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Robert Schumann’s

Dichterliebe (‘A Poet’s Love’)

Now Streaming through August 15

Running Time: 30 minutes + 15 minute sit down interview with Resident Artists

Subtitles Available: Spanish, Vietnamese and English.

Featuring famed baritone Eugene Brancoveanu & resident conductor Christopher James Ray, this masterpiece of German lieder uses vivid, poetic imagery to weave an intimate, heart wrenching, tale of a poet’s love – and the harrowing, emotionally cathartic journey he takes after that love’s been lost.

“The timeless beauty of the music speaks for itself,” says Brancoveanu, “It is at one turn minimalist before raging into a full orchestral sounding polyphony of boisterous emotions and eruptions.”

Don’t miss this unforgettable performance, perfect for the intimacy and immediacy of home-viewing.

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Choose: $15, $25, or $50 per household. Viewing instructions will be accessible through your order confirmation.


Official Trailer:

Video Capture by Atomic Productions Inc.

Video Capture by Atomic Productions Inc.

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About The Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio

The Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio is made possible by a generous lead donation from Opera San José trustee Peggy Heiman in honor of her late husband, devoted Opera San José supporter Fred Heiman. The company will offer up a series of performances headlined by OSJ’s 2020/21 Resident Artists, including concerts, recitals, in-conversation events, master classes, artist meet & greets, and fully produced operas created specifically for digital broadcast.

General Director Khori Dastoor states, “At the core of our mission is the support and development of a dynamic cohort of emerging artists, and we will continue to fulfill that mission during the current pandemic. With this new space we will be able to safely perform smaller scale operas with theatrical lighting, sets, and appropriate musical accompaniment, utilizing state-of-the-art cameras and audio equipment to create works that can be enjoyed by at-home audiences. This thrilling new venture will enable us to continue our work as an incubator for emerging artists and producer of accessible, world-class operatic performances, while maintaining mitigation efforts to avoid the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).”