Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Opera Parallèle 2018-2019 Season

Opera Parallèle has announced their  2018-2019 Season.

In the Penal Colony (2000) by Philip Glass with a libretto by Rudolph Wurlitzer based on the story by Franz Kafka.  This is a new production in collaboration with the Day and Nights Festival which takes place in Carmel, California, October 5-7, 2018.  We'll have to work this one out.  A later performance in San Francisco?  This is all men, but I would still like to see it.  Nicole Paiement will conduct, and the director is Brian Staufenbiel.

The Little Prince (2003) by Rachel Portman in the Marines Memorial Theater in San Francisco, December 7-9, 2018.  Nicole Paiement will conduct, and the director is Brian Staufenbiel.  This is with the San Francisco Girls Chorus and may be regarded as a December family performance.

Today it Rains (2019) by Laura Kaminsky in Z-Space in San Francisco, March 28-31, 2019.  Nicole Paiement will conduct, and the director is Brian Staufenbiel.  This is a world premier based on an event in the life of the painter Georgia O'Keeffe.  I have seen this composer's work and am most interested in this opera.

Xochitl and the Flowers (2016) (pronouced so-tcheel) by Christopher Pratorius-Gomez at 544 Capp St, San Francisco, May 18-19-2019.  Originally created in 2016 with the Alvarado Elementary School, it is about immigration.  Very timely.  Martha Salazar will conduct.
 

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