harriet’s spirit

Opera Parallèle To Present Harriet Tubman Story
Opera Parallèle has announced the world premiere of a new opera inspired by the life of heroic Harriet Tubman entitled "Harriet’s Spirit." The new opera features new music by Bay Area-based jazz composer and bassist Marcus Shelby and a libretto by Roma Olvera as part of OP’s acclaimed Hands-On Opera program, which creates and presents accessible and sophisticated new music theater works in collaboration with elementary school children during an intensive residency. The opera is…
Opera Parallèle Announces New World Premiere ‘Harriet’s Spirit’
Opera Parallèle is slated to showcase an essential world premiere when it showcases “Harriet’s Spirit,” an opera centered on the life of abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman. The opera, composed by jazz artist and composer Marcus Shelby and written by librettist Roma Olvera, will take place on Jan. 18 and 20 as part of the company’s famed  Hands-On Opera Program. The work’s creative team will include conductor Luçik Aprahämian, stage…