Special Opera-tunity for Veterans

Opera San José is forming a chorus of veterans to perform in a holiday concert this December commemorating the Christmas truce of 1914 and in anticipation of Silent Night, an opera about that unparalleled historic event.

The first gathering will be at Opera San José, 2149 Paragon Drive, San Jose, on Sunday, October 16th from 4pm to 6pm at which time the group will discuss and agree upon future rehearsal dates. Rehearsal dates are tentatively scheduled Sunday afternoons, 10/23,

10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, and 12/4 at 4pm. The concert will be on Sunday, December 11th. The venue is TBD. We are seeking veterans and their family members (18 and older).

If interested, please call box office with the following information.
– name
– phone number
– email address
– voice (soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor, baritone)
– relation to the veteran in the family

Box office phone number: 408-437-4450
Business hours: 9am-6pm, Mon-Fri

 

Special Mothers Day Opera Message

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Happy Mothers Day. I have a special OperaBobb side-bar today:

Attention parents and grandparents and godparents and foster parents and everyone who has anything to do with children! Composer/Author/Performer Carolyn Altman has a special message for you about the San Francisco Opera Guild Summer Conservatory for ages 10-18. This fun and motivational opera camp, now in its tenth year, engages students in hands-on exploration of all components of the opera. The three-week session includes instruction by professionals in singing, acting, improvisation, music theory and history, movement, languages, scene study, audition prep, professionalism and much more! The program culminates in a performance of a fully staged classic or contemporary opera at the Herbst Theater. July 5-22, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm.  $975.  Financial aid is available.  A few spots still available—contact SFOG at guildeducation@sfopera.com or 415-565-3280. Caroline Altman, Interim Creative Director, San Francisco Opera Guild.

Now, check out this YouTube video:

Enjoy!

Opera Cruise with Three Performances in Sydney

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here is a guest post from Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel. Enjoy!

Vivid Sydney light sculptures around Sydney Harbour

Vivid Sydney light sculptures around Sydney Harbour

We now have one stateroom available on our Australia-New Zealand OPERA group cruise. Our completely sold out Sydney to Auckland OPERA group cruise just cleared another waiting list.  We now have one V1-8004 Club Veranda Stateroom available for our 16-night sailing.  It’s a fun group and a spectacular value!

Our (opera) group will be able to catch three operas at the Sydney Opera House before we sail.

January 13, 2016 “La Boheme”

January 14, 2016 “Magic Flute”

January 15, 2016 “Pearl Fishers”

Cruise Inclusions:

  • 16-night cruise
  • Select standard spirits, international beers and wines available throughout the voyage
  • Gratuities for housekeeping, dining and bar staff
  • Complimentary AzAmazing Evenings – A Destination Affair to Remember
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas
  • English-trained butlers for suite guests
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shuttle service to and from ports, where available
  • Concierge services for personal guidance and reservation
Destination Arrival Departure
Sydney 01/15/16    — 01/15/16    —
Sydney 01/16/16    — 01/16/16    5:00 PM
At Sea 01/17/16    — 01/17/16    —
Melbourne 01/18/16    8:00 AM 01/18/16    9:00 PM
At Sea 01/19/16    — 01/19/16    —
Port Arthur 01/20/16    7:00 AM 01/20/16    1:00 PM
Hobart 01/20/16    6:30 PM 01/20/16    —
Hobart 01/21/16    — 01/21/16    6:00 PM
At Sea 01/22/16    — 01/22/16    —
At Sea 01/23/16    — 01/23/16    —
Milford Sound 01/24/16    7:00 AM 01/24/16    10:00 AM
Dunedin 01/25/16    10:00 AM 01/25/16    7:30 PM
Akaroa 01/26/16    9:00 AM 01/26/16    7:00 PM
Picton 01/27/16    11:00 AM 01/27/16    7:00 PM
Napier 01/28/16    1:00 PM 01/28/16    7:00 PM
Tauranga 01/29/16    5:00 PM 01/29/16    —
Tauranga 01/30/16    — 01/30/16    6:00 PM
Auckland
Our Group Rates Are Based On  Double  Occupancy“CW”   Club World Owner’s Suite: 560+233  WAITING LIST
“CO”   Club Ocean Suite:   440 + 233 Sq. Ft.  WAITING LIST
“N1”   Club Continent Suite: 266 + 60 Sq. Ft.  WAITING LIST
“N2”   Club Continent Suite: 266 + 60 Sq. Ft.  WAITING LIST
“VX”   Club Deluxe Veranda: 175+46 Sq. Ft.  WAITING LIST
“V1”   Club Veranda:              175+40 Sq. Ft.  $9,339 per person
“V3”   Club Veranda:              175+40 Sq. Ft.  WAITING LIST
“05”   Club Oceanview Stateroom: 170 SqFt    WAITING LISTItineraries and rates are subject to change.
Deposit: $1,100 per cabin
The single supplement for all categories is 200%
The cancellation fee is only $25 per person.
Included On Every Voyage“AzAmazing Evenings Event” ~ Select spirits, international beers and wines available throughout the voyage ~ Gratuities ~ Bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and teas ~ English-trained butlers for suite guests ~ Self-service laundry ~ Shuttle service to and from ports, where available ~ Concierge services for personal guidance and reservations.

www.TomsGroupCruises.com

Tom Taffel:   (415) 566-7673      

TomTaffel@outlook.com

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