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.
If you love opera, and want to learn more about Opera San José’s current season, please join us for this special evening. This performance is part of Cupertino Library’s Fall Arts and Culture Series. All events are generously sponsored by the Cupertino Library Foundation.