Sunday, September 7, 2008

A sellout concert!

Figaro and Friends was just fabulous! Our Figaro & Susanna (Steve Pence & Angela Cadelago) did one really cute scene from Le nozze di Figaro (Cinque, dieci, venti, trenta) that we all enjoyed very much. Marcellina (Karen Dunn) & Susanna performed Via, resti servita, madama brillante - Meow! - made me really look forward to our October production.

I had this moment early in the evening while I was listening to the singers warm up - kind of hard to describe - when I said to myself "I get to work for a company this does this!

Our next concert is Opera in the Vineyards, October 21st Sunday, at Robert Hall Winery. A really gorgeous facility, if you haven't been there before. What a great way for an end-of-summer day!

And here's a real treat - we just found out that Christopher Bengochea will be performing! Chris, former resident artist at Opera San Jose, 2005-2008 (and new father!), did the role of Cavarodossi in PRO's 2005 Tosca, and is a fabulous tenor. Carol Ann Manzi, the wonderful soprano we recently heard at Opera in the Terrace, will join him. Keep watching the blog for the new news.

1 comment:

Patty said...

How fun to see Mr. Bengochea's name here. I am in the orchestra of OSJ, and have absolutely loved having him in the company. he will be greatly missed. Our loss is your gain, I guess. Enjoy!