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Opera in Cinema

Thank you for your patience! Our Opera in Cinema Series at Camera 3 Entertainment is back with a new partner, Rising Alternative. And best of all, all productions are now screened as they were meant to be experienced -- in dazzling Sony Digital Cinema 4K (the highest resolution available) with Dolby Digital surround sound, in our spacious large auditorium.

Camera 3 Entertainment is located at 288 S. Second Street in the heart of downtown San Jose, Silicon Valley's center of arts and culture. See acclaimed new productions monthly of popular European based operas -- and sometimes ballets -- featuring the world's greatest stars and companies, Sundays at 12 noon with encore screenings the following Tuesday at 7:15pm.

Tickets are just $18.50, the lowest price for theatrical opera presentations in the South Bay. Partake in specialty coffees or beer and wine in the lobby before and after the show. And of course, we offer FREE validated parking in the attached, covered parking garage (just present your same day ticket purchase at the box office). Please note that these are special events, and no discount cards, group discount booklets, passes or re-admits will be accepted.

OPERA Schedule
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December 13 (12 noon) & 15 (7:15pm)
The Magic Flute (Mozart) -- Bregenzer Festspiele (2013)
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 2 hrs, 40 mins (sung in German, with English subtitles)
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Director: David Pountney
Set Designer: Johan Engels
Costume and Puppet Designer: Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Lighting Designer: Fabrice Kebour
Chorus: Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Cast: Alfred Reiter, Norman Reinhardt, Ana Durlovski, Bernarda Bobro, Daniel Schmutzhard, and Denise Beck
Synopsis: Three enormous, 27-metre-high fire-spewing "dragon dogs", a Queen of the Night costume to break all records, three mythical creatures for the three ladies operated by puppeteers, and dozens of stunt artists rushing around the stage: in his staging for the Bregenz Festival, David Pountney offers "a spectacle of the highest caliber" (Neue Zurcher Zeitung), while providing new answers to the eternal questions surrounding The Magic Flute. The Kurier newspaper called it "a visually mind-blowing fairy tale", with Die Welt adding "a colorful as well as smart Magic Flute."

December 20 (12 noon)
Three Tenors Christmas -- Wiener Konzerthaus, Austria (2000)
Genre: OPERA
Running time: 1 hr, 21 mins
Director: David Mallett
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Cast: Luciano Pavarotti Placido Domingo, and Jose Carreras
Synopsis: The Three Tenors capture the joy and spirit of the season with their first ever Christmas concert, live from Vienna, featuring performances of international season favorites by the best-selling and world-renowned trio. The program includes:
Medley -- White Christmas, Let It Snow, Oh Tannenbaum, Ay! Para Navidad
Tu Secendi Dalle Stella
Medley -- Ave Maria Dolce Maria, Brahms Wiegenlied
Jingle Bells
Medley -- Children of Christmas, La Virgen Lava Panales, I'll Be Home For Christmas
Adeste Fideles
Cantique de Noel (Oh Holy Night)
Amazing Grace
Felize Navidad
Silent Night
Pregaria (El Cant De L'Amina A La Verge)
Medley -- Winter Wonderland, Strauss Wiegenlied, Sleigh Ride, Susani
Un Nuevo Siglo
Medley -- Dormi Oh Bambino, Happy Christmas/War Is Over

January 17 (12 noon) & 19 (7:15pm)
Carmen (Bizet) -- Teatro Antico di Taormina, Italy (2015)
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: TBA (sung in Italian, with English subtitles)
Conductor: Myron Michailidis
Director/Set Design: Enrico Castiglione
Costumes: Sonia Cammarata
Orchestra: Corps de Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Massimo di Palermo
Cast: Elena Maximova, Marcello Giordani, Valeria Sepe, and Rodrigo Esteve
Synopsis: A love-struck soldier and celebrity toreador spar for the love of the alluring gypsy Carmen in this beloved classic. Bizet’s masterpiece – an opera whose striking defiance of bourgeoisie morality resulted in scandal at its Paris premiere in 1874 – comes to the magnificent Ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina this July 15. Framed by the enduring pillars of an ancient outdoor theatre, Bizet’s opera endures, enticing audiences with its classic tale of tragic seduction.

