Véronique Filloux & Titus Muzi III Star in Livermore Valley Opera’s 2024-25 Season

(Photo credit: Artist website) The Livermore Valley Opera has announced its 2024-25 season lineup. “Opera in the Vineyard 2024” at Garré Vineyard & Winery kicks off the company’s season. Performance Dates: June 25 & August 18, 2024 Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment” stars Véronique Filloux, Lisa Chaves, Christopher Bozeka, and Eugene Brancoveanu. Marc Jacobs directs. Performance Dates: September 28 – {…}

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 {…}

Opera San Jose Announces Resident Artists for 2020-21

Opera San Jose has announced its 2020-21 Resident Artists. The artists include baritone Eugene Brancoveanu, mezzo-soprano Ashley Dixon, Soprano Maya Kherani, Resident Conductor Christopher James Ray, tenor Carlos Enrique Santelli, baritone Efraín Solis, and bass-baritone Nathan Stark. Artists will perform in mainstage operas during the company’s 2021 season and will also appear in digital concerts, recitals, and other events. The {…}

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

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 {…}

Opera San José Announces New Digital Performance Space to Stream Fully-Produced Opera

Opera San José has announced plans to create the Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio, a state-of-the-art performance space housed within Opera San José headquarters in Northern California. The project demonstrates OSJ’s commitment to presenting the first half of its 2020 – 21 season while safeguarding audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by Opera San José trustee Peggy Heiman in honor {…}