Opera San José to Present ‘Rigoletto’

Opera San José’s 40th anniversary season will continue with Verdi’s “Rigoletto.”  The opera will be directed by Dan Wallace Miller with Jorge Parodi conducting. Baritone Eugene Brancoveanu will return to Opera San José in the title role alongside tenor Edward Graves as the Duke of Mantua and soprano Melissa Sondhi as Gilda. The cast also features bass-baritone Ashraf Sewailam as Sparafucile, mezzo soprano Melisa Bonetti Luna as {…}

Amazon to Sponsor Merola Opera’s ‘What the Heart Desires’

Amazon is providing sponsorship for Merola Opera Program’s “What the Heart Desires.” The showcase features works by women and people of color including Robert Owens, Henry Thacker Burleigh, Zenobia Powell Perry, Howard Swanson, Chen Yi, Laureano Quant, Stacy Garrop, Justine F. Chen, Mohammed Fairouz, Ian Cusson, Florence Price, and Errollyn Wallen, among others. Performers include Quant, Gabrielle Barkidjija, Edward Graves, {…}