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One-Act Touring Opera: Little Red Riding Hood

In the 2019-20 school year, Opera San José will introduce a brand new production of Little Red Riding Hood as part of its popular opera assembly program. Based on the classic children’s story, performances feature costumed singers and a professional pianist and last approximately 50-55 minutes. Little Red Riding Hood is a superb introductory opera for young audiences and a natural vehicle for exploration of literature, language and the arts. The 50-minute opera, sung in English, was written in 1963 by prolific children’s opera composer Seymour Barab.

In the course of the familiar story, Little Red learns valuable lessons about the dangers of straying from the path, value of family relationships, and the power of words.

Little Red Riding Hood costs $500 for one performance or $850 for two, back-to-back performances and includes a study guide, making it perfect for school assemblies. Tour dates begin after October 1, 2019.

If you are ready to reserve your school’s performance of Little Red Riding Hood or have any questions, contact the K12 Outreach Coordinator (408) 437-4464 or fill out an on-line booking form.

OSJ’s K-12 Educational programs made possible, in part, by a grant from the Farrington Historical Foundation and 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 contacting the K12 Outreach Coordinator (408) 437-4464 or filling 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.

DAY-TIME DRESS REHEARSALS

Day-time dress rehearsals for the 2019-20 season will be:

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 @11:30 am
Verdi’s Il trovatore: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @11:30 am
Mozart’s The Magic FluteWednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats will be accepted beginning Thursday, August 1, 2019. Attendance at the day-time dress rehearsals is free and restricted 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 one adult for every 4-5 students, at most. Because we strive to seat as many students as possible, we will not be able to accommodate adult chaperones who arrive without students present.

Use this form to request seats at the day-time dress rehearsals.

Additional Details

Day-time dress rehearsals, which run approximately 3 hours, take place at the California Theatre located at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jose. Die Fledermaus and The Magic Flute will be sung in German with English supertitles, Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English supertitles and Il trovatore will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.  Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Flute are recommended for third grade students and older; Die Fledermaus and Il trovatore are recommended for 6th grade students and older

Please direct inquiries to the K12 Outreach Coordinator or call (408) 437-4464.

EVENING DRESS REHEARSALS

Evening dress rehearsals for the 2019-20 season will be:

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus:  Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 @7:30 pm
Verdi’s Il trovatoreThursday, Feb. 13, 2020 @7:30 pm
Mozart’s The Magic FluteThursday, April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Requesting Seats

Requests for seats at the 2019-20 evening dress rehearsals will be accepted beginning Thursday, August 1, 2019. Attendance at evening dress rehearsals is free and restricted 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 one adult for every 4-5 students, at most. Because we strive to seat as many students as possible, we will not be able to accommodate adult chaperones who arrive without students present.

Use this form to request seats at the evening dress rehearsals.

Additional Details

Evening dress rehearsals take place at the California Theatre located at 345 S. First Street in downtown San Jose. Die Fledermaus and The Magic Flute will be sung in German with English supertitles, Hansel and Gretel will be sung in English with English supertitles and Il trovatore will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.  Hansel and Gretel and The Magic Flute are recommended for third grade students and older; Die Fledermaus and Il trovatore are recommended for 6th grade students and older

Please direct inquiries to the K12 Outreach Coordinator or call (408) 437-4464.

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