Vanessa Becerra and Hadleigh Adams lead Opera Parallels’ “Magnificence and the Beast”

Opera Parallèle will collaborate with SFJAZZ for Philip Glass’ opera “Magnificence and the Beast”.

The opera is predicated on the epic romantic fantasy movie from 1946 by the French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau. The manufacturing, which will probably be performed on 14, 15, 16 and 17 July at SFJAZZ, will mix opera and movie.

In an announcement, Opera Parallèle director and idea designer Brian Staufenbiel stated: “The synergy between movie and opera lies deep within the DNA of Opera Parallèle’s aesthetics and historical past of previous productions. Our privileged relationship with Philip Glass has impressed us to finish his Cocteau trilogy with this new model of La Belle et la Bête.OP’s strategy has been to reply to the dreamlike aware and unconscious parts with our personal filmed episodes and dwell motion on stage.We discover the questions – like Cocteau – about what’s true magnificence, and within the bigger context of this dream story, what is sweet and evil? Cocteau understood what it was prefer to dwell with a masks, for concern of exhibiting his true self and sexual orientation, therefore his bigger allegorical query: can we transcend exterior look and classes (the aware, the beast) and uncover what magnificence is contained in the soul, (the unconscious). After I take off this masks, will you’re keen on me for who I’m? ”

The opera’s actress soprano Vanessa Becerra will make her opera debut in San Francisco as La Belle and baritone Hadleigh Adams as La Bête / Le Prince / Avenant. Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and soprano Sophie Delphis will be part of the forged.

MANA Saxophone Quartet, keyboardists Keisuke Nakagoshi (OP’s resident pianist), Kevin Korth and Taylor Chan and Kjell Nordeson on percussion in entrance of the rating.

Nicole Paiement directs Brian Staufenbiel’s manufacturing.

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