Friends of Opera San José

by Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, Friends of Opera San José board president

FOO_cake_smallAfter more than twenty years without one, Opera San José has a volunteer auxiliary—Friends of Opera San José!  At our first annual general membership meeting, over appetizers and sparkling toasts, officers were elected and committees were formed. We blew out candles on a re-birthday cake to recall the original auxiliary whose star volunteers worked with Irene Dalis and her team when Opera San José was born. The many colors of those stars formed a rainbow over early Opera San José. We will cast another rainbow over our now mature opera company in support of its brilliant future.

Silas Elash with pianist Veronika Agranov-Dafoe perform for the Friends of Opera.

Silas Elash with pianist Veronika Agranov-Dafoe perform for the Friends of Opera San José.

This summer, we