San Francisco Opera and Opera San Jose announced their seasons in the past 24 hours, including new productions led by California native Matthew Ozawa.

Ozawa will lead a new production of Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio, to open San Francisco Opera’s 2020-2021 season at War Memorial Opera House. Ozawa returns to the Bay Area to lead a new production of Strauss’ Salome for Opera San Jose in the beginning of 2021.

Upcoming credits in the 2019-20 season for Ozawa include a new production of Giulio Cesare for Boston Lyric Opera ( and the company premiere of The Queen of Spades for Des Moines Metro Opera (