Scenic Set Paint
In Series Opera, Washington, DC
In 2019, a local innovative Opera company, the INSeries Opera, asked Parinaz to collaborate on the scenic painting for their original opera Handel’s “The Tale of Serse” which had been modified by the director to feature the poetry of Rumi. Parinaz created a backdrop to the magnificent opera with the words of Rumi in their Persian calligraphic form. These panels symbolized the leaves on a tree, the central theme of this Opera’s most famous Aria (Ombra Mai Fu). The press coverage in the Washington Post was very positive and a local NPR station featured Parinaz and the director, Timothy Nelson in discussion about this innovative opera and set design.