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KALW 91.7 "Crosscurrents" Radio Interview

KALW 91.7 "Crosscurrents" host Jen Chien will interview Director Erin Neff and vocalist Tiffany Austin about Opera Parallele's upcoming production of "Harriet's Spirit".


Each year, Opera Parallèle partners with school students to create and perform an original opera during an intensive eight-week residency. This year’s world premiere production features an original score by Bay Area jazz great Marcus Shelby and a libretto by Roma Olvera based on the story of a middle school girl who triumphs over the challenges of adolescence with Civil War-era legend Harriet Tubman as her role model and spirit guide. Students of Rooftop Alternative School in San Francisco will share the stage with professional singers and Jazz Ensemble in creating the production. OP’s Hands-On-Opera production annually draws capacity crowds