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Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Opera Parallele Announces 2021-22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2021

Opera Parallèle's (OP) General and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement, today announced the 2021-22 season repertoire, casting and creative teams for the company's 12th anniversary.

Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021 Photo Opera Parallele Announces EVEREST as Graphic Novel Opera Film For Summer 2021
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2021

Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer's acclaimed opera Everest will be given a bold new theatrical treatment reimagined as a graphic novel opera film, a concept where the singers are integrated into an animated environment creating a one-of-a-kind operatic experience.

VIDEO: Pegasus Opera Company Bring Together 26 International Opera Singers To Support Photo VIDEO: Pegasus Opera Company Bring Together 26 International Opera Singers To Support Black Lives Matter
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2020

Pegasus Opera Company have brought together  26 black opera singers from around the world digitally to sing Make Them Hear You, a social justice song from the musical Ragtime, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For STAR TREK-Inspired ABDUCT Photo Pacific Opera Project Announces Interactive Watch Party For STAR TREK-Inspired ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2020

Pacific Opera Project (POP) announces an interactive watch party of a rebroadcast of POP's hit production of Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio from The Ford Amphitheatre, recorded in September of 2016, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 5pm PT.

West Edge Opera Offers $19 Tickets For Their Summer Festival Photo West Edge Opera Offers $19 Tickets For Their Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2019

West Edge Operais offering $19 tickets for all performances in their upcoming summer festival, including the highly anticipated Bay Area premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's adaptation of the Lars von Trier film Breaking the Waves. True to our East Bay roots, we have long been committed to presenting world class opera in unconventional locations and to an often overlooked audience. By offering a limited number of tickets at only $19, we hope to erase any barrier that would keep patrons from experiencing the drama and intensity of fully produced opera.

Oakland Symphony Announces 2018-19 Programming Photo Oakland Symphony Announces 2018-19 Programming
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 28, 2018

Oakland Symphony and Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan announce programming for 2018-19 Season running October 12, 2018 - May 19, 2019. Concerts are at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland and other East Bay venues. Subscriptions for the 2018-2019 season are currently on sale and single tickets go on sale Monday, August 27at 10:00am PST. For information, to purchase subscriptions and single tickets, visit oaklandsmphony.org.

Ars Minerva Presents the Modern World Premiere of 1738 Opera Photo Ars Minerva Presents the Modern World Premiere of 1738 Opera
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018

Ars Minerva, a five-year-old nonprofit acclaimed for its resurrections of forgotten operas from the Italian Baroque, has announced its fall presentation: Giovanni Porta's IFIGENIA IN AULIDE, which runs for two nights only, November 30 to December 1, at ODC Theater in San Francisco.

New Operas About Memphis Come to Midtown Opera Festival Photo New Operas About Memphis Come to Midtown Opera Festival
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2018

Opera Memphis will present a series of new operas about Memphis, The Opera 901 Showcase, during the 2018 Midtown Opera Festival at Playhouse on the Square April 6-14. This year's Festival will also include a rarely performed opera by Alessandro Scarlatti and a full range of Fringe events designed to satisfy any lover of the performing arts. Tickets and the full event schedule are available at operamemphis.org/mof18.

Oakland East Bay Symphony Closes Out Season with CANDIDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan conclude their 2014-2015 season with “all the best in the best of all possible worlds” in the form of Leonard Bernstein's masterful and droll take on Voltaire's biting, farcical satire, Candide, which will be given one performance only Today, May 15, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway in Oakland. The Symphony and Maestro Morgan will be joined in the concert performance by the Oakland Symphony Chorus and soloists. For tickets and information, visit www.oebs.org .

Oakland East Bay Symphony to Close Out Season with CANDIDE, 5/15
by Matt Smith - Apr 16, 2015

The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan conclude their 2014-2015 season with “all the best in the best of all possible worlds” in the form of Leonard Bernstein's masterful and droll take on Voltaire's biting, farcical satire, Candide, which will be given one performance only Friday, May 15, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway in Oakland. The Symphony and Maestro Morgan will be joined in the concert performance by the Oakland Symphony Chorus and soloists. For tickets and information, visit www.oebs.org .

Opera Parallèle Presents U.S. Premiere of Tarik O'Regan's HEART OF DARKNESS, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Hard on the heels of the highly successful premiere of its acclaimed new production of Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking in February, Opera Parallèle will present the U.S. premiere of Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness May 1-3 at Z Space in San Francisco. The opera will be staged in an innovative new production overseen by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel, with Artistic Director Nicole Paiement conducting. Performances are Friday, May 1, at 8 pm; Saturday, May 2, at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, May 3, at 2 pm; Z Space is located at 450 Florida Street in San Francisco. Tickets are priced $30-$85 and may be purchased at www.operaparallele.org .

BWW Review: ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO Skillfully Sets Mozart's Opera in Star Trek's Final Frontier
by Shari Barrett - Mar 8, 2015

Pacific Opera Project boldly goes where no opera company has gone before in a Star Trek-themed production of ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO: POP puts their zany spin on Mozart's kidnapping caper by setting it in space... the final frontier. Klingons, slave girls, and all your favorite characters from the original Star Trek series sing and dance their way through Abduction accompanied by a spectacular 27-piece orchestra conducted by POP co-founder Stephen Karr. The new English libretto, written by artistic director Josh Shaw who also directs the POP production, takes the action from an 18th century harem in Turkey and places it Stardate 14-20.27 on the hereto unexplored planet M113.

Oakland East Bay Symphony to Close Out Season with CANDIDE, 5/15
by Matt Smith - Feb 28, 2015

Oakland, CA, February 27, 2015 – The Oakland East Bay Symphony and Music Director Michael Morgan conclude their 2014-2015 season with “all the best in the best of all possible worlds” in the form of Leonard Bernstein's masterful and droll take on Voltaire's biting, farcical satire, Candide, which will be given one performance only Friday, May 15, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway in Oakland. The Symphony and Maestro Morgan will be joined in the concert performance by the Oakland Symphony Chorus and soloists. For tickets and information, visit www.oebs.org .

Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale today, October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season.

Opera Parallèle Announces 2014-2015 Season, Featuring DEAD MAN WALKING and HEART OF DARKNESS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Founder and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced details of Opera Parallèle's 2014--2015 season, which will feature the premiere of a new production of Jake Heggie's acclaimed Dead Man Walking--marking the 15th anniversary of one of the most widely performed operas of the 21st century--and the U.S. premiere of vibrant composer Tarik O'Regan's Heart of Darkness. Both operas, based on significant literary works, plumb the depths of human emotion, resilience, fortitude, hope and redemption, making them ideal subjects for the operatic stage and for Opera Parallèle's brand of story-telling and rich exploration of the human experience in provocative and intense stagings. Both original Opera Parallèle productions will be led by Paiement on the podium, with production design and direction by Opera Parallèle Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel and members of the creative team responsible for OP's acclaimed productions of Orphée, The Great Gatsby, Ainadamar, and Trouble in Tahiti.

Single Tickets for the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 Season to Go On Sale 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale October 1 for individual concerts of the Oakland East Bay Symphony's 2014-2015 season. The six-concert, 26th season—Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan's 25th with the Orchestra-- will feature the world premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Grammy Award-winning composer/violinist Mads Tolling, the West Coast premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James' Brothers in Arts for jazz quintet and orchestra, a semi-staged performance ofLeonard Bernstein's Candide, pianists Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Richard Glazier, Notes from Mexico, a holiday tribute to Pete Seeger and more. A pre-concert talk will begin one hour before each performance, and the 2014-2015 season at the Paramount Theatre runs November 7, 2014 through May 15, 2015. Sponsors of the 2014-15 season include Bell Investment Advisors, Mueller Nicholls Builders and Chevron. For details, information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org .

Oakland East Bay Symphony Announces Its 2014-2015 Season, Which Includes NOTES FROM MEXICO, CANDIDE and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Morgan and the Oakland East Bay Symphony continue to set a high standard of innovative and engaging programming as they announce details of their 2014—2015 season. The six-concert, 26th season—Maestro Morgan's 25th with the Orchestra-- will feature the world premiere of a new work for violin and orchestra by Grammy Award-winning composer/violinist Mads Tolling, the West Coast premiere of Chris Brubeck and Guillaume Saint-James'Brothers in Arts for jazz quintet and orchestra, a semi-staged performance of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, pianists Llewellyn Sanchez-Werner and Richard Glazier, Notes from Mexico, a holiday tribute to Pete Seeger and more. A pre-concert talk will begin one hour before each performance, and the 2014-2015 season at the Paramount Theatre runs November 7, 2014 through May 15, 2015. Sponsors of the 2014-15 season include Bell Investment Advisors, Mueller Nicholls Builders and Chevron. For details, information and tickets, visit www.oebs.org .

The Oakland Symphony Chorus Presents Handel's MESSIAH, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Oakland Symphony Chorus, Music Director Lynne Morrow, will perform Handel's iconic oratorio, Messiah, Sunday, April 13, at 5:30 pm at the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Guest artists include Rudy de Vos, organ; Shawnette Sulker, soprano; Amy Bouchard, mezzo-soprano; Darron Flagg, tenor and Zachary Gordin, baritone, and audience members will be invited to sing along with the “Hallelujah” Chorus.Tickets are priced $20 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at www.oaklandsymphonychorus.org .

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Presents MUSIC TEXTUAL, 8/21 & 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

The Hot Air Music Festival Present Musical Textual: Where Music and Text Combine. Featuring The Betons: Ella Barros and Wolfgang Thompson &The Hot Air Chamber Ensemble with Soprano Shawnette Sulker, And Actor Trish DeBaun, and Conductor Matthew Cmiel &The Hot Air Vocal Ensemblein.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Presents MUSIC TEXTUAL, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

The Hot Air Music Festival Present Musical Textual: Where Music and Text Combine. Featuring The Betons: Ella Barros and Wolfgang Thompson &The Hot Air Chamber Ensemble with Soprano Shawnette Sulker, And Actor Trish DeBaun, and Conductor Matthew Cmiel &The Hot Air Vocal Ensemblein.

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