Opera Parallèle continued its educational outreach with its third ‘Hands-On-Opera’, Amazing Grace. Students from St. Martin de Porres School joined professional singers and an Opera Parallèle creative team for an eight-week artist in residency program to prepare and perform a fully staged and costumed opera. Santa Cruz composer and OP Composer-in-residence Chris Pratorius Gómez composed his second consecutive Hands-On-Opera with a libretto by Opera Parallèle’s own Brian Staufenbiel and Educational Programs Director Roma Olvera. It was performed Nov. 12 and 14, 2015 at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco. Opera Parallèle’s production of Amazing Grace was named one of “Five Standouts This Month” of contemporary art events in San Francisco! Read the article in SF/Arts HERE.