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SAJA BAY AREA Night at the Opera

posted Oct 22, 2010, 11:36 PM by Diana Rohini LaVigne

South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Bay Area 'Night at the Opera'



San JoseCA— On April 20, 2006, the South Asian Journalists Association (SAJA) Bay Area hosted an evening at the Opera in conjunction with Opera San Jose and Emile’s Restaurant.  The event drew approximately twenty broadcast, print and online journalists from around the bay area and featured an introduction to Opera San Jose by Glenn Wong, who leads the opera’s business partnership development. 


Emile’s Restaurant served up fetching appetizers and fine wine to SAJA members in a private party room.  Members had a chance to hear more about opera, enjoy the food and wine, and network with other SAJA members.  There were a lot of connections being made and topics of discussion ranged from work to social activities.  Nearly everyone commented on the elegance of the event.


The hour-long reception ended in a walk to the nearby California Theatre which houses Opera San Jose.  SAJA members were treated to the dress rehearsal performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The most intriguing of anti-hero, Don Giovanni, an insatiable libertine plagued by past conquests who come back to haunt him, the Don unknowingly faces his last day on earth in this indefinable mix of tragic, comic, and farcical scenes.  As always with Mozart, the music is rewarding from start to finish, and the characters are enormously memorable.  For information on the opera, please visit them online