La Belle et la Bête – July 2022

 San Francisco Chronicle – Review by Joshua Kosman

 San Francisco Classical Voice – Review by Lisa Hirsch

 ArtsSF – Review by Paul Henterlendy

 Local News Matters Bay Area – Review by Caroline Crawford 


Sophia’s Forest, February 2022

  San Francisco Chronicle – Review by Joshua Kosman

‘The Timliest Opera of All’ – ArtsSF review by Paul Henterlendy

  Musical America – Review by Steven Winn

Harriet’s Spirit, November 13 -14, 2021

San Francisco Classical Voice – Nov. 16, 2021 – Harriet’s Spirit Entertains With a Message





Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera, July 16, 2021 – January 16, 2022

Everest, Joby Talbot’s intimate epic, expands its already considerable reach as the world’s first (we think) graphic-novel opera – Matthew Gurewitsch, Air Mail Opera Pick of the Week

Opera Parallèle Summits With Everest – Michael Zwiebach, San Francisco Classical Voice 

Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera’ Review: Drawn From Life and Death – By Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal

Opera Parallèle’s ‘Everest – A Graphic Novel Opera’ takes the form into unexplored territory – by Amelia Williams, Bay City News Foundation

Today It Rains (world premiere), March 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, December 2018

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

Opera Parallèle’s The Little PrinceOpera Tattler




In the Penal Colony, September 2018

Opera Parallèle’s In the Penal ColonyOpera Tattler

Opera Parallèle’s In the Penal Colony Highlights Philip Glass’s Days and Nights FestivalSan Francisco Classical Voice

One Story Two Operas: At the Statue of Venus/Trouble in Tahiti, February 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 (February 2017)

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

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

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

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



Opera Parallèle's The Lighthouse with David Cushing, Thomas Glenn, and Robert OrthThe Lighthouse (May 2016)

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

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





Emile and lover, Champion, Opera Parallele, photo by Steve di BartoloemoChampion (February 2016)

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

San Francisco Classical Voice, “Champion Delivers Emotional TKO”

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




Heart of Darkness (May 2015)

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

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

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






Dead Man Walking (Feb 2015)

San Francisco Chronicle, “‘Dead Man Walking’ Review: Spare and Moving New Staging of Opera”

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

The Opera Tattler: “Opera Parallèle’s Dead Man Walking





Anya17 (June 2014)

Culture Venture, “Anya17, SF”








Mahagonny Songspiel and Les mamelles de Tirésias (April 2014)

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

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

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






Trouble in TahitiTrouble in Tahiti (April 2013)

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

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

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





Ainadamar - Fountain of TearsAinadamar (February 2013)

San Francisco Chronicle, ‘Ainadamar’ review: Uncommonly vivacious

Mercury News, “Ainadamar … Confidently Executed, Classy

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

New Music Box, Opera Parallèle Presents Golijov’s Ainadamar





Daisy - The Great Gatsby OperaThe Great Gatsby (February 2012)

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

Opera Tattler, Ensemble Parallèle’s The Great Gatsby

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

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

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

Opera Magazine’s review of Ensemble Parallele’s The Great Gatbsy



OrphéeOrphée (March 2011)

San Francisco Chronicle‘Orphée’ by Philip Glass review: triumphant

San Francisco Bay TimesOrphée: Spellbinding!

Stark Insider, Ensemble Parallèle wows the opera community

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

Opera Tattler, Ensemble Parallèle’s Orphée

Civic Center, The Triumph of Ensemble Parallèle’s Orphée

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

Opera Parallele's 2010 production of WozzeckWozzeck (January 2010)

San Francisco Classical Voice: Operatic Heaven From Hell

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

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

Opera Tattler: Review of Ensemble Parallèle’s Wozzeck

The Reverberate Hills; or The Apotheosis of the Narwhal