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Free Open Rehearsal and Art Installation Party: Heart of Darkness

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Open Rehearsal and Art Installation party – April 24th @ 4pm at Z Space! 

Have you ever wondered what goes into making operatic magic on stage?  What about pushing the boundaries of the operatic form and creating not just a production that you see, but a production that you experience?

Come to Z Space and check it out! The SF based opera company  is holding a FREE open rehearsal. Meet the conductor, director, singers, and designers as they work together in an open staging rehearsal.


Artwork from installation to be held in Z Space lobby

Be the first to experience Composer Tarik O’Regan‘s haunting and vocally intricate pieces, Matt Kish‘s vivid and colorful illustrations and large elephant tusk replicas, designed by Jon Altemus!

Z Space bartenders will be slangin’ signature cocktails  based on the Congo psychodrama! Such as “A Remarkable Man,” “The Gin Rivet,” and the “River Water Cooler.”

Based on the novella by Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness is a powerful opera that portrays the greedy world of ivory smugglers in Central Africa as narrated by the central character, Marlow. The plot unfolds through a series of short, fast-paced scenes that gradually increase in tension, as Marlow’s tale approaches its climax.

Image projections for Congo scenery

Image projections for Congo scenery and Creative Dir. Brian Staufenbiel

 Meet the cast, talk to the creative team, hear the singers and watch the magic unfold!
Doors open: 3:30pm
Free entry
Alcohol for purchase
450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110
For more info go to Opera Parallele
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Bay Area native. Oldest girl in a very large extended Mexican family. Studied Art History at UC Berkeley and of course I became a Nonprofit Marketing Consultant! Never married. No kids. Serial dater and and expert at the 'hang out' version of dating. Moved out of crazy expensive SF to Oakland and LOVING it! Loves sports. All of them. Except golf. Oh, and rhythmic gymnastics.