Operas / Ballets at Camera 3 Entertainment
Extended! European Opera and Ballet in Cinema
Our Opera and Ballet in Cinema series is now located at Camera 3 Entertainment, at the corner of Second and San Carlos Streets in downtown San Jose -- Silicon Valley's center of arts and culture. See acclaimed new productions of popular opera and ballet titles, featuring the world's greatest stars and companies, Sundays at 12:15pm with encore screenings the following Tuesday at 7:00pm
Single tickets are just $17, with a $15 per ticket subscription price when three or more shows are purchased. Partake in specialty coffees or beer and wine in the lobby before and after the show. And of course, we offer 3 hrs 40 min. of 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, or passes will be accepted.
From La Scala Opera House in Milan, to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow, Camera Cinemas brings to you a virtual front row seat to the world's finest opera and ballet. Bravo!
We reserve the right to exercise special pricing options for unique in-theatre experiences. These are special engagements. Passes, discount cards, group discount tickets, and re-admits will not be accepted.
OPERA and BALLET Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: Emerging Pictures, which has for many years provided the content for our Opera/Ballet Series, is no longer doing so, and we are looking at other options to keep the series going. We have been able to re-confirm our previously booked screenings of Turandot, Jewels, Aida, Lost Illusions, and Romeo and Juliet so tickets are back on sale. Keep checking this page for an update on future titles (which we will provide as soon as it is available), and our apologies for any inconvenience.
- April 20 (12:15pm) & 22 (7:00pm)
- Romeo and Juliet (Gounod) -- Arena de Verona, Italy
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 3 hours (intermission)
Music: Charles Gounod
Libretto: Jules Barbier and Michel Carre
Stage Direction: Francesco Micheli
Set Design: Edoardo Sanchi
Costume Design: Silvia Aymonino
Lighting Design: Paolo Mazzoni
Choreography: Nikos Lagousakos
Musical Direction: Fabio Mastrangelo (Orchestra, Choir, and Ballet of the Fondazione Arena di Verona)
Cast: Juliette (Nino Machaidze), Stephano (Ketevan Kemoklidze), Gertrude (Cristina Melis), Romeo (Stefano Secco)
Synopsis: Here the iconic opera and love story set in Verona – and Charles Gounod’s masterpiece – makes a superb comeback to the majestic outdoor setting of the Arena di Verona. Roméo et Juliette had not been performed in the Arena since 1977. The new production by Italian director Francesco Micheli opted for a personal, highly original version: “An arena within the Arena, like a blood-red Elizabethan theatre.” Juliette is sung by Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, with Stefano Secco, as her beloved Roméo. Artur Rucinski interprets Mercutio, Romeo’s friend and the rival of Jean-François Borras’s Tybalt.
- May 18 (12:15pm) & 20 (7:00pm)
- Marco Spada (Auber) -- The Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow
Genre: BALLET (new production)
Running time: 3 hours (intermission)
Music: Daniel Francois Esprit Auber
Original Choreography: Joseph Mazilier (1857)
New Choreography: Pierre Lacotte
Assistant Choreographer: Anne Salmon, Gil Isoart
Sets and Costumes Pierre Lacotte
Lighting: Pierre Lacotte
Cast: Marco Spada (David Hallberg), Angela (Evgenia Obraztsova), Marchesa Sampietri (Olga Smirnova), Prince Frederici (Semyon Chudin), Count Pepinelli (Igor Tsvirko), Friar Borromeo (Alexei Loparevich), Prince Osorio (Andrei Sitnikov), The Bride (Anastasia Stashkevich), The Groom (Vyacheslav Lopatin).
Synopsis: The bandit Marco Spada cheerfully plunders the surrounding region just under the nose of the Governor, hiding his identity carefully while raising his lovely daughter Angela in his castle lair. Even Angela has no idea of Spada's secret double life and clandestine activities. She longs for Prince Federici, but is distraught to learn that he is already betrothed to Marchesa -- the Governor's daughter! This rarely presented "swashbuckling" ballet sees its rebirth on the stage of the famed theater, recreated in 2013 specifically for the Bolshoi by French Choreographer Pierre Lacotte. With its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapped heroines, rebellion and lovers misunderstandings, this fresh and joyful ballet is not to be missed.