Opera San Jose

Opera San Jose

Opera San José is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, it specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. Its performances are always dramatically stimulating and vocally

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Mainstage Student Matinees

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Program description

Mainstage Student Matinees for the 2019-20 season will be:

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 @11:30 am
Verdi’s Il trovatore: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @11:30 am
Mozart’s The Magic FluteWednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am

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Program Detail

Program type: Field Trip, Performance
Artistic Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: European
Subject: Fine Arts, Other
Population served: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Student matinees for the 2019-20 season presented on the following dates:

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 @ 11:30 am
Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 @11:30 am
Verdi’s Il trovatore: Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 @11:30 am
Mozart’s The Magic FluteWednesday, April 15, 2020 @ 11:30 am

Available times:

All student matinees begin at 11:30 a.m. and last approximately 3 hours.

Location(s):

All student matinees presented at the California Theatre, 345 S. First Street, San Jose, CA.

Fees / Ticketing:

No charge to students and their teachers/chaperones that accompany them.

Supporting Materials

What is Opera study guide

WIOstudyguide.pdf

Educator Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

Qualifications

Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

PHOTOS

  • Die Fledermaus

VIDEOS

  • Excerpts from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel

References

“It’s exciting to see so many young people experiencing and enjoying good quality theater.  Thank you for giving all of us such an opportunity.”
Educator, Sanda School for Girls:  Rigoletto student matinee performance 

“Many of my students talked about the performance for days afterwards.  Great experience for all that attended.”
Educator, Christian Community School:  Rigoletto student matinee performance

My class was thrilled with all of it.  Sara Beukers came to our school and did a wig and make-up demo for all the 4th/5th graders.  This was a great follow-up after seeing the opera.”
Educator, McCollam School:  Rigoletto student matinee performance

“My students enjoyed the opera immensely.  It gave me a great opportunity to discuss revenge with my students – and other character issues.  Thank you so much for providing this program!”
Educator, Valley Christian Junior High:  Rigoletto student matinee

“The story was acted out in such a way that the kids could understand it even though they couldn’t read the supertitles.  The quality of the singing was superb.  You might not think that severely developmentally-delayed students would enjoy opera but they truly did.  They sat perfectly behaved in rapt attention for the entire three hours!”
Educator, Wilcox High School:  Rigoletto student matinee

“Thank you for allowing me to see the opera “La boheme” free of charge, it was great.  The performers sang excellently and with a lot of heart.  I really  enjoyed the music and how the opera was performed.  Bravi!”
Student, Saint Victor’s School:  La Bohème student matinee

“Seeing this opera has been a great pleasure.  I found it very exciting and well-performed.  Not only did I learn about the works of Puccini’s great opera, but from watching the show, I learned some of a different language!”
Student, Saint Victor’s School:  La Bohème student matinee

“I enjoyed the opera very much.  It is the third time I have been to the opera house with my class to view an opera and I enjoyed the La Bohème performance best.  Right away I remembered the two familiar actors of the main characters, Rodolfo and Mimi.  Just months earlier, the two performers of these characters had came to St. Victor’s.  They gave us a great opera learning experience…..I thank you once again for the help you have given to me to enjoy the likes of opera and I thank you once more for the wonderful performance.  Congratulations on such a wonderful show.”
Student, Saint Victor’s School:  La Bohème student matinee

Cancellation Policy

Please notify Outreach Coordinator Lettie Smith of cancellations or decreases in number of seats required no later than 1 week prior to student matinee performance.

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