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Opera San José Appoints Tech Leader Nilab Hessabi to Board of Trustees

Tech leader Nilab Hessabi has joined the Board of Trustees of Opera San José. Learn more about Hessabi!
Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA, MYSTIC PIZZA & More Lead the San Francisco/Bay Area February 2024 Top Picks

San Francisco / Bay Area is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. February 2024's Top Picks include Cirque Du Soleil's KOOZA, Mystic Pizza, Rigoletto, and more.
Photos: First Look At Verid's RIGOLETTO At Opera San José

Opera San José’s 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. See photos from the production.
Cupcakes, Pinatas, Party Games: Opera San José Celebrates 40th Birthday At South First Friday Art Walk, February 2

Opera San José will present lively free entertainment for art lovers participating in the Downtown San Jose SoFA District's evening art walk South First Friday taking place February 2.
Vengeance, Murder, More On Stage As Opera San José Presents RIGOLETTO, February 17- March 3

Opera San José's 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi's Rigoletto. Boasting some of opera's most memorable music, including the signature aria “La donna è mobile,” this gripping work follows the jester Rigoletto, his innocent daughter Gilda, and the corrupt Duke of Mantua whose callous treatment of women launches a storm of vengeance, murder, and tragic self-sacrifice.
Opera San José's 40th Anniversary Season Continues With RIGOLETTO

Opera San José’s 40th anniversary season continues with a thrilling production of Verdi’s Rigoletto. Boasting some of opera’s most memorable music, including the signature aria “La donna è mobile,” this tragic work follows the hunchback jester Rigoletto, his beautiful daughter Gilda, and the licentious Duke of Mantua whose callous treatment of women sets into motion a plot for vengeance that ends in tragedy.
Opera San José Unveils 2023-24 40th Anniversary Season

Opera San José General Director Shawna Lucey has unveiled plans for the company's gala 40th anniversary season, which will celebrate the organization's illustrious past, innovative present, and exciting future.
BWW Review: SEATTLE OPERA TOSCA at Home Computer Screens

Seattle Opera’s film of Puccini’s Tosca, that can be streamed starting June 25, opened with the escape of political prisoner Cesare Angelotti who was once a friend of Cavaradossi. Angelotti, sung by bass Adam Lau, was exhausted from running, surmounting walls, and crashing through fences. His clothes were tattered and he almost fell into the cooling water of the church’s Baptismal Font.
Seattle Opera Unveils First Outdoor Recital Series�"and More

From a new streaming production of Tosca filmed at a historic Seattle cathedral, to live outdoor recitals at Seattle Center, and a conductor dialogue on race and gender, there's plenty of ways to engage with music through Seattle Opera's June offerings.
Music and Arts Lovers Can Now Purchase 'Single Tickets' to Seattle Opera Streams

Seattle Opera is introducing “single tickets” to its 2021 streaming productions of Don Giovanni, Flight, and Tosca—plus a bonus reprise of The Elixir of Love. This is the company’s first foray into pay-per-view streaming content, which can be enjoyed by opera lovers worldwide.
Seattle Opera Presents IL TROVATORE

When Verdi sat down to compose Il trovatore, he had no idea that he was creating opera's version of Game of Thrones. But this is how stage director Dan Wallace Miller describes this tale of revenge, which opens at McCaw Hall in January 2019. Similar to a certain TV show, Il trovatore is dark and brutal-the most merciless of all nineteenth-century operas. And yet, it's also a crowd-pleaser, one known for lengthy applause during the middle of performances. Why? Miller says it's all about the music.
WNO Presents SILENT NIGHT

Washington National Opera celebrates the centennial of the WWI Armistice with Kevin Puts's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, November 10-25, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets start at $35. Based on the true story of a wartime ceasefire, an event depicted by the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, Silent Night features a cast comprised entirely of WNO family-current members and alumni from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and WNO Chorus-with libretto in multiple languages that capture a powerful vision of humanity and hope. With gratitude for their sacrifice and service, Washington National Opera presents Silent Night in honor of all Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 25, additional discounts to see the production will be offered for active-duty service members for select performances.
WNO Presents Kevin Puts's And Mark Campbell's SILENT NIGHT

Washington National Opera celebrates the centennial of the WWI Armistice with Kevin Puts's and Mark Campbell's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, November 10-25, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets start at $35. Based on the true story of a wartime ceasefire, an event depicted by the 2005 film Joyeux Noel,Silent Night features music by Kevin Puts and libretto by Mark Campbell and stars a cast comprised entirely of WNO family-current members and alumni from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and WNO Chorus-with libretto in multiple languages that capture a powerful vision of humanity and hope. With gratitude for their sacrifice and service, Washington National Opera presents Silent Night in honor of all Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 25, additional discounts to see the production will be offered for active-duty service members for select performances.
WNO Presents SILENT NIGHT

Washington National Opera celebrates the centennial of the WWI Armistice with Kevin Puts's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, November 10-25, in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Tickets start at $35. Based on the true story of a wartime ceasefire, an event depicted by the 2005 film Joyeux Noel, Silent Night features a cast comprised entirely of WNO family-current members and alumni from the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and WNO Chorus-with libretto in multiple languages that capture a powerful vision of humanity and hope. With gratitude for their sacrifice and service, Washington National Opera presents Silent Night in honor of all Veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to hosting a Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 25, additional discounts to see the production will be offered for active-duty service members for select performances.
Bill Reid Gallery to Present INTANGIBLE Exhibition of Modern Works by Coast Salish Artists

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents its next major exhibition, Intangible, a collection of evocative and diverse Coast Salish works on display from September 13 - December 10, 2017.
Bill Reid Gallery to Present INTANGIBLE Exhibition of Modern Works by Coast Salish Artists

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents its next major exhibition, Intangible, a collection of evocative and diverse Coast Salish works on display from September 13 - December 10, 2017.
Seattle Opera Presents THE COMBAT, 4/1

This April, Seattle Opera invites you to experience an intimate, immersive performance of The Combat-a star-crossed love story between a Muslim warrior and the Christian knight she encounters in battle. GRAMMY-Award winning conductor Stephen Stubbs will lead singers and an early-music ensemble in a location usually only opera singers and stage directors get to see-the Seattle Opera rehearsal studios. Viewers will stand* for the 50-minute presentation, which is appropriate for all ages and offered without intermission. 
Photo Coverage: Carter Calvert Debuts New CD at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, just presented Carter Calvert & the world premiere performance of her new CD, 'It's a Man's World'. An ever-evolving artist, Calvert's latest project is a collaboration with two household names in jazz: Grammy® award-winning Ulysses Owens, Jr. (Producer/Drums) and Grammy® award-winning Laurence Hobgood (Arranger/Piano), renowned for their imagination and artistry. The end result is a collection of hits originally made famous by iconic male artists, re-imagined and sung from a woman's point of view. It's A Man's World gives Calvert a vehicle to soar, and soar she does.

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