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Three Decembers

Opera San jose Three Decembers

World-renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham leads the cast of Opera San José’s first fully-staged digital production, Jake Heggie’s THREE DECEMBERS, based on Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally’s unpublished play “Some Christmas Letters”. THREE DECEMBERS follows the captivating story of a famous actress, Madeline Mitchell (Graham), and her two adult children, Beatrice and Charlie, portrayed by celebrated singers, OSJ Resident Artists Maya Kherani and Efrain Solis. This intimate 90-minute chamber opera, spanning three decades (1986, 1996, 2006), brings to mesmerizing life a family’s struggle to understand one another – fears of loss, and a yearning for connection, permeate this “modern masterpiece” (Opera Today), profoundly resonating with our current moment. With a brilliant, witty libretto by Gene Scheer and rich, soaring score by Jake Heggie, THREE DECEMBERS is a fullhearted American opera about family – the ones we are born into, and those we create.

The Opening Night Gala of THREE DECEMBERS on December 3rd will feature a virtual post-show in-conversation event with Susan Graham, Jake Heggie, and the full artistic team. Join us to celebrate this ground-breaking production, and to enjoy an intimiate conversation between artists at the forefront of our artform.

Opera San José's Three Decembers is lovingly dedicated to the memory of Terrence McNally.

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.


Thu, Dec 3, 2020 to Sun, Jan 10, 2021

$40 per Household | $50 (w/ Gala Admission)

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