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.
- March 9 (12:15pm) & 11 (7:00pm)
- Aida (Verdi) -- Arena de Verona, Italy
Genre: OPERA (new production)
Running time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Conductor: Omer Meir Wellber
Stage Direction: Carlus Padrissa and Alex Olle
Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni
Set Design: Roland Olbeter
Costume Design: Chu Uroz
Lighting Design: Paolo Mazzon
Choreography: Valentina Carrasco
Music: Orchestra, Choir, and Ballet of the Fondazione Arena di Verona)
Cast: Aida (Hui He), The King (Roberto Tagliavini), Amneris (Giovanna Casolla), Radames (Fabio Sartori), Ramfis (Adrian Sampetrean), Amonasro (Andrzej Dobber)
Synopsis: Verdi’s magnificent drama tells the story of an Ethiopian princess Aida, kept as a slave at the Egyptian court, who falls in love with Radames, a young Egyptian warrior. The stunning amphitheatre of Arena di Verona premiered its annual opera festival in 1913 with Aida. One hundred years later, the majestic production by Fura dels Baus glitters on the open-air stage as a tribute to composer Verdi’s bicentennial.
- March 23 (12:15pm) & 25 (7:00pm)
- Lost Illusions (Ratmansky) -- The Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, Russia
Genre: BALLET (new production)
Running time: 3 hours, 10 mins (plus one intermission)
Composer: Leonid Desyatnikov
Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky
LightingDesigner: Vincent Millet
Musical direction: Alexander Vedernikov
Set Designer: Jerome Kaplan
Drama Consultant: Guillaume Gallienne
Synopsis: Based on French writer Honore de Balzac's novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet created by celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky set against the backdrop of 19th century Paris. Ratmansky, along with French dramaturge Guillaume Gallienne, tells the story of a young composer lured away from his friends and his love by the prospects of fame and money. This stylized adaptation of Balzac's timeless novel blends ambition, disillusionment and thwarted love, while exploring themes of human nature and restless youth, set to a spellbinding original score.
- 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.