Opera Parallèle is proud to be featured in Opera America’s most recent edition of their magazine as one the Bay Area pioneers of operatic gold. “Opera Parallèle has taken the bold step of leaving classical repertoire behind altogether. Originally called the Ensemble Parallèle, it changed its name to Opera Parallèle in 2012. “We said, ‘How are we going to decide repertoire from now on?’” Desjardins explains. ‘We decided we can do original works made for our size; we can go up to 28 musicians, so we can’t do grand opera, but we can do works made for our size. And we can do reductions and we can commission work for our size.’”
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