SAN JOSE, CA — Opera San José opens its 2019-2020 season with Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus. There will be six performances at the California Theatre from September 14-29. [Click here for event information]
Michael Morgan, music director of Festival Opera in Walnut Creek, will make his Opera San José debut conducting Johann Strauss’ most seductive series of waltzes and polkas, effervescent arias and dizzying, sentimental ensembles.
Die Fledermaus, which was highly appreciated by Opera San José audiences in 2012, will have particularly brilliant sets and costumes, and Marc Jacobs will return to direct it. This production from Opera San José is funded in part by a City of San José Cultural Affairs grant.
Die Fledermaus will be sung in German with English dialogue and English supertitles. The runtime is approximately three hours.
General Director Larry Hancock will present a free 45-minute talk to ticket holders about the opera at the California Theatre before each performance. The talk begins at 6:30pm prior to evening performances and at 1:30pm prior to Sunday matinees.
Opera San José, performing at the beautiful California Theatre in downtown San Jose, is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José maintains extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and it offers preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.