You are here
Annalisa Stroppa Features 

Annalisa Stroppa on Opera, Artistry, and Upcoming Engagements

There’s hardly an opera house in Europe that hasn’t worked with mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa. Born in a small town in Northern Italy, Stroppa grew up playing the piano, and after completing her education, she started knocking down competitions. She has risen through the ranks and is currently performing the title role in Bizet’s beloved Carmen at the annual Bregenzer Festspiele in Austria. We are pleased that Ms. Stroppa was willing to take some time out of her tremendously busy schedule to sit down with us and share a few of…

Read More
Tai Oney Features 

A Refugee Trapped in an Airport, Countertenor Tai Oney discusses Opera Parallèle’s Flight

San Francisco’s Opera Parallèle is one of the hottest young opera companies in the nation. Since 2007, the company has focused on producing contemporary opera in intimate settings. Next week, San Francisco audiences will have the opportunity to see Opera Parallèle’s newest production: Jonathan Dove and April De Angelis‘ Flight, an English opera in three acts. This fascinating work looks at a day in the life of the Refugee, a character based on Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian refugee who lived in Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris, France from…

Read More