parnassus arts productions
Music is the language of emotions.
A PASSION FOR OPERA
Parnassus Arts Productions came into being in 1999. Dedicated to classical music, we act as both an artist agency and as a production company. Beyond working with musicians to shape their careers, we revive forgotten operas which, through both live performances and recordings, gain vital new currency with an ever-growing audience
The way we work echoes the practice of the baroque period, when an opera would be staged, promoted and toured by an impresario and his company. In this repertoire, where attention to detail is of the essence, this approach remains a gauge of excellence.
Always adhering to the highest artistic standards, Parnassus Arts Productions manages every aspect of a project, from selecting the artists and organising the recording to the design and imagery for the finished product.
In recent years we have collaborated with a growing number of major artists and with Europe’s most prestigious concert halls and opera houses. The enthusiastic response of both critics and audiences has endorsed our ambitions and consolidated the relationship between Parnassus’ artists and musical organisations around the world.
As barriers between art-forms fall, the potential for opera is growing internationally. In this dynamic environment, Parnassus Arts Productions conceives and realises projects that excite a spirit of discovery in both artists and audiences.
WE ARE ACTIVE IN THREE AREAS:
The production of CDs is an essential part of our activities, showcasing our artists and creating a wider audience for their performances in concert and opera.
We are involved with every aspect of our recording projects, from selecting the cast and initiating collaboration with record companies through to marketing and selling the CDs. Over the years we have achieved a considerable reputation with the world’s leading performance venues and labels.
We focus our energies on reviving rare or unknown works, the majority of which have not been staged for centuries.
When organising concert performances or mounting an opera we take charge of the entire project, ensuring that it meets our standards and fulfils the audience’s expectations. We source investment, find partners, create the brochure and plan the touring schedule.
All in all, we look after every detail. Our aim is to bring the work back to life in the best possible conditions and with maximum artistic impact.
Only through the advocacy of the finest artists can a rare work find new life on the stage and make a lasting impression through a recording. Parnassus Arts Productions has made a speciality of being the first to discover and present new talent.
Not only do we enjoy close and rewarding relationships with the stars of today, we nurture the stars of tomorrow. As they develop artistically and build their international reputations, Parnassus’ artists benefit from our personal support and from our links to the world’s opera houses and concert halls.
We believe that we have a duty to bring a new generation of artists to the attention of audiences everywhere. With their youth and energy, these musicians reflect the vitality of the musical works we encourage the world to rediscover.