The storied legacy of founder Irene Dalis, who showcased unwavering dedication to the development of new talent, will continue to remain at the core of the company’s vision. With the support of patrons like you, Opera San Josè successfully navigated hardship throughout the pandemic, creating an international presence through our fantastic digital offerings. We can proudly declare that our company has emerged from these past 24 months stronger than ever before.
Join us for Opera San José’s momentous 39th season — a joyous celebration full of laughter, wonder, and a few tears — as we are once again able to gather and experience the thrill of live performance. Our 2022–23 season oﬀers an exciting opportunity to rejoice and we can’t wait to have you join us on this adventure.
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Sept. 10-25, 2022
The Marriage of Figaro
Music by Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte
Our season commences with the highly anticipated, all-new production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, transported to colonial India during Victorian Imperial rule.
Sexual politics and class resentments play out through the prism of shifting power and revolution, culminating in a celebratory Indian wedding that brings the exuberance and festivity of Bollywood to the California Theatre stage.
Nov. 12-27, 2022
Music & libretto by Alma Deutscher
After a sold-out American premiere in 2017, prodigy composer/musician Alma Deutscher returns to make her opera conducting debut in a production driven and supported by the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI). OSJ and PHI are thrilled to be joining forces once more to welcome Deutscher back for this pivotal moment in her career.
Based on the classic fairytale, this family-friendly work is reset at an opera company run by a scheming stepmother, in which the title character is a brilliant composer, laboring as a copyist. In this production, Cinderella is united with the prince not due to the fit of a glass slipper, but with the beginning of a melody only she knows how to continue.
Feb. 11-26, 2023
Music by Verdi, libretto by Boito
Women take charge in Verdi’s hilarious and beloved comedic masterpiece, Falstaff. Adapted from Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor and scenes from Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, this rollicking production offers a joyful look at one of the Bard’s most popular characters — the boisterous knight Sir John Falstaff and his misadventures at the hands of four witty women.
Apr. 15-30, 2023
Music by Puccini, libretto by Illica and Giacosa
Our season concludes with a vivid production of Puccini’s thriller Tosca. With breathtaking music and some of opera’s most celebrated arias, follow the tragic story of a tempestuous opera singer and her artist lover, whose passionate involvement with a political prisoner has made them targets of the chief of the secret police. Music Director Joseph Marcheso leads this production alongside Tara Branham, Opera San Josè’s first Resident Director, who makes her exciting California Theatre debut.
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