A scene from “Moby Dick” | Photo by Dana Sohm

Enter below for your chance to win a pair of premium tickets to opening night of Moby-Dick and Madama Butterfly at Opera San Jose. Winners will also attend an exclusive reception following the performance of Moby-Dick.

Winners will receive tickets to see:

Jake Heggie’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. Run-time approximately three hours. Company premiere!

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. Run-time approximately three hours.

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