Opera Talk Podcasts with Larry Hancock
Put on your head phones and learn about our productions as Larry Hancock interviews stage directors, conductors and artists.
Introduction to Opera
At 6:30 before evening performances and at 1:30 before matinees, a free talk will be presented in the California Theatre that will acquaint you with the composer’s life, his place in the history of opera, the story and its characters. If you are attending the 1:30 or 6:30 Introduction, you must be ticketed for that day’s performance; and your ticket must be torn as you enter the building.
A one-hour preview for each 2019-20 production is presented free of charge in the third floor rehearsal hall of the California Theatre, located at 345 S. First Street. Please enter via Market Street entrance and take elevator to third floor. Moderated by Larry Hancock, the previews includes a lecture and performances by OSJ artists. Dates for previews are as follows:
- Die Fledermaus: Sept 3, 2019 @ 12 noon
- Hansel and Gretel: Nov. 5, 2019 @ 12 noon
- Il trovatore: Feb. 4, 2020 @ 12 noon
Opera at Your Doorstep Lecture Series
Increase your understanding of opera and enjoy upcoming Opera San José performances all the more by attending one of longtime OSJ subscriber Bradford Wade’s FREE previews. Dates for The Marriage of Figaro lectures will be posted in August 2020. For more information about the Opera at Your Doorstep Lecture Series and/or to RSVP, email OperaAtYourDoorstep@gmail.com.