Opera Parallèle Presents:

Today It Rains

A celebration inspired by the creative spirit of Georgia O'Keeffe during the premiere week of the new opera Today it Rains

Wednesday, March 27th through Sunday, March 31st, 2019

As part of the world premiere of their opera Today It Rains, Opera Parallèle is hosting a celebration of the Bay Area's creative rebels inspired by the work of Georgia O'Keeffe. Opera Parallèle will honor women who, like O'Keeffe, are breaking the mold, defying expectations, and pushing the boundaries of their field.

Here is a breakdown of the week's events:

Wednesday, March 27th
6:00 PM Georgia & the Rebels Kick-Off Party: Creative Rebel Panel and Reception
Unveiling of lobby installation highlighting correspondence between O’Keeffe and Stieglitz
Creative Rebels panel discussion with artist Sadie Barnette, actor Margo Hall, choreographer/dancer Nicole Klaymoon, and filmmaker/Today It Rains librettist Kimberly Reed, moderated by UCSC Chair of Feminist Studies Bettina Aptheker.
Tickets: $30/$20 with purchase of a ticket to Today It Rains.

Thursday, March 28th
World Premiere Gala Performance & Pre-Show Panel: Meet the Composer
6:30 PM Creative Rebels: Today It Rains composer Laura Kaminsky in conversation with OP Artistic Director Nicole Paiement 
7:30 PM - Gala Performance of Today it Rains
Post-premiere reception 

Friday, March 29th
Pre-Show Panel & Performance
6:30 PM Creative Rebels: SF Performance founder and impresario Ruth Felt in conversation with Director of San Francisco Opera Center Sherri Greenawald
7:30 PM - Performance of Today it Rains
Post-show reception

Saturday, March 30th
Pre-Show Panel & Performance
6:30 PM Creative Rebels: Nationally renowned collage artist Sherry Parker in conversation with KDFC host Dianne Nicolini
7:30 PM - Performance of Today it Rains
Post-show reception

Sunday, March 31st
Pre-Show Panel & Closing Matinee
1 PM Special Guests: Pre-show conversation and audience Q&A with authors Carolyn Burke (“Foursome: Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Paul Strand, Rebecca Salsbury”) and
Susan Todd, moderated by historian and Library of Congress curator Barbara Bair.
2 PM Closing matinee of Today it Rains
Post-show reception