Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s more live opera for you this month.
The Magic Flute (Mozart) Presented by Opera San Jose
A young prince’s quest leads to love. Lost in a faraway land, the prince is enlisted by The Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter from the hands of a supposedly evil sorcerer. With the aid of a magic flute the prince sets out on a fantastic adventure filled with danger and surprising twists, culminating in one final test at a mystical temple. George Cleve will conduct. At the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José.
Tickets at the Opera San José Box Office, online at operasj.org or by phone at (408) 437-4450.
Orpheus in the Underworld (Offenbach) presented by San Jose State University Opera Theatre
Saturday Apr 18 at 7:30pm and Sunday Apr 19 at 2:30pm. At the San Jose Women’s Club Ballroom, 75 South 11th St., San Jose.
An exciting English language update of Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach! Greek Gods and Goddesses meet the free lovin’ 1970’s in match made on Mt. Olympus.
Heart of Darkness (Composer Tarik O’Regan and Librettist Tom Phillips) Presented by Opera Parallele
Open Rehearsal – April 24 at 4pm
As we move into the final weeks of rehearsals for our May 1-3 performances of Heart of Darkness at Z Space, we invite you to come and see our conductor, director, singers, and designers as they work together in an open staging rehearsal. Be the first to experience the Art Installation as you walk among giant reproductions of Matt Kish illustrations and the artisan elephant tusks, designed by. To Jon Altemus enhance your Opera Parallèle experience, signature cocktails based on the Congo psychodrama will be available to enjoy. Find out what awarding winning mixologist Shannon Healy of Alley 26 has concocted to be “A Remarkable Man,” “The Gin Rivet,” and the “River Water Cooler.”
The open rehearsal will take place at Z Space in San Francisco at 4pm on Friday April 24th – no tickets are required! After the rehearsal, you are invited to engage with our all-star cast, Artistic Director/Conductor Nicole Paiement, and Creative Director Brian Staufenbiel in an open question and answer session.
AN OPERABOBB SIDEBAR:
Many Opera Mavens will be seeing the Met’s Cav/Pag double bill at the movie theaters later this month. You might enjoy this New York Times article about the production.
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