SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The true story of the plight of an Iranian refugee stranded in an airport for 18 years and the universal powers of love, loss, healing, identity and community are at the center of San Francisco-based contemporary opera company Opera Parallèle's innovative new production of English composer Jonathan Dove's 1998 cynical comedy, Flight. The opera will be given three performances February 10-12 at YBCA Theater in San Francisco. Flight chronicles a chapter in the life of a refugee stranded in an airport, unable to return home while being prevented from leaving the airport, which has a profound relevance given current political developments regarding U.S. immigration policy. For more information about Flight, visit www.operaparallele.org.
"When we first programmed Flight for this season more than a year ago, we knew the topic of international refugees was important," says Opera Parallèle Artistic Director and conductor Nicole Paiement, "but we had no idea how sharp the political focus on immigration would become so close to opening. Jonathan Dove's insightful and deeply moving work underlines the wide emotional range the subject inspires and provokes thoughts about our identities as individuals and as citizens of our home countries and the world."