Opera San Jose
What I like most about Opera San Jose is that you’re never too far from the idea of opera as a very human endeavor. As we get deeper and deeper into our virtual lives, with their exaggerated expectations, it’s that reminder of human activity that means so much.
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Rigoletto's so direct and so fast paced, it’s as if the bel canto world of Bellini and Rosetti never happened.
Opening night belonged to Jennifer Forni, whose rich, lush voice from the raked stage could be clearly heard anywhere in the theatre.
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I go backstage at the stunning California Theatre where I discover the magic of Puccini's most famous opera. Plus: how not to walk in a kimono.
Although the plot involves infidelity, duplicity and revenge, it’s a frothy romp that waltzes its way onto your funny bone and doesn’t let go until the last bottle of bubbly is uncorked.
It's like Bollywood meets Indiana Jones! That's the only way to describe Loni's latest adventures on the stage. This time the intrepid, would-be thespian heads to the stunning California Theatre for the audition of a lifetime. Can she become a convincing Virgin Priestess?
The young and exotically good-looking Ms. Lopez makes for a convincing Leila, and her siren voice is truly enchanting.