February 14 (12 noon) & 16 (7:15pm)
Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) -- Salzburg Festival, Austria (2014)
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 3 hrs, 35 mins (sung in Italian, with English subtitles)
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Director: Harry Kupfer
Sets: Hans Schavernoch
Costumes: Yan Tax
Lighting: Jurgen Hoffmann
Chorus Master: Ernst Raffelsberger
Chorus Master (Children’s Choir): Wolfgang Gotz
Cast: Sophie Koch, Krassimira Stoyanova, Mojca Erdmann, Silvana Dussmann, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Gunther Groissbock, Adrian Erod, and Kresimir Spicer
Synopsis: Beneath the surface of its lightly flowing dialogue and sumptuous music, Der Rosenkavalier explores the progress of human relations, both personal and societal. Beginning with the scandalous love affair of young Octavian and the older, yet enchanting Marschallin, the opera examines Octavian’s metamorphosis, as youthful entanglements transform into romantic commitment. The Marschallin embodies our wistful nostalgia at the passage of time, serving as a counterpoint to the Octavian’s dreamy and impetuous youthful romance. In the world of Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss and his librettist, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, summon a half-imaginary, half-real Vienna of 1740, capturing both the intricacies of aristocratic ceremony and the temporality of human existence..

March 27 (12 noon) & 29 (7:15pm)
Tosca (Puccini) -- Opera Royal de Wallonie -- Liege (2015)
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 2 hrs, 5 mins (sung in German, with English subtitles)
Conductor: Paolo Arrivabeni
Director: Claire Servais
Sets: Carlo Centolavigna
Costumes: Michel Fresnay
Lighting: Olivier Wery
Chorus Master: Marcel Seminara
Cast: Rugero Raimondi, Barbara Haveman, Marc Laho, Roger Joakim, Giovanni Iovino, Marc Tissons, Laurent Kubla, and Pierre Gathier
Synopsis: Puccini’s fifth opera, Tosca marks an important transition in Puccini’s work. His previous opera, La Boheme, considered by many to be his first masterpiece, is at the same time, the last of Puccini’s work portray the struggles and dreams of society’s lower classes. With Tosca, Puccini returns to the purest tragedy, focusing on the violent and tragic downfall of three historic figures. Tosca is a highly focused opera, concentrated around the complex and fully developed psychologies of its three main characters. Inspired by the riveting performance of Sarah Bernhardt in the play by Victorien Sardou, Puccini artfully crafted the jealousy, turmoil and despair of the entrancing Floria Tosca. After a period of tormented and stormy writing with his librettists, Puccini finalized his composition just days before the opera’s premiere on January 14, 1900 at Teatro Constanzi in Rome.

April 24 (12 noon) & 26 (7:15pm)
La Damnation de Faust (Berlioz) -- Opera Nationale de Paris (2015)
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 2 hrs, 40 mins (sung in Italian, with English subtitles)
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Director: Alvis Hermanis
Cast: Jonas Kaufmann, Sophie Koch, Bryn Terfel
Synopsis: Faust, an aging scholar, impulsively makes a bargain with Mephistopheles who promises him the restoration of his youth, knowledge, and the fulfillment of all of his wishes. After a series of dreamy incidents, including a trip to Auerbach's Cellar, Faust is lured to sleep by the sylphs and dreams of Marguerite. On awakening, he meets Marguerite in her room, and the two declare each other's love. When Faust learns of Marguerite's trouble and begs Mephistopheles for help, he is forced to sign away his soul and rides with the devil prince to hell, while Marguerite is saved in heaven through her repent.

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