Opera San Jose Offers ‘Dichterliebe’ in Spanish & Vietnamese Translations

By David Salazar

Opera San Jose has announced that it will offer Vietnamese and Spanish translations for its upcoming performance of Schumann’s “Dichterliebe.”

The song cycle, which was performed by Eugene Brancoveanu and Christopher James Ray, started to stream on July 11, 2020, via the company’s official website. Those interested in streaming the work will be able to choose between different translations of the work.

The video was recorded at Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio.

“We are always eager to find ways to make our work accessible to as many members of our community as possible,” said General Director Khori Dastoor in a press release. “This virtual concert provides an incredible opportunity to expand our reach. Finding partners in this effort, particularly our good fortune in identifying high quality Vietnamese and Spanish translations that serve both Heine’s poetry and Schumann’s score, will enable OSJ to live out its mission of sharing the immense talent and artistry of our company of Resident Artists with the residents of our culturally rich and diverse San Jose home.”