Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by Cupertino_Library
On Wednesday evening, December 5, at 7 p.m., Cupertino Library and the Cupertino Library Foundation are proud to welcome soloists from Opera San José to Cupertino Community Hall. Their 2012-2013 season opened in September with George Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers involving a love triangle in ancient Ceylon. Opera San José’s November operetta was Johann Strauss’ playful Die Fledermaus, concerning a friend’s payback for an old practical joke at a Viennese New Year’s Eve ball.
In February, the company will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s mid-career masterpiece, Il Trovatore, full of love, jealousy and revenge in renaissance Spain. The season concludes in April with a double bill of two one act operas by Giacomo Puccini, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Sent to a convent in disgrace years ago, Suor Angelica receives tragic news of her young son’s death. Gianni Schicchi, a lovable rogue, finds a resourceful if unscrupulous way to ensure his daughter’s romantic happiness in medieval Florence.