Outreach Programs

Opera Parallèle’s multi-faceted program targets a broad range of students from elementary to high school age with a specific focus on schools in underserved communities whose students have limited access to the arts. Under the guidance of Opera Parallèle’s professional staff and artistic team and supervised by the Educational Programs Director Roma Olvera, the program recruits music students and young artists from the San Francisco Bay Area to share their skills, knowledge, and leadership with partnering schools and enables students to fully experience contemporary opera.




INVITATION-TO-OPERA | Schools attend the final dress rehearsal of an Opera Parallèle production free of charge.

ENGAGE-IN-OPERA | Connects the main-stage production with classroom curriculum through an interactive workshop.

HANDS-ON-OPERA | Students participate in producing and performing an opera.

OPERA-ON-DISPLAY | Free Open Rehearsals and Sneak Previews for all of our productions.


Opera Parallele Spiders Revenge Academy of Sciences

Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Spiders Revenge Hands-on-Opera 2013

Community and Educational Outreach

Opera Parallèle is committed to acquainting youth with the power of opera while building new audiences, through our community and educational outreach programs. The company hopes to draw “parallels” among

  • the complex contemporary contexts of urban youth
  • the spirited pursuit of new art, and how it is created
  • the collaborative relationships that are a cornerstone of every creative community.


If you are interested in participating in any of these programs, please contact:

Roma Olvera  |  (415) 626-6279  |  Email