Opera Parallèle is emerging from the pandemic with its moxie intact and oversized ambitions still growing. The proof is in the announcement of the repertory, casting, and creative teams for the company’s 12th season.
General and Artistic Director Nicole Paiement has announced a season that will include:
— the premiere of Marcus Shelby’s
— the West Coast premiere of Lembit Beecher’s
— Philip Glass’s
This last is offered with the claim that it “distinguish[es] OP as the only U.S. company to have presented Glass’s entire trilogy of operas that are an homage to Jean Cocteau.” That excludes the Philip Glass Ensemble, of course, which has performed all three operas in Zellerbach Hall and elsewhere.