Opera San José today announced the company’s 2017-18 season opening September 19, 2017 with Mozart’s Così fan tutte, conducted by Peter Grunberg and directed by Brad Dalton, followed by Puccini’s La rondine, conducted by Christopher Larkin and directed by Candice Evans. The company will begin 2018 with Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman on February 10, directed by Brad Dalton, and conclude the season in April with Verdi’s La traviata directed by Shawna Lucey, both conducted by Opera San José music director Joseph Marcheso.

“Opera San José is bringing four time-honored masterpieces to the California Theatre this coming season, by the opera giants: Mozart, Puccini, Wagner, and Verdi. These are works that we have not produced in many years, and having assembled casts that are perfect for these roles, we believe audiences will find that each will engage the mind and refresh the senses. Each of these operas was conceived to be beautiful, and each one is beautiful. It seemed especially fitting to bring La rondine to the stage, as this is the 100th anniversary season of its Monte Carlo premiere,” announced General Director Larry Hancock.

The 2017-18 season will feature principal artists from Opera San José’s resident company and guest artists from across and United States and Europe. All performances will be held at the California Theatre, 345 South First Street in downtown San José. Subscriptions and tickets are available by phone (408) 437-4450, online www.operasj.org, and at the Opera San José Box Office, 2149 Paragon Dr., San José, CA 95131.

Single tickets will go on sale July 24, 2017, priced from $56.00 to $176.00. As always, students 25 and younger (with current student ID) can purchase tickets for $10. Performances are supported, in part, by a grant from the San José Office of Cultural Affairs.

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