Reviews

Les Enfants Terribles (May 2017)

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

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

 

 

 

 

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”

Examiner.com, “The Lighthouse considers an unsolved mystery”

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