Enter below for your chance to win a pair of premium tickets to see all four of Opera San Jose‘s upcoming productions. Opera San Jose hand-selected each work this season for its unique ability to capture and hold attention, either through comedy, epic subject matter and an astonishing score, or its deep revelation of character. Each of them has proven to deliver the elements that make opera great.
Winners will receive tickets to see:
Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio on September 15, 2018
Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio tells the story of a Konstanze and her maid Blonde, who find themselves in the Harem of Pasha Salim! Thrust into action, Belmonte, the gallant nobleman, assisted by his servant Pedrillo, attempt to rescue the women from the confines of their Turkish harem and sinister overseer, Osmin, who is determined to keep Konstanze for his master and have Blonde for himself.
Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci on November 17, 2018
The saga of a jilted lover and a jealous husband, Pagliacci tells the tale of Canio, the leader of a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe. Canio is the clown who must laugh, and make others laugh, while masking his grief after learning that his wife Nedda has betrayed him with another man. In the end, art meets tragedy in a rage of passion and jealousy.
Heggie and Scheer’s Moby Dick on February 9, 2019
Moby-Dick is an opera based on the classic novel by Herman Melville. Set in 1820, it tells the story of Captain Ahab of the whaleship Pequod, who after losing one of his legs to a frightening white whale, becomes obsessed with finding and destroying the creature at any cost. Only one crew member, first mate Starbuck, realizes the deadly implications of Ahab’s obsession and the risks to the ship’s crew. Since its 2010 debut at the Dallas Opera, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaption of Melville’s classic novel has captivated audiences with its inventive storytelling, spectacular music, sets and visual effects.
Puccini’s Madama Butterfly on April 13, 2019
This is Puccini’s heartbreaking love story of betrayal about an American naval officer who marries a young Japanese girl out of convenience only to leave her as she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1890’s Japan, this is Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition, and sacrifice, and one of the most beloved operas of all time.
Enter to win below and find out more about this season at operasj.org.