Opera San Jose

Opera San Jose - Magic Flute

Enlightenment, Freemasonry & Mozart’s Magic Flute

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.

Stark Weekend: Montalvo, Magic Flute, Head of Passes, Let there Be Love

Stark Insider round-up of things to do in and around San Francisco.

The ‘Italian Girl’ rocks

Stark’s acting chops absolutely made this performance, especially the end of the first act of which Hancock spoke so highly.

Rigoletto – Opera San Jose delivers another classic

Rigoletto's so direct and so fast paced, it’s as if the bel canto world of Bellini and Rosetti never happened.

Stage Review: ‘Madama Butterfly’ at Opera San Jose

Opening night belonged to Jennifer Forni, whose rich, lush voice from the raked stage could be clearly heard anywhere in the theatre.

Valentine’s Weekend Stage: ‘How We First Met’, ‘Madama Butterfly’, Chris Porter

Stark Insider Recommends: Romantic and fun nights out on the town.

Backstage: Madama Butterfly – Costumes, Betrayals, Geishas (Video)

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.

‘Die Fledermaus’ Review – An Operetta in Grand Style

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.

Stark Insider TV: The Pearl Fishers (aka Loni’s audition as a Virgin Priestess)

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?

Grand Opera – ‘The Pearl Fishers’ an impressive season opener

The young and exotically good-looking Ms. Lopez makes for a convincing Leila, and her siren voice is truly enchanting.