Join Jim Emdy for a program of music by Handel on Monday Night at the Opera, December 3rd brom 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The featured work will the secular oratorio “Semele”, with selections from two different casts. We will also provide information on participatory Messiah sing-alongs. Here is a partial list:
Messiah Sing Alongs
Monday December 3rd, Mission Basilica, 16th Street San Francisco; 7:30 p.m. San Francisco Sinfonietta. 415-392-4400
Monday December 3rd, California Theatre, San Jose; 7:30 p.m., San Jose Symphonic Choir.
Saturday, Dec 8th, 7:00 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Salinas
Monday, December 10th, Mountain View Performing Arts Center: 7:30 p.m., Schola Cantorum; tickets at MVCPA Box Office
Friday, December 14th, Memorial Church, Stanford University; 8:00 p.m., Tickets at the door.
Tuesday, December 18th, First Congregational Church, High Street Santa Cruz: 7:00 p.m., Cabrillo Symphonic Chorus;; 831-479-6154 (Cabrillo College Ticket Office), Reception to follow.
Join Barbara Smythe for Giuseppe Verdi’s early opera “I Lombardi alla prima crociata” sung by Luciano Pavarotii, Renata Scotto, and Ruggiero Raimondi conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni – orchestra and chorus of the Teatro dell’ Opera di Roma.
Join Jim Emdy on Monday Night November 5 at 7 p.m. for a broadcast of Virgil Thomson’s opera about Susan B. Anthony, who fought for the right of women to vote – an election eve special. Also we will hear an interview with Melody King, currently in the cast of Opera San Jose’s next production, “Die Fledermaus.”
Host Barbara Smythe presents one of the Great Recordings of the Century, Beethoven’s Fidelio with Christa Ludwig and Jon Vickers as Leonora and Florestan.