Some Bad News and Some Excellent News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. There is good news and bad news. First, the bad news. Soprano Heather Harper died at age 88. She was born in Northern Ireland and sang two roles at the SF Opera: Charlotte in Werther in 1975 and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes in 1976. Soprano Heather...

Opera Potpourri

Dominic Argento Ciao, Opera Maven. Lots of opera news at the moment: RIP Dominic Argento, dead at 91. Composer of numerous operas including Postcard from Morocco. Andre Previn RIP Andre Previn, winner of 4 Oscars, dead at 89. Tributes are coming in from around the...

OSJ’s Moby-Dick is a Must-See

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Audiences & critics agree, Opera San Jose’s current production of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick is not to be missed. We have seen the first two performances and will return for two more this week…come join us and...

Opera Death Report

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Sad News. Baritone Sanford Sylvan died on Jan 29. He was 65. Sylvan sang the role of Klinghoffer in John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer at SF Opera in 1992. See: News story from NPR,

Merola, Adler, OSJ Alumni Updates

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Wondering where some of your favorite former Merolini, Adler Fellows, and Opera San Jose Resident Artists are now? Here’s our Top 20 list of places to go and singers to see in the Western U.S. (plus 1 in Canada*) for the remainder of the 2018-19...