Friends of Opera San José Moby-Dick Party:
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2 – 4 pm
Please join Friends of OSJ for a party celebrating the opening of the company premiere of Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Taking place at OSJ’s admin office located at 2149 Paragon Drive, this fun get-together will feature nautical-themed food and beverage (don’t worry – no hardtack will be served!), a lecture/performance preview and door prizes!
To attend this FREE event, please RSVP by Jan. 23, 2019.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 12 pm
A one-hour preview for Moby Dick will be presented free of charge on Tuesday, January 29, 12 pm, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (venue change for just this production) located at 560 S. First Street in San Jose. Moderated by GD Larry Hancock, the preview includes a lecture and performances by Moby-Dick cast members. OSJ is partnering with San Jose’s Institute of Contemporary Art to help promote our company premiere of Heggie and Scheer’s Moby-Dick as well as the ICA’s exhibit of Diane Samuel’s “It’s a Long Story” – a hand-transcription of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, written on remnants of archival paper and recycled prints that the artist has painted over, drawn on and collaged with images pertaining to the text. Each page of the book is represented by a horizontal row of the drawing, starting with “Call me Ishmael” at the top of the work, which measures 47 feet long by 8 feet wide.
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Friday, Feb. 8, 2019: 3:30 pm
KQED Silicon Valley Arts, Culture and Tech reporter Rachael Myrow will moderate two panel discussions featuring Moby-Dick composer Jake Heggie and principal artists from the production at the California Theatre Rehearsal Room. Purchase tickets online ($20 per person), or call 408.437.4450.
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Annual General Director’s Dinner
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019: 6:30 pm
Join us for the annual General Director’s Dinner on the stage of the elegant California Theatre! This season’s dinner will take place on the set of Moby-Dick with special guests Jake Heggie (composer of Moby-Dick) and KQED’s Silicon Valley Arts, Culture & Tech reporter Rachael Myrow. Price is $600 per person ($350 is tax deductible), and includes admission to the Moby-Dick symposium described above. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or by calling (408) 437-4450.
Opening Night Reception – Moby-Dick
Saturday, Feb. 9: 11 pm
Come and mingle with the artists and production crew on Saturday, Feb. 9, immediately following the performance of Moby-Dick. Reception takes place in the Mezzanine Lobby (upstairs bar). Enjoy sparkling wine, appetizers and desserts. A cash bar will be available. $40 per person. Order online or call the OSJ box office @ (408) 437-4450 to purchase.
Are you interested in more opportunities with Opera San José and want to get more involved? Then join our SCENE I CLUB, geared towards working professionals who would like to learn more about opera and network with professionals in Silicon Valley. Join our two 2018-19 season special events for a sneak peek, and then sign up for SCENE I CLUB 2019-20 for even more exclusive events.
SCENE I CLUB events are held at OSJ’s rehearsal hall, located at 2149 Paragon Drive. Contact Development Manager Michelle D’Alo @ 408.437.4462 if you’d like to attend these FREE EVENTS. Space is limited so sign-up ASAP. Scene 1 Club events made possible, in part, by a donation from Lagunitas Brewing Company.
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OSJ’s 35TH Anniversary Gala
April 6, 2019
Please join OSJ at the stunning California Theatre as we celebrate the company’s 35th Anniversary Season! Beginning at 5:30 pm, enjoy classic California cuisine complete with wine pairing, live and silent auctions, followed by performances from current and former resident artists and the cast from Madama Butterfly. Cost of dinner and performance is just $200 per person ($90 of which is tax deductible). Attire: cocktail or black tie optional. Purchase online or contact the OSJ Box Office at (408) 437-4450 for additional information.
Santa Fe Opera Tour
July 25 – July 31, 2019
Enjoy spectacular performances at the world acclaimed Santa Fe Opera. The tour is hosted by OSJ’s general director, Larry Hancock, General Director of Opera San José, and will appeal not only to music lovers and veterans of opera, but also to those who wish to enjoy the beauty of Santa Fe, New Mexico. More…
For a complete calendar of upcoming events, please visit the OSJ Event Calendar