Puccini's SUOR ANGELIA and GIANNI SCHICCHI to Play Opera San Jose, 4/13-28


Opera San José continues its 29th season with Giacomo Puccini's, double-bill Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi. A nun struggles with loss, penance and piety in an effort to seek redemption in Suor Angelica. In sharp contrast, Gianni Schicchi is a satirical farce filled with greed, laughter and family drama including the beautiful aria, "O mio babbino caro."

Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Eight performances are scheduled from April 13 through 28 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 operasj.org. The Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi production is made possible, in part, by a Cultural Affairs Grant from the City of San José.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Giovacchino Forzano
Conductor: Joseph Marcheso
Assistant Conductor: Anthony Quartuccio
Stage Director: Nicolas Aliaga
Set Designer: Charlie Smith
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Poindexter (Suor Angelica)
Costumes Supplied by Malabar Limited Toronto (Gianni Schicchi)
Lighting Designer: Kent Dorsey
Wigs/Makeup: Jeanna Parham

The production plays April 13, 14m, 18, 20, 21m, 23, 26, 28m; 2013 (Time: "m" indicates matinee at 3pm; all other performances are at 8pm) at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street between San Carlos and San Salvador, San José.

Tickets: $51-$111 (includes city facility usage fee) from Opera San José Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San José, CA 95131; 408-437-4450; 408-437-4455 fax; 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)

To learn more about Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, visit operasj.org.