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February 12 – 27
California Theatre

Fiery flamenco joins brilliant singing to ignite Bizet’s classic in a vibrant production conducted by Joseph Marcheso, with reimagined stage direction by Lillian Groag. In a new collaboration with the acclaimed Flamenco Society of San José, dance, singing, and drama will come together to tell the passionate tale of a defiant heroine, whose rebellious quest for freedom seals her tragic fate.


SaturdayFeb 12, 20227:30 PMBuy Tickets
SundayFeb 13, 20222 PMBuy Tickets
ThursdayFeb 17, 20227:30 PMBuy Tickets
SundayFeb 20, 20222 PMBuy Tickets
FridayFeb 25, 20227:30 PMBuy Tickets
SundayFeb 27, 20222 PMBuy Tickets

Beginning February 1, 2022, Opera San José requires proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19 for everyone ages 12 and up — including a booster shot  at least one week prior to an event for eligible patrons — for entry into the California Theatre.

Cast and Creative

Conductor: Joseph Marcheso
Director: Lillian Groag
Carmen: Nikola Printz (top left)
Don José: Noah Stewart (top right)
Escamillo: Eugene Bracoveanu (bottom left)
Frasquita: Teresa Castillo (bottom, middle)
Remendado: Jared V. Esguerra (bottom, right)


Opera San José is supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose, the National Endowment for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundations, The Packard Humanities Institute, and The Wadhwani Foundation.