Opera Parallel presents Ainadamar, a one-act opera, by Osvaldo Golijovn, February 15-17th 2013, at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This piece artfully integrates videos to enhance the dramatic Libretto (by David Henry Hwang), and we were privileged to have the opportunity to film the scenes presented in our studio. This gripping reflection of human faith, moral duty, and the relationship between artistic and political freedom, reveals the story of the final moments of actress Marfarita Xirgu’s life; who was banished from Spain during the Spanish Civil War (Photograph above is of Xirgu casted as a statue being executed).
With Kickstarter Donations, Opera Parallel has been able to further develop their intricate video design and technology. The sets and the floating stage bring alive the parallel levels of heaven and earth. Their mission is to engage audiences by using contemporary opera to bring their stories to life. The picture above is of Austin and Brian Staufenbiel, shooting video footage for the show in our studio.