Mainstage Student Matinees for the 2013 – 2014 season will be:

  • Falstaff (G. Verdi): Sept. 4, 2013: 11:30 a.m.
  • Hansel and Gretel (E. Humperdinck): Nov. 13 2013: 11:30 a.m.
  • Madama Butterfly (G. Puccini): Feb. 12, 2014: 11:30 a.m.
  • Don Giovanni (W. Moxart): April 16, 2014: 11:30 a.m.

Requesting Seats

To request seats at these student matinees, fill out an online form AFTER July 1, 2013. San Jose schools receive priority registration until September 30.

Please call or email Outreach Coordinator Lettie Smith at (408) 437-4464 if you have questions regarding these student matinees.

Additional Details

Mainstage student matinees, which run approximately 3 hours,  take place at the California Theatre located at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jose. Falstaff will be sung in Italian with English supertitles; Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English supertitles; Madama Butterfly and Don Giovanni will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Falstaff, Madama Butterfly and Don Giovanni are recommended for students 6th grade and older; Hansel and Gretel is recommended for 4th grade and older. Study guides are sent in advance to prepare students for the performance. For a synopsis of each work, click on each opera title.