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Address:2149 Paragon Drive
San José, CA 95131-1312
United States
Opera San José
Budget Level: 2

Opera San José is dedicated to maintaining a resident company of opera singers with whom we present compelling, professional opera performances, while creating and providing cultural and educational programs that both enrich the opera-going experience and encourage future generations of artists and audiences. Opera San José also provides technical assistance to other organizations.


Founded in 1984, Opera San José is unique in that it is the only year-long resident opera company in the nation. Members of the resident company form the core of the artistic staff for main-stage productions as well as educational programs.

To achieve this mission, Opera San José will:

  • Maintain a professional, fiscally responsible opera company of artistic excellence for San  José and its environs;
  • Discover, retain and develop outstanding, emerging professional singers;
  • Provide these singers with repeated performance opportunities;
  • Develop, entertain, and educate audiences from the extended community.
Larry HancockGeneral Director
Khori DastoorArtistic Planning Director
Elliot YatesArtistic Administrator
Joseph  MarchesoMusic Director, Principal Conductor
Alyssa OaniaCostume Director
John DraginoffTechnical Director
Kelly MackProduction Manager
Lori ScheperProperties/Artisan Master
Donna LaraDirector of Finance
Scott GripenstrawDirector of Marketing
Lucia BlissDirector of Development
Michael CheatwoodBox Office Manager
Bryan FerraroCommunications Manager/PR
Lettie SmithK-12 Educational Programs/Grantwriter/Webmaster/
Miriam FrazierDevelopment Assistant
Gilda HerreraH/R Administration
Noritaka OkadaIndividual Giving Manager
Allie BaileyProduction Stage Manager
Aaron NicholsonDirector of Marketing/Development
Al SaundersInterim Production Manager
TitleComposerOpening Night
The Magic FluteMozartSaturday, April 18, 2020
Il trovatoreVerdiSaturday, February 15, 2020
Hansel and GretelHumperdinckSaturday, November 16, 2019
FalstaffVerdiSaturday, September 14, 2019
Madame ButterflyPucciniSaturday, April 13, 2019
Moby-DickHeggieSaturday, February 9, 2019
PagliacciLeoncavalloSaturday, November 17, 2018
The Abduction from the SeraglioMozartSaturday, September 15, 2018
La traviataVerdiSaturday, April 14, 2018
The Flying DutchmanWagnerSaturday, February 10, 2018
La rondinePucciniSaturday, November 11, 2017
Cosi fan tutteMozartSaturday, September 9, 2017
A Streetcar Named DesirePrevinSaturday, April 16, 2016
CarmenBizetSaturday, February 13, 2016
The Marriage of FigaroMozartSaturday, November 14, 2015
ToscaPucciniSaturday, September 12, 2015
The Magic FluteMozartSaturday, April 4, 2015
Where Angels Fear to TreadWeiserSaturday, February 7, 2015
The Italian Girl in AlgiersRossiniTuesday, November 11, 2014
RigolettoVerdiSunday, September 7, 2014
Don GiovanniMozartFriday, April 4, 2014
Madama ButterflyPucciniSunday, February 2, 2014
Hansel and GretelHumperdinckMonday, November 11, 2013
FalstaffVerdiSunday, September 8, 2013
Il trovatoreVerdiSaturday, February 2, 2013
Die FledermausStrauss, Jr.Saturday, November 10, 2012
FaustGounodSunday, May 6, 2012
La traviataVerdiSaturday, February 11, 2012
La Voix humainePoulencSunday, November 27, 2011
PagliacciLeoncavalloSunday, November 27, 2011
Idomeneo, King of CreteMozartFriday, September 9, 2011
La bohemePucciniMonday, April 4, 2011
The Barber of SevilleRossiniWednesday, February 2, 2011
ToscaPucciniThursday, November 11, 2010
Anna KareninaCarlsonThursday, September 9, 2010
La rondinePucciniSunday, April 4, 2010
The Marriage of FigaroMozartTuesday, February 2, 2010
La CenerentolaRossiniWednesday, November 11, 2009
ManonMassenetWednesday, September 9, 2009
PositionTypeDate Submitted
Production Stage ManagerFull-Time5/17/2018

Questions about Membership or this application? Please contact Vincent Covatto, membership manager at or by calling 646.699.5237.
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