Opera Parallele (OP) is committed to developing and performing contemporary music and opera of the highest artistic caliber in a meaningful and rewarding way. OP embraces contemporary aesthetics, progressive social values, cutting-edge technology, and innovative design as essential to the future of the form. More specifically, OP is focused on producing rarely heard and musically challenging contemporary operas that include commissioned new works, re-orchestrations of existing grand operas, and new productions of existing contemporary operas. As the name implies, OP is committed to working collaboratively “in parallel” with artists from diverse disciplines. In the San Francisco Bay area, OP is the only professional organization focused exclusively on producing contemporary opera.