Opera San José to Present ‘Tosca’ with Maria Natale

By Francisco Salazar

Opera San José (OSJ) is set to conclude its 2022-23 season with a production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The production will be led by OSJ Music Director Joseph Marcheso and OSJ’s Resident Director Tara Branham will make her California Theatre debut.

Maria Natale will sing the title role of Tosca. The soprano has appeared with such companies as Tulsa Opera, Opera Maine, and Sarasota Opera in such operas as “Turandot,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “La Traviata,” among others. She previously performed with Opera San José in “Pagliacci,” “Madama Butterfly,” and “Die Fledermaus.”

Joining her will be Adrian Kramer as Cavaradossi and Kidon Choi as Scarpia. The cast will be rounded out by Chance Jonas-O’Toole as Spoletta, Robert Balonek as Angelotti, Igor Vieira as Sacristan, Joshua Hughes as Sciarrone, and Andrew Fellows as A Jailer.

“Tosca” will run between April 15 and 30, 2023 at the California Theatre.

This season, OSJ has already performed “Falstaff,” “Cinderella,” and “The Marriage of Figaro.”