Everything You Need to Know About Opera San José’s 2017-18 Season

By David Salazar

Opera San José has announced its offering for the 2017-18 season.

The company will start the proceedings with a run of Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” on Sept. 9, 2017. Subsequent performances will be held on the Sept. 10, 14, 17, 22 and 24. Peter Grunberg conducts a production directed by Brad Dalton.

Puccini’s “La Rondine” gets some time on the stage this November, starting on the 11th with subsequent showcases on Nov. 12, 16, 18, 21 and 26. Candace Evans directs the story of a courtesan who meets the love of her life. Christopher Larkin conducts.

After a few months off, the company makes a return on Feb. 10, 2018, with six performances of Wagner’s “The Flying Dutchman.” Dalton directs while Joseph Marcheso takes on the German genius’ early score.

“La Traviata” follows in mid-April with a premiere on April 14. The six-performance run will be directed by Shawna Lucey with Marcheso in the pit yet again.

The company is currently preparing its next production of Puccini’s “La Bohème” which starts on April 15 and runs through the 30th. Prior productions in 2016-17 include “Lucia di Lammermoor,” “The Barber of Seville” and a run of the acclaimed 21st-century opera “Silent Night.”