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Looking ahead …

This event is jointly sponsored by the JCC, the San José Opera Guild and Opera San José.

Join us, on Friday, March 27 10:00-12:00 pm, for a lecture by Larry Hancock, who will present the 2015/16 season: Puccini''s Tosca, Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro, Bizet's Carmen and Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. Following the lecture will be a presentation by OSJ singers.

A Kabbalat Shabbat luncheon will be available after the lecture. If you wish to stay for lunch, contact Cherie Ravel at, 408-357-7462. Luncheon cost is $8.50 or $6 for JCC members.

The lecture, held at the JCC on Oka Road Los Gatos, is free to JCC members and SJOG members and $10 at the door.

San José Opera Guild is a sponsor of the SJSU Opera Spring 2015 Opera Theatre

Our spring production of Offenbach's ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD (April 18 & 19, 2015 at the SJ Woman's Club) which contains the famous (or infamous, in our case) Can-Can, choreographed by Heather Cooper. Mark your calendars for the spring opera.

Save the Date — SJOG's Champagne Brunch at La Rinconada Country Club, April 25, 2015

Join the San Josť Opera Guild for champagne and no-host cocktails at 11:30 am, followed by a gourmet brunch, silent auction and raffle, and an exceptional music program by Opera San Josť Resident Artists

Tickets are $65 for Guild members, $75 for non-members; reservations required. A portion of each reservation is tax deductible. RSVP by April 17, 2015. Menu available here.

Proceeds support the Opera San Josť Opera Outreach Program, the San Francisco Opera's Merola Opera Program, the San Francisco Opera Guild's Education Program (Opera a la Carte), the West Bay Opera and the San Josť State University Opera Theater.

For information: 408-354-2771 or 408-243-2404. Inviations will be arriving in your mailbox. Reservation form available here now.

Opera Opportunities …

For the low down on Speight's class at Stanford, from our own 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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