Opera Parallèle - Heart of Darkness
Opera Parallèle (OP) will present the American Premiere of Heart of Darkness by British composer Tarik O'Regan and librettist Tom Phillips in its 2014-15 Season. The work will be performed 1st, 2nd & 3rd of May 2015 at San Francisco's Z Space, a former warehouse that has been converted to a flexible performance space.
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.