SAN JOSE, CA — Comedy, adventure, and brilliant singing come together on stage when Opera San José presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute in six performances at San Jose’s California Theatre from April 18 – May 3. [Click here for event information]
This magical adventure follows a wandering prince who must complete three quests to win his true love’s hand. Filled with fantasy, romance and vengeance, the opera dramatically alternates spoken dialogue with some of Mozart’s most beautiful music. Featuring colorful characters including a lovesick bird catcher, a giant serpent and the Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute has charmed audiences since its first performance in 1791.
Sung in German with English subtitles, The Magic Flute will be conducted by Donato Cabrera, music director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic, and directed by Brad Dalton, who has staged major opera productions throughout the United States and abroad, including for San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera, and others.
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 professional singers. 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.