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Opera San Jose Presents Verdi's IL TROVATORE, Feb 9-24

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Opera San José continues its 29th season with Giuseppe Verdi's powerful drama, Il trovatore. Set in 15th-century Spain, Verdi's classic has it all: vengeance, war, jealousy, and passion with an emotional, heart-stopping score including one of the most famous choral melodies ever written, the "Anvil Chorus." Il trovatore will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Eight performances are scheduled from February 9 through 24 at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. Tickets are on sale at the Opera San José Box Office, by phone at (408) 437-4450 or online at www.operasj.org. Il trovatore is made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José.

Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Librettist: Salvadore Cammarano
Conductor: David Rohrbaugh
Assistant Conductor: Andrew Whitfield
Stage Director: Brad Dalton
Set Designer: Steven C. Kemp
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Poindexter
Lighting Designer: David Lee Cuthbert
Wigs/Makeup: Jeanna Parham

Dates: February 9, 10m, 14, 16, 17m, 19, 22, 24m; 2013. Time: "m" indicates matinee at 3pm; all other performances are at 8pm.

All performances take place at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador streets, downtown San José.

Tickets: $51–$111 (includes city facility usage fee) from Opera San José Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San José, Calif.; 408-437-4450; 408-437-4455 fax; www.operasj.org
Available 90 minutes prior to curtain at the California Theatre box office only: Seniors (65 and older) 10% discount; Students 25 and younger (with current student ID) $11 (cash only).

Photo Credit: Chris Ayers

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