© 2018 by Single Cel, LLC. Photography by Matt Gush (portraits) and Remsen Allard, Joe Fanzu, Christine Säng, David Soderlund and Bernie Wire (production). Illustration by Aijung Kim. 

December 12, 2016

We are delighted to announce that world-renowned opera star Deborah Voigt will be playing The Queen of Sweden, a role created for her, in Episode Eleven, “Circus”! This penultimate episode of Vireo will be filmed on January 20, 2017 (Presidential Inauguration Day)...

November 1, 2016

Soprano Emma MacKenzie is a member of the esteemed San Francisco Girls Chorus and recently stepped into the main cast of Vireo, playing Vireo's mysterious twin Caroline, who shows up in Episode 6 and causes all sorts of trouble. Emma talked to us about her experience o...

July 12, 2016

Hello to our ever-growing Vireo community!

The Vireo production officially went national last week as our LA-based crew joined forces with new team members in San Francisco. We had an incredible experience on the historic Alcatraz Island and wanted to share some highlig...

May 11, 2016

 

John Schneider is an internationally recognized guitarist, composer, author, broadcaster, and champion of Harry Partch's musical instruments. Since 2000, Schneider has recreated many of Partch’s unique instruments to perform the composer’s singular chamber music. He i...

May 11, 2016

Hello to our ever-growing Vireo community!

We have some exciting updates for the Vireo project as production for my episodic, made-for-broadcast opera continues.

In-depth feature in The Los Angeles Times

Vireo was featured in the Los Angeles Times this past weekend! Journ...

February 19, 2016

About Raphael

 

Raphael (tenor Ryan Glover) is a romantic young man who becomes infatuated with Vireo. He believes himself infatuated with knowledge, but is confused about what knowledge is; confused as well about what infatuation is. What he mistakes for love is a yearn...

January 26, 2016

 

About The Mother

 

Passionate in defense of her daughter, eager and over-eager for her daughter’s “cure,” The Mother (mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova) is unable to accept the power and scale of Vireo’s (soprano Rowen Sabala) mind and soul as anything other than anathema. C...

January 18, 2016

About Vireo

 

Vireo (played by soprano Rowen Sabala) is a fourteen year old girl genius. Lives in the 16th century, born in the 19th, does forward roll into the 20th. Listens acutely, feels the pain of hearing what she can’t contain, expanding to include what’s beyond he...

October 29, 2015

Mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova plays the role of The Mother in Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witches Accuser. Maria is the director of the Orange County School of the Arts Classical Voice Conservatory, whose students played a role in Vireo's first two epsiodes. Mar...

September 8, 2015