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Why I Joined Amici Club
"I've always wondered how people get into the opera. Do I have to be the descendant of a singer? Do I have to be born with a silver spoon in my mouth? I now think that the opera is akin to a social event like a rock concert, or a hobby like rock climbing. It's entertainment, it's value, and it's not for everyone, but I'd recommend people to put it on their 'things to experience' list."IVAN, APPLE COMPUTER
"We attended all dress rehearsals last year and were thrilled by how the prep materials and quality of the performances contributed to our homeschool studies."JACKI RIGONI, DREAMBEAMS ACADEMY
"I wanted to let you know that the Opera San Jose visit at our school was amazing. I cannot thank you enough for a truly life changing experience for our Drama students. Rebecca and Zach were natural teachers. Their feedback and validation was so positive. The students showed immediate improvement in performance and confidence."
"I can honestly tell you that our students will never forget the experience. So, I am sending one huge THANK YOU to Opera San Jose for an incredible masterclass"MAGGIE SCHWARTZ,
"Singer Adam Flowers did a wonderful job directing the construction of the story line, lyrics and choice of music, as well as creating the vision of the sets. The staff, parents, and myself feel it is a very worthwhile program. The children are still singing the songs and wanting to pursue more opera performance. We hope to have you back next year!"
"The children loved the performance! One child commented afterwards, 'I wish there was more!' The children were quiet and attentive throughout the entire performance - we know that is a sign that it was excellent and that they enjoyed it. We all thought the program was wonderful. Opera was new to many people in our community, and they really enjoyed it. The performers were fantastic as well - on time, professional, great singers and great with the kids. We would definitely have Opera San Jose back again in the future."
"I don't know how to say 'thank-you' enough for operating such a great company...perfect musicians, outstanding set and lighting artists, and thoroughly entertaining opera stars. I had such a good time and the beautiful theatre only added to my pleasure."
"As the General Director of Opera San José, I have put much emphasis in identifying outstanding artists in the first years of their professional lives and assisting them in furthering their artistry, technical craft, and professional stature."
All singers who have been a Principal Artist of the Resident Company have gone on to begin significant careers in professional opera, nearly all have budding international careers. None are singing other than leading roles. Former resident artists have been engaged by the following companies: