Sunday, September 14, 2014

Opera Parallele 2014-15 Season

Another two-opera season for Opera Parallele, with some notable casting, plus a benefit cabaret:

Cabaret with soprano Sheri Greenawald
When: October 2, 2014 6:00 p.m.Where: Marines’ Memorial Club609 Sutter Street, San Francisco

Tables of 10: $2500 and $5000
Individual Tickets $250

For table reservations and sponsorship opportunities:
Contact: Executive Director Tod Brody at 415-626-6279

Dead Man Walking, by Jake Heggie

Cast: Jennifer Rivera (Sister Helen Prejean), Michael Mayes (Joe DeRocher), Catherine Cook (Mrs. DeRocher), Talise Trevigne (Sister Rose), Robert Orth (Owen Hart) plus Kristin Clayton, Michelle Rice, Joseph Mayers, Mark Hernandez, Jonathan Smucker, and members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Conducted by Nicole Paiement

YBCA Theatre, SF:
Friday, February 20, 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 22, 2 p.m. 

Broad Stage, Santa Monica:
Saturday, March 7
Sunday, March 8

Tickets: $45-125

Heart of Darkness, by Tarik O'Reagan

Cast:  Isaiah Bell (Marlow), Matthew Stump (Kurtz), Jonathan Blalock (Manager/Secretary), Thomas Glenn (Accountant/Helmsman), Daniel Cilli (Thames Captain), Crystal Kim (FiancĂ©e), Shawnette Sulker (River Woman), Jonathan Boyd (Harlequin)  and John Bischoff (Doctor/Bowlermaker)

Directed by Brian Staufenbiel
Conducted by Nicole Paiement

Z Space, San Francisco:

Friday, May 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $30-75


John Marcher said...

Very interesting cast for Dead Man Walking, and surprised, but pleased to see those LA Dates. Bummed to see a return to Z Zpace, a great venue but imo unsuitable for opera.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yes, it's a strong cast, but I thought the opera extremely weak when i saw it during its first run at SFO. Two days later, I remembered Flicka's great scene as the mother of the condemned man, Susan Graham's spiritual, and just about nothing else. I do not plan to see it again.

Very curious about Heart of Darkness, though!