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Looking ahead …

Note: Change of dates for Fall Lecture Series

by Steve Zilles
Those who attend the San Francisco Opera Preview Lectures at the Addison-Penzak JCC know that parking is a problem on Tuesday mornings. To help solve this problem and to remove some conflicts with other JCC events, the JCC requested that we move our lectures to Wednesdays. This involved coordinating the change with the other Opera Guild chapters that hold these lectures. To our great surprise, it turned out to be feasible to meet this request and to (mostly) meet this request with the lectures for the upcoming 2015-2016 series. That means, with two exceptions, most of the 2015-2016 lectures will be on Wednesday (NOT Tuesday). (The exceptions are on Tuesday, 1 September, 2015 and Tuesday, 7 June, 2016 and a Season Presentation by West Bay Opera on Friday, 25 September 2015 followed by the Shabbat Lunch).

Please update your calendars for this Fall with the new dates and plan to arrive early, park more easily and share some social time with fellow opera lovers. For a complete listing of dates, operas and lecturers, please click SJOG Lectures or Calendar.

Opera Opportunities …

The good, bad and ugly: setting, design
will make or break many opera
Mort Levine, see the Travelers page.

Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose announces their new season of operas on the News page.

Welcome to the San José Opera Guild

The Guild was established in 1947, as an independent guild, to support Opera in the Bay Area. The Guild has taken the opportunity to support several opera companies, with an emphasis on education and a passion for young singers. We support:
   • San Francisco Opera;
          San Francisco Opera Guild’s Opera à la Carte
          San Francisco Opera Merola Opera Program
   • Opera San José;
          Opera San José’s Opera Outreach
   • West Bay Opera:
   • San José State University Opera Theater:

During the opera season, the Guild sponsors San Francisco Opera Guild lecturers plus West Bay Opera and Opera San José previews featuring singers coinciding with the yearly offerings.

The Guild organizes social events ranging from season opening dinners to educational programs. In addition, the Guild publishes a quarterly newsletter containing information on opera related events throughout the bay area.

will be given
at the JCC
starting with
the Spring Lecture
Series May, 2015

SJOG Fall 2015
Lecture Series


JCC of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road
(cross street Lark Ave)
Los Gatos
10 AM to Noon
Members: free
Non-members: $10

SJOG Spring
Lecture Series


JCC of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road
(cross street Lark Ave)
Los Gatos
10 AM to Noon
Members: free
Non-members: $10

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The San José Opera Guild
P. O. Box 33025, Los Gatos, CA 95031-3025
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