Opera San José to Open 2024-25 Season with ‘The Magic Flute’

Opera San José is set to launch its 41st season with a family-friendly production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” The opera will be conducted by prodigy composer/conductor Alma Deutscher, whose updated “Cinderella” was presented at OSJ.  Deutscher will reunite with director Brad Dalton for the opera which will star tenor WooYoung Yoon as Tamino and baritone Ricardo José Rivera as Papageno. Pamina will {…}

Opera San José Announces Free Community Events Ahead of ‘Florencia en el Amazonas’ Performances

(Photo credit: Simon Pauly) Opera San José brings free music to the community, in celebration of the first Spanish language opera performed on its mainstage. Free community concerts with excerpts from “Florencia en el Amazonas” are offered on March 22 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, March 24 at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana Library, and at the East San José Carnegie Library {…}

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 {…}