SAN JOSE, CA — Opera San José has announced its new ensemble of resident artists. Conductor/Chorus Master/Principal Coach Christopher James Ray, Sopranos Kerriann Otaño and Elena Galván, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Sanchez and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu will join returning tenor Mason Gates during the 2019-20 season.
Opera San José’s 2019-20 season opens on September 14th with Strauss’s Die Fledermaus and continues with Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Verdi’s Il trovatore, and concludes with Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Single tickets to performances, ranging from $55 to $195, are on sale as of June 3rd. All performances will be held at the California Theatre in downtown San José.
Formally inaugurated in 1988, Opera San José’s resident ensemble is unique in the United States. The company seeks out unusually gifted, professional operatic artists in the first years of their singing careers and offers them annual contracts as artists. In addition to four mainstage productions, members of the resident ensemble perform for the community at large through educational programming for youth and adults.
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