Opera San Jose
Opera San José is a professional, regional opera company that is unique in the United States. Maintaining a resident company of principal artists, Opera San José specializes in showcasing the finest young professional singers in the nation. In addition to mainstage performances, Opera San José maintains extensive educational programs in schools and in the community at large, and offers preview lectures and Introduction to Opera talks for all mainstage productions.
Opera San José was founded in 1984 by the late Irene Dalis, who was general director for 30 years, retiring in 2014. David Rohrbaugh was a founding member of Opera San José’s artistic staff. Prior to his retirement in 2014, Dr. Rohrbaugh conducted more than 70 productions and more than 600 performances for Opera San José. Larry Hancock, who has been with the organization even before it was incorporated, became General Director in 2014. Also in 2014, Joseph Marcheso became Music Director and Principal Conductor. Upon Mr. Hancock’s retirement in 2019, OSJ’s Deputy General Director and Artistic Planning Director, Ms. Khori Dastoor, assumed the position of General Director.See more