23. August 2010 · Comments Off on Spotted In the Mercury News · Categories: Announcements, Opera

Early alert

Catch a premiere

Opera San Jose soon opens its 27th season with “Anna Karenina,” American composer David Carlson’s setting of the 19th-century novel by Leo Tolstoy. This will be the West Coast premiere of “Anna Karenina,” which opens for eight performances at the California Theatre in downtown San Jose on Sept. 11. It’s the most ambitious production ever attempted by Opera San Jose, with 46 characters
and 19 scenes flowing one to the next, cinematically. Not an easy one to pull off! The opening night cast for this spectacle includes sopranos Jasmina Halimic (one of the company’s new resident singers) as Anna, and Khori Dastoor (no longer a resident, but already back for this important guest spot) as Kitty. Tickets to the $1 million-plus production, which runs through Sept. 26, are on sale now: $51-$101; www.opera sj.org or 408-437-4450.

— Richard Scheinin, Mercury News

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