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Opera Parallèle
American Premiere 
of Adam Gorb's

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Friday June 20
8 p.m.

Saturday June 21
8 p.m.

Sunday June 22 
4 p.m.

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Laura Krumm


Andres Ramirez


Shawnette Sulker

Opera Parallèle is "one of the Bay Area's most indispensible artistic assets." 

Joshua Kosman, The San Francisco Chronicle, April 2014

 Parallèle Voice: June 2014


 Don't miss these FREE upcoming events as we celebrate and prepare for our exciting American Premiere of Adam Gorb's Anya17



         Anna Noggle as Anya • Photo by Steve DiBartolomeo 


Sneak Preview: Kanbar Center, 44 Page Street 

Monday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. 

Hear the singers perform and discuss their roles in this fascinating project, and get a behind the scenes look into the score and staging with Conductor Nicole Paiement and Director Brian Staufenbiel. 

Open Rehearsal: Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street Friday, June 13, 4:30 p.m. 

Watch the director, conductor, and singers work together in an actual staging rehearsal in preparation for the following week's performance. After the rehearsal, Nicole Paiement and Brian Staufenbiel will lead the cast and audience in a lively question-and-answer session. 

Round-Table Discussion: Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter Street 

Wednesday, June 18, 7:00 p.m. 

Composer Adam Gorb, Conductor Nicole Paiement, and Director Brian Staufenbiel will discuss the American Premiere of Anya17.


 About the Production


Opera Parallèle is proud to present this powerful opera, performed by a cast of exceptional singers. The role of Anya will be sung by Anna Noggle, whose portrayals have been described as “sensitively drawn and heart-achingly sung” (Opera News). Our Viktor is baritone Victor Benedetti, lauded by the Chicago Tribune for his “confident and commanding stage presence and strong, dark baritone”; Anya17 will also feature local favorites mezzo-sopranos Catherine Cook (OP’s own Julia Child in La Bonne Cuisine) and Laura Krumm, soprano Shawnette Sulker, and tenor Andres Ramirez (whom OP audiences enjoyed in Trouble in Tahiti and Ainadamar). 

Gorb’s music in this opera was described by London critic Paul Driver as “a marvel of boisterous inventiveness, albeit with a savage snap.” It brings to mind two of OP’s past productions, with musical affinities to Wozzeck (2010) and Ainadamar.(2013). Ben Kaye’s bold and accomplished libretto also shares common ground with these two works. 

We promise a compelling night in the theater as the creative team of Opera Parallèle, described by the San Francisco Chronicle’s Joshua Kosman as “quickly becoming one of the Bay Area’s indispensable cultural assets,” shines its full power on the sensation that is Anya17.

News from our Partners

Enjoy a special discount from our friends at the San Francisco Girls Chorus. They will present Rites and Passages Saturday, June 14, 2014, 8pm at the Nourse Theatre, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco.

San Francisco Girls Chorus will close its 2013-2014 35th season with a special concert of music by Eastern European composers and guest artists Joe Goode Performance Group and pianists Kanoko Nishi and Sarah Cahill. The program will feature Bartók’s Three Village Scenes performed as a suite with original dance interpolations created by Joe Goode and performed by members of his acclaimed Joe Goode Performance Group. The Chorus will be joined by guest pianists Kanoko Nishi and Sarah Cahill for Nishi’s new two-piano arrangement of Scenes 1 and 3 from Stravinsky’s Les Noces and will go a cappella for Stravinsky’s Four Russian Peasant Songs. Completing the program will be Smetana’s Three Choruses for Female Voice.



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50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA  94102

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