Opera Parallele Receives Hewlett Grant for Laura Kaminsky, Kimberly Reed & Mark Campbell’s New Opera

Opera Parellèle (OP) has received support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for its commission of Laura Kaminsky to compose the music for “Today It Rains,” a new chamber opera with a libretto by Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed (based on the original concept by Campbell) and projection design by Reed. “Today It Rains” reteams Kaminsky, Reed and Campbell after their successful work in “As {…}

Pacific Opera Project To Close 2017 Season With Modern Take on ‘La Bohème’

The Pacific Opera Project will close its 2017 season with five performances of its 2012 production of “La Bohème: AKA ‘The Hipsters.’” In POP’s production of “La Bohème: AKA ‘The Hipsters,’” an 1830’s Parisian garret becomes a present-day Los Angeles loft apartment during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA’s housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, {…}

New Amsterdam Opera Announces Messiah Performances

The New Amsterdam Opera has announced performances of Handel’s “Messiah.” The company announced that it would perform Handel’s oratorio on Dec. 2 and 3 with four distinguished soloists. Soprano Joanie Brittingham, mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh, tenor Johnathan Riesen, and baritone Steven Herring star with Keith Chambers in the podium. Brittingham recently performed at Carnegie Hall as well as with the Victor Herbert Renaissance {…}