pairing a winning combo” – San Francisco Chronicle

“A Theater of Parallels at Opera Parallèle” – San Francisco Classical Voice

“Opera Parallèle Synthesizes Weill and Poulenc into an Uber-Narrative” – San Francisco Examiner

Trouble in Tahiti (Apr 2013)

“Trouble in Tahiti” Review: Bravo Bernstein – San Francisco Chronicle

Opera Paralléle wins again with “Trouble in Tahiti” – Stark Insider

Bernstein’s Trouble Is Our Joy (Review) – San Francisco Classical Voice

Ainadamar (Feb 2013)

‘Ainadamar’ review: Uncommonly vivacious – San Francisco Chronicle

“Ainadamar … Confidently Executed, Classy” – Mercury News

Riveting Reverie: Opera Parallèle’s Ainadamar – San Francisco Classical Voice

Opera Parallèle Presents Golijov’s Ainadamar – New Music Box

The Great Gatsby (Feb 2012)

Ensemble Parallèle’s The Great Gatsby: A Newly Accessible Opera About Striving for the American Dream – San Francisco Weekly

Ensemble Parallèle’s The Great Gatsby – Opera Tattler

Ensemble Parallele’s The Great Gatsby – San Francisco Civic Center

Harbison’s “The Great Gatsby” with Ensemble Parallèle – High Score New Music

Ensemble Parallèle Tackles Harbison’s Great Gatsby – New Music Box

Ensemble Parallele’s The Great Gatbsy – Opera Magazine

Orphée (Mar 2011)

Orphée: Spellbinding! – San Francisco Bay Times

Ensemble Parallèle wows the opera community – Stark Insider

Ensemble Parallèle: Small Company Stages Big Production – San Francisco Weekly

Ensemble Parallèle’s Orphée – Opera Tattler

The Triumph of Ensemble Parallèle’s Orphée – Civic Center

Two operas: Orphée, Nixon in China – The Eastside View

Wozzeck (January 2010)

Operatic Heaven From Hell San Francisco Classical Voice

Opera review: Ensemble Parallèle’s ‘Wozzeck’ San Francisco Chronicle

Wozzeck opera as film noir from San Francisco Conservatory of Music San Francisco Examiner

Review of Ensemble Parallèle’s Wozzeck – Opera Tattler

The Reverberate Hills; or The Apotheosis of the Narwhal

Press Releases

2021

Tickets on sale for Over the Rainbow A Celebration to Benefit Opera Parallèle with John Holiday, acclaimed opera, jazz & pop singer, finalist on NBC’s The Voice, in his San Francisco debut performance.

Tickets now on sale for the West Coast premiere of Sophia’s Forest, Lembit Beecher, Composer and Hannah Moscovitch, Librettist – February 24, 25, and 26, 2022 at Grace Cathedral

Opera Parallèle opens 12th Season with live, in-person performances Nov 13-14: World premiere instrumental ensemble version of Harriet’s Spirit by composer Marcus Shelby and librettist Roma Olvera

San Francisco, CA, September 30, 2021 — Opera Parallèle Announces 12th Season with live, in-person performances for 2021-22: Premiere of Marcus Shelby’s Harriet’s Spirit, Nov. 13 & 14: West Coast premiere of Lembit Beecher’s Sophia’s Forest, Feb. 24-26

Opera Parallèle 2021-22 Season Repertoire and Dates

San Francisco, CA, August 11, 2021 — Opera Parallèle General Director and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement today announced the appointment of two highly experienced and nationally known non-profit arts administrators to the company’s leadership

San Francisco, CA, July 7, 2021 – Dallas Opera releases Opera Parallèle’s Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera, a new original film on streaming platform thedallasopera.tv

San Francisco, CA, March 15, 2021 – Opera Parallèle Reimagines Joby Talbot’s Everest as a Graphic Novel Opera, World Premiere Film Available This Summer. 

San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2021 – Opera Parallèle Postpones Spring Season Presentations of La Belle et la Bête and Sophia’s Forest due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on indoor performances. 

San Francisco, CA, March 2, 2021 – Opera Parallèle Presents Close-Up online recital series 

2009-2019

September 19, 2019: Opera Parallèle will open its 2019-2020 tenth season with a recital by tenor William Burden and mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade

August 12, 2019: Opera Parallèle’s 10th anniversary Gala, “Because of You” to honor founding Board member Bob Ellis

July 1, 2019: Opera Parallèle elects arts management leader Nancy E. Petrisko new Board President

June 4, 2019: Opera Parallèle announces its 2019-20 season

May 20, 2019: Marylene Delbourg-Delphis and Parker Monroe to join OP Board

April 22, 2019: Opera Parallèle presents Xochitl and the Flowers at Community Music Center

August 20, 2018: Opera Parallèle’s annual Gala, “Creative Rebels”, to honor Philip Glass

June 21, 2018: Entrepreneur Jane Hartley to join OP Board

May 24, 2018: Opera Parallèle announces its 2018-19 season

March 1, 2017: Opera Parallèle Presents Philip Glass’ Les Enfants Terribles

January 4, 2017: Debbie Chinn named new Executive Director of Opera Parallèle

June 3, 2016: Opera Parallèle Announces 2016-2017 Season

April 9, 2015: Opera Parallèle Announces 2015-2016 Season

September 3, 2013: Tod Brody Appointed Executive Director of Opera Parallèle

October 15, 2012: Ensemble Parallèle’s Name Change & Season Announcement release

September 19, 2011: The Great Gatsby review

June 13, 2011: Four Saints in Three Acts review

March 1,  2011: Orphée Stark Insider review

March 1, 2011: Orphée SFGate review

November 3, 2009: Presenting Wozzeck, Jan. 30 and 31

June 3, 2016: Opera Parallèle Announces 2016-2017 Season

April 9, 2015: Opera Parallèle Announces 2015-2016 Season

September 3, 2013: Tod Brody Appointed Executive Director of Opera Parallèle

October 15, 2012: Ensemble Parallèle’s Name Change & Season Announcement release

September 19, 2011: The Great Gatsby review

June 13, 2011: Four Saints in Three Acts review

March 1,  2011: Orphée Stark Insider review

March 1, 2011: Orphée SFGate review

November 3, 2009: Presenting Wozzeck, Jan. 30 and 31

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