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 {…}

Opera San José to Showcase Preview of ‘Romeo and Juliete’

Photo credit: David Allen Opera San José will join the Downtown San Jose SoFA District’s “South First Friday” event on Sept. 1 to offer a preview of its upcoming production of Gounod’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Members of the “Romeo and Juliet” cast, including mezzo-sorpano Jessica Gonzalez-Rodriguez, tenor Keanu Aiono-Netzler, bass Eric Delagrange, and soprano Jasmine Habersham, will perform arias from the {…}