Opera San José Announces ‘The Parting Glass’

By Francisco Salazar

Opera San José has announced “The Parting Glass,” an online celebration for music-lovers on New Year’s Eve.

The program, which will be set in a pub, will include drinking songs spanning centuries and countries. The program, which was conceived and curated by OSJ Resident Bass-baritone Nathan Stark, will be directed by OSJ Resident Director Tara Branham.

Conductor Christoper James Ray, baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, soprano Maya Kherani, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli, and baritone Efraín Solís join their fellow OSJ Resident Artists, taking on the roles of the pub piano player, a French wine lover, a Russian drunkard, an Italian opera singer, a British professor, and the pub’s German regular, respectively.

The concert will be produced and captured in the Heiman Digital Media Studio and will be available to stream at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31.