Shawnette Sulker, photo courtesy of Opera Parallele

Opera Parallele Presents New Online Recitals

Opera Parallèle has announced a monthly series of free, online streamed recitals from March through June.

These “Close-Up” performances combine music and stories celebrating spring themes, and are brief enough to enjoy while taking a routine ferry ride.

The short programs (20-30 minutes) feature artists from OP’s ten-year history of innovative contemporary opera. The performances will be given at 5 PM PDT Thursdays March 25, April 22, May 6 and June 17, and OP artists and staff will lead informal conversation in the online chat at the time of each recital.

The “Close-Up” performances can be experienced on Facebook or YouTube. The programs are free of charge and will be available to view until the next “Close-Up” recital is released, or for approximately one month.

Specific links for each release date will be made available on the day of each performance at Below is the full schedule.


Thursday, March 25–Celebrating the Spring Equinox

Shawnette Sulker, soprano, and Zachary Gordin, piano

Program to be announced at


Thursday, April 22–Celebrating Earth Day

Tiffany Austin, jazz soprano, and Marcus Shelby, double bass
Program to be announced at


Thursday, May 6–Celebrating Mother’s Day

Kindra Scharich, mezzo-soprano, and Jeffrey LaDeur, piano
Program to be announced at


Thursday, June 17–Celebrating Father’s Day

Kenneth Kellogg, bass-baritone, and Kevin Korth, piano

Program to be announced at