Welcome to OSJ’s 37th Anniversary Season!
It gives me tremendous joy to announce Opera San José’s 37th Anniversary season, which promises to be one of the most momentous and exciting seasons in the history of our company. It is a season of renewal, growth, and, above all, impassioned music making and storytelling. We hope you will be joining us for the thrilling ride ahead.
It is my honor to become the third general director in Opera San José’s history. This company has always been my artistic home. As a former resident artist under Irene Dalis, my time on the California Theatre stage launched my international career and transformed my life. Ms. Dalis’ unﬂinching commitment to the development of emerging talent remains the core of our company’s vision, and a perfect ﬁt for our Silicon Valley setting of innovation and discovery. During Larry Hancock’s tenure, we have enjoyed immense artistic advancement, as evidenced by the beautiful productions and exciting premieres you have enjoyed these past years.
The 2020-21 season proudly celebrates Opera San José’s rich legacy as America’s operatic incubator, while looking to a bright future for this singular company. It offers new productions, new composers, company premieres, artist debuts, surprising collaborations, and four exquisite shows — including one with Broadway roots (a company ﬁrst!) — bursting with passion, movement, yearning, and triumph. These are the stories of our time, each centered around the universal human need for belonging, acceptance and love.
We are now offering completely ﬂexible ‘Create You Own’ subscriptions – you can choose any performance day/date you like for three or all four shows, and receive a signiﬁcant discount, preferred seating, and other subscriber beneﬁts such as free exchanges.
We are also excited to announce new curtain times. Audience members have been telling us they would prefer getting home earlier, and we listened. Next season, starting with The Marriage of Figaro, you will ﬁnd our evening performances now start at 7:30pm, and our matinees are at 2pm.
The excitement in the company is electric, and we cannot wait to present to you one of the most memorable and ambitious seasons in the past 37 years. Our subscribers expect no less.
Please call 408.437.4450 or go online today to reserve your subscription for best seats – and join us for the next exciting chapter at Opera San José!
Renewing subscribers can renew online here.