Rap Opera 2.0
June 6-7, 2020
510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE JANUARY 31, 2020.
This year, Opera Cultura has added a second mainstage production to conclude our incredible season—The Rap Opera Project 2.0. Building on the experimental workshop we presented in 2017, this project will unite the story-telling power of opera and rap into a powerful hybrid art form.
Our talented Rap Opera ensemble artists will be working with at-risk youth in San Jose (foster youth and incarcerated youth), inspiring and empowering them to express their unique stories through word and song. The artists will work with the youth to create a rap-infused opera, and they will be joined on stage by members of the Oakland Youth Chorus at the performances in June 2020.
If you missed the 2017 performance, click here to watch a video segment KQED Arts created about it!
This production is supported in part by:
SVCreates in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, OPERA America, Applied Materials Foundation, the Cultura Guild, and Friends of Opera Cultura.