Repertoire History


2012 – 2013

The Pearl Fishers (Bizet)
Die Fledermaus (Strauss)
Il trovatore (Verdi)
Double-bill:
Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)

2011 – 2012
Idomeneo (Mozart)*
Double-bill:
La voix humaine & Pagliacci (Poulenc/Leoncavallo)
La traviata (Verdi)
Faust (Gounod)


2010 – 2011

Anna Karenina (David Carlson) (2)
Tosca (Puccini)
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
La bohème (Puccini)


2009 – 2010

Manon (Massenet)
La Cenerentola (Rossini)
The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart)
La rondine* (Puccini)

2008 – 2009
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti)
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Carmen(Bizet)

2007 – 2008
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)
Werther (Massenet)*
Rigoletto (Verdi)
The Magic Flute (Mozart)

2006 – 2007
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)
The Barber of Seville (Rossini)
La traviata (Verdi)
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

2005 – 2006
The Crucible (Ward)*
Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)
La bohème (Puccini)
Don Giovanni (Mozart)

2004 – 2005
(First season in California Theatre)
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Tosca (Puccini)
Carmen (Bizet)
Der fliegende Holländer (Wagner)*

2003 – 2004
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)
Double Bill:
Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)* with
Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)
Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet)
Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss)

2002 – 2003
La Cenerentola (Rossini)*
Faust (Gounod)
Il trovatore (Verdi)*
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

2001 – 2002
Falstaff (Verdi)*
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
Manon (Massenet)*
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

2000 – 2001
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
Rigoletto (Verdi)
La bohème (Puccini)

1999 – 2000
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
The Tale of the Nutcracker (Bohmler)*(1)
Carmen (Bizet)
La traviata (Verdi)

1998 – 1999
The Rake’s Progress (Stravinsky)*
Roméo et Juliette (Gounod)*
Don Giovanni (Mozart)
The Merry Widow (Lehár)

1997 – 1998
Of Mice and Men (Floyd)*
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)*
Il Turco in Italia (Rossini)*
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)

1996 – 1997
Xerxes (Handel)*
Double Bill:
La Voix Humaine (Poulenc)*
and Pagliacci (Leoncavallo)*
Faust (Gounod)*
La bohème (Puccini)

1995 – 1996
Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky)*
Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss)
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)

1994 – 1995
Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet)
Carmen (Bizet)*
Così fan tutte (Mozart)
La traviata (Verdi)

1993 – 1994
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)
Tartuffe (Mechem)
Rigoletto (Verdi)*
Don Giovanni (Mozart)*

1992 – 1993

Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)
Phaedra (Roumanis)* (1)
The Merry Widow (Lehar)
La bohème (Puccini)

1991 – 1992
Popol Vuh (Strange) *(1)
Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti)*
The Turn of the Screw (Britten)*
Double Bill:
Il tabarro* and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)*

1990 – 1991

The Magic Flute (Mozart)
Vanessa (Barber)*
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)
L’Ormindo (Cavalli)*

1989 – 1990
La traviata (Verdi)
Hotel Eden (Mollicone)*(1)
Les pêcheurs de perles (Bizet)*
Così fan tutte (Mozart)

1988 – 1989
La bohème (Puccini)
West of Washington Square (Henderson)*(1)
Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rossini)*
Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss)

1987 – 1988
Tosca (Puccini)*
The Medium (Menotti)*
Don Pasquale (Donizetti)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

1986 – 1987
Double Bill:
Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)
Le nozze di Figaro (Mozart)*
The Merry Widow (Lehar)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

1985 – 1986
Madama Butterfly (Puccini)*
Tartuffe (Mechem)*
L’elisir d’amore (Donizetti)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck)*

1984 – 1985
(First season as Opera San José)
Die Zauberflöte (Mozart)*
Albert Herring (Britten)*
La traviata (Verdi)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

1983 – 1984
(San Jose Opera Theater)
La bohème (Puccini)*
Double Bill: La serva padrona (Pergolesi)*
and The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti)
Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)

1982 – 1983
(San Jose Community Opera Theatre)
Double Bill:
Seven Joys of Christmas (Mechem)* and
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Double Bill: The Scarf (Hoiby)*(2) and
Harrison Loved His Umbrella (Hollingsworth)*
Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)*

1981 – 1982
(SJSU Opera Workshop)
Double Bill: Trouble in Tahiti (Bernstein)* and
The Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
Double Bill: Suor Angelica (Puccini)* and
Rita (Donizetti)*
Triple Bill: Hin und zurück (Hindemith)* and
The Little Harlequinade (Salieri)* and
La cantarina (Haydn)*

1980 – 1981
(SJSU Opera Workshop)
The Secret Marriage (Cimarosa)*
Double Bill: Many Moons (Doughtery)* and
Rising Stars” (revue)*
Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)*

1979 – 1980
(SJSU Opera Workshop)
Triple Bill: The Impresario (Mozart)*
Chanticleer (Barab)*(2)
Signor Deluso (Pasatieri)*
Dido and Aeneas (Purcell)*

1978 – 1979
(SJSU Opera Workshop – CPA)
Double Bill: The Mother (Hollingsworth)*(2)
Gianni Schicchi (Puccini)*
The Last Leaf (Henderson)*(1)


Key: * = company premiere; (1) = world premiere (2) = west coast premiere