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Looking ahead …

Summer Opera Lectures, May 26, June 2

by Steve Zilles
Our program of lectures on operas being presented at San Francisco Opera will continue in late May and early June. On Tuesday, May 26th, we will have a lecture on The Trojans by Berlioz that will be given by Timothy Flynn. This provides a chance to become familiar with an opera that is rarely performed, not because it is uninteresting, but because it is so expensive to put on the stage. On Tuesday, June 2nd, Kip Cranna, the Dramaturg for the San Francisco Opera, will give a lecture on Two Women, a new opera by Marco Tutino that is based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia. Both lectures will be held at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center at 14855 Oka Road in Los Gatos and will begin at 10AM. [Note change of location for Summer Lectures.] For details and more information click on Schedule.

Opera Opportunities …

The good, bad and ugly: setting, design
will make or break many opera
Mort Levine, see the Travelers 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
Banner photos by Bob Shomler
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