Opera San José - San José
17 October 2017

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Così fan tutte

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 3

Mozart's very clever Cosi Fan Tutte is packed with passion, playfulness, cockiness
14 Sep 17 / Communities Digital News
Opera San Jose has fun with zany take on Mozart
14 Sep 17 / metroactive
Cosi by the book
12 Sep 17 / Operaville
La bohème

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 3

A noteworthy Boheme at Opera San Jose
27 Apr 17 / Operaville
San Jose’s Bohemian Rhapsody
26 Apr 17 / Opera Today
Opera San Jose mounts a ‘La Boheme’ for our times
17 Apr 17 / Mercury News
Silent Night

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

This production demonstrates OSJ’s ability to throw some impressive male firepower at a challenging project
20 Feb 17 / Operaville
Oh, What a Night in San Jose
18 Feb 17 / Opera Today
Peace during wartime in SJ Opera’s ‘Silent Night’
14 Feb 17 / San Francisco Chronicle
‘Silent Night’ opera gets stirring West Coast premiere in San Jose
13 Feb 17 / Mercury News
Il barbiere di Siviglia

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

San Jose’s beta-carotene rich Barber
26 Nov 16 / Opera Today
Opera San Jose hits all the right notes with classic production
18 Nov 16 / Metro Active
A truly Bugsy Barber
16 Nov 16 / Operaville
‘Barber of Seville’ is a thriller of an opera in San Jose
15 Nov 16 / Mercury News
Lucia di Lammermoor

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 3

Opera San José discovers a perfect Lucia
20 Sep 16 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Mad about San Jose’s Lucia
15 Sep 16 / Opera Today
‘Lucia di Lammermoor’ opens Opera San Jose season
14 Sep 16 / Mercury News
A Streetcar Named Desire

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

Staging sabotages 'Streetcar' at Opera San Jose
23 Apr 16 / Mercury News
The company's latest production puts an interesting spin on the Tenessee Williams classic
22 Apr 16 / Metro Active
The casting is superb
22 Apr 16 / Operaville
San Jose’s smooth Streetcar ride
21 Apr 16 / Opera Today
Carmen

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

A Carmen that plays by the book at Opera San Jose
17 Feb 16 / San Francisco Classical Voice
'Carmen' a triumph for Opera San Jose
16 Feb 16 / Mercury News
Le nozze di Figaro

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 5

'Figaro' is delightfully bawdy, yet still refined
19 Nov 15 / Metro Active
Stage director Lillian Groag and her opening-night cast left no gag unturned
18 Nov 15 / Operaville
Opera San José's Figaro proves an imperfect marriage
17 Nov 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
A resplendent evening of love, laughter and gorgeous music
17 Nov 15 / Mercury News
‘Figaro’ is a group effort for Opera San Jose
17 Nov 15 / San Francisco Chronicle
Tosca

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 3

'Tosca' features searing drama and music
19 Sep 15 / Gilroy Dispatch
Opera San Jose Opens season with an impressive Tosca
16 Sep 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
'Tosca' enchants in Opera San Jose opener
14 Sep 15 / Mercury News
Die Zauberflöte

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 1

Opera San Jose captivates with Mozart's 'The Magic Flute'
20 Apr 15 / Mercury News
Where Angels Fear to Tread

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

Where Angels Fear to Tread loses its way
18 Feb 15 / San Francisco Classical Voice
'Angels’ is a lush, neo-Romantic charmer
10 Feb 15 / San Francisco Chronicle
Full marks to Opera San Jose for giving a new piece a chance
10 Feb 15 / Metblogs
Opera San Jose premieres lyric 'Angels
9 Feb 15 / Mercury News
L'Italiana in Algeri

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

The ‘Italian Girl’ rocks
19 Nov 14 / Stark Insider
Opera San Jose's hilarious 'Italian Girl in Algiers'
18 Nov 14 / Mercury News
Rigoletto

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

Opera San Jose delivers another classic
10 Sep 14 / Stark Insider
Opera San Jose begins 2014-15 season with Rigoletto
9 Sep 14 / The Examiner
An amazing and entertaining opener for Opera San Jose
9 Sep 14 / Metblogs
Opera San Jose's powerful season-opening `Rigoletto'
9 Sep 14 / Mercury News
Don Giovanni

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

An illuminating Giovanni at Opera San Jose
24 Apr 14 / Operaville
Opera San Jose stages static 'Don Giovanni'
21 Apr 14 / Mercury News
Madama Butterfly

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 5

OSJ's 'Madama Butterfly' has emotional power, some of most beautiful music ever
21 Feb 14 / Mercury News
Tears and shock at Opera San José's Madama Butterfly
18 Feb 14 / San Francisco Classical Voice
This opening night belonged to Jennifer Forni
18 Feb 14 / Stark Insider
Opera San Jose's lush, powerful 'Madama Butterfly'
17 Feb 14 / Mercury News
A graceful, quiet Butterfly in San Jose
17 Feb 14 / Operaville
Hansel und Gretel

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 3

Hansel and Gretel delights at Opera San José
20 Nov 13 / San Francisco Classical Voice
San Jose's Hansel and Gretel a sublime vision
19 Nov 13 / Operaville
Adorably naughty family fare
18 Nov 13 / Mercury News
Falstaff

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

Opera San Jose's 'Falstaff' - comic romp
14 Sep 13 / Mercury News
A festive, well-appointed affair providing baritone Scott Bearden with yet another chance to wow the locals
11 Sep 13 / Operaville
Suor Angelica

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

López lovely in double roles
22 Apr 13 / The Examiner
Opera San José’s take on greed and legacy hunting
17 Apr 13 / San Francisco Classical Voice
In the title role, Soprano Cecilia Violetta Lòpez continued to enchant
16 Apr 13 / Operaville
Opera San Jose's delightful Puccini double-bill
16 Apr 13 / Mercury News
Gianni Schicchi

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

López lovely in double roles
22 Apr 13 / The Examiner
Opera San José’s take on greed and legacy hunting
17 Apr 13 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Director Haywood and her ensemble leave no comic stone unturned
16 Apr 13 / Operaville
Opera San Jose's delightful Puccini double-bill
16 Apr 13 / Mercury News
Il Trovatore

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

All in the line of fire
13 Feb 13 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Cecilia Violetta López proves to be an alchemist of song
12 Feb 13 / Operaville
Die Fledermaus

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 2

Director Marc Jacobs has fashioned a raucous Fledermaus
13 Nov 12 / Operaville
Opera San Jose unveils its sparkling and very funny new production of 'Die Fledermaus'
12 Nov 12 / Mercury News
Les pêcheurs de perles

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 4

San Jose finds a rare pearl in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers
18 Sep 12 / Broadway World
The focus of OSJ’s 2012-13 opening was soprano Cecilia Violetta López in the role of Léïla
11 Sep 12 / Operaville
Opera San José Pearl Fishers dives deep
11 Sep 12 / San Francisco Classical Voice
While the plot lurches, the music is melodious throughout
10 Sep 12 / Mercury News
Faust

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 1

Opera San Jose’s well-established skill at strategic cuts serves Faust well
24 Apr 12 / Operaville
La Traviata

Opera San José


No. of reviews: 1

Opera San Jose delivered a solid and emotionally resonant Traviata
14 Feb 12 / Operaville
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News & Articles

Opera San Jose presents 34th season
Opera San José has announced the company's 2017-18 season opening September 19, 2017 with Mozart's Così fan tutte.
8 Feb 2017 / Broadway World
Opera San Jose's new risk-taking director
Why, in his first season as its general director, is Larry Hancock spending close to $1 million to stage an opera that no one has ever heard of?
5 Feb 2015 / Mercury News
Opera's multitalented Irene Dalis takes final exit
Irene Dalis, a great star of opera, who has been the founding and commanding grand dame of Opera San José for the past 30 years, has died after a long illness from injuries suffered in a car accident.
17 Dec 2014 / San Francisco Classical Voice
Opera impresario Irene Dalis is dead at 89
Irene Dalis, the San Jose native who went on to a starry international career as a mezzo-soprano before returning to establish and run Opera San José for 30 year, has died after a long illness.
15 Dec 2014 / San Francisco Chronicle
Opera San Jose general director Irene Dalis will step down
After nearly 30 years of running the company, Dalis, 87, has announced her retirement.
27 Jan 2013 / Mercury News