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What is Opera? Assembly Program

During the 2017-18 school year OSJ brings back the popular assembly program What is Opera?, a 45-minute interactive lecture/demonstration featuring 3-4 singers in costume and a professional pianist performing operatic excerpts illustrating opera’s 400-year history.  The performance lasts approximately 45 minutes and demonstrates the many languages and cultures contained in the vast body of operatic composition, from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville to Bizet’s Carmen. Students will be invited to participate on stage with the singers, followed by a Q & A. Perfect for school assemblies, What is Opera? costs $500 for one performance or $850 for two, back-to-back performances and includes a study guide.

Performances of What is Opera? will begin in January, 2018. To reserve your school’s performance, call Outreach Coordinator Lettie Smith at (408) 437-4464 or fill out an on-line booking form.

OSJ’s K-12 Educational programs made possible, in part, by a gift from the San Jose Opera Guild.

 

 

VOCAL/DRAMA MASTERCLASS

Vocal Masterclass

Perfect for middle school through high-school choral and musical theatre students, a resident artist will present a masterclass focusing on healthy vocal technique, breathing fundamentals and principles of good diction. For musical theatre and drama students, the presentation can be tailored to also address the topics of role preparation, stage movement and character development. Reasonably priced at $250 for a 45-minute presentation, Vocal Masterclass can be booked by calling Outreach Coordinator Lettie Smith at (408) 437-4464 or fill out an online booking form.

OSJ’s K-12 Educational programs made possible, in part, by a gift from the San Jose Opera Guild.

MAINSTAGE STUDENT MATINEES

Mainstage Student Matinees for the 2017-2018 season will be:

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats are now being accepted by completing this online form. Attendance at student matinee performances are free to K-12 students and their teachers/chaperones that accompany them. To ensure that the maximum number of seats are available for students, please keep the number of adult chaperones to a minimum.

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. Così fan tutte, La rondine and La traviata will be sung in Italian with English supertiles; The Flying Dutchman will be sung in German with English supertitles.  All productions are recommended for students 6th grade and older. Click on the above titles for a synopsis of each opera.

FINAL EVENING DRESS REHEARSALS

K-12 students and their teachers and/or parents are invited to attend final evening dress rehearsals for the following mainstage operas during the 2017-18 season:

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats at the 2017-18 evening dress rehearsals are now being accepted by completing this online form.  Attendance at evening dress rehearsals are free to K-12 students and their teachers/chaperones that accompany them. To ensure that the maximum number of seats are available for students, please keep the number of adult chaperones to a minimum.

Additional Details

Evening dress rehearsals take place at the California Theatre located at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jose. Così fan tutte, La rondine and La traviata will be sung in Italian with English supertitles; The Flying Dutchman will be sung in German with English supertitles.  All productions are recommended for students 6th grade and older. Click on the above opera titles for a synopsis of each opera.

OSJ’s K-12 Educational programs made possible, in part, by a gift from the San Jose Opera Guild.

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