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What is Opera? Assembly Program

During the 2018-19 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 Fall 2018. To reserve your school’s performance, call Outreach Coordinator Easther Ng at (408) 638-8705 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 Easther Ng  at (408) 638-8705 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 2018-19 season will be:

  • Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio: Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am
  • Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 @11:30 am
  • Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick: Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019 @11:30 am
  • Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 11:30 am

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats will be accepted beginning Monday, May 14, 2018. 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

Student matinee seat request form

Please call or email Outreach Coordinator Easther Ng at (408) 638-8705 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. The Abduction from the Sergalio will be sung in German with English supertitles, Pagliacci and Madama Butterfly will be sung in Italian with English supertitles; Moby-Dick will be sung in English with English supertitles.  All productions are recommended for students 6th grade and older

FINAL EVENING DRESS REHEARSALS

Final evening dress rehearsals for the 2018-19 season will be:

  • Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio: Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
  • Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 @7:30 pm
  • Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 @7:30 pm
  • Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: Thursday, April 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats at the 2018-19 evening dress rehearsals will be accepted beginning Monday, May 14, 2018.  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

Evening dress rehearsal seat request form

Additional Details

Evening dress rehearsals take place at the California Theatre located at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jose. The Abduction from the Seraglio will be sung in German with English supertitles, Pagliacci and Madama Butterfly will be sung in Italian with English supertitles; Moby-Dick will be sung in English with English supertitles.  All productions are recommended for students 6th grade and older

The free student dress rehearsal program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Nordstrom Cares Foundation.

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