Ward's 1961 adaptation of Arthur Miller's play will open the season in September. Anthony Quartuccio will conduct; Timothy Near is the director.
The season also includes productions of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera, Puccini's La bohme, and Mozart's Don Giovanni.
The company will also host a duo recital by von Stade and baritone Samuel Ramey on April 4, 2006, and a recital by Hampson on June 3.
Founded in 1988, Opera San Jos_ moved to the newly renovated California Theatre last fall. The company is unusual in that it maintains a resident company of young singers, rather than hiring soloists on a freelance basis.