• Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower on our 2022/23 Theater/Opera Series

Theater/Opera at Cal Performances

Our 2022–23 season features the three premieres: William Kentridge’s SIBYL, inspired by the Greek myth of the Cumaean Sibyl, and wrestles with the human desire to know our future; Michel van der Aa’s Blank Out, a chamber opera about tragedy, memory, and loss; and Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, following a young Black woman through a dystopian, apocalyptic American future.

Include any—or all!—of our Theater/Opera events in a Choose-Your-Own By Number package to save up to 20%.

2022–23 Theater/Opera Events Calendar

Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine

William Kentridge’s
SIBYL

US Premiere

With music composed and conceived by Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Kyle Shepherd

Mar 17–19, 2023
Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine, New Music

Michel van der Aa’s
Blank Out

West Coast Premiere

Apr 28–29, 2023
Theater/Opera, Illuminations: Human and Machine

Octavia E. Butler’s
Parable of the Sower

Bay Area Premiere

May 5–6, 2023
2022/23 Season Calendar

Theater Videos and More

Brittany Howard performing "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel
Barbara Bonney and Anne Sofie von Otter in R. Strauss' "Presentation of the Rose" Scene from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
Soprano Karita Mattila in Beethoven's Fidelio
Christine Goerke and Jeremy Geffen Artist Conversation

An artist conversation with Christine Goerke, recorded in conjunction with [...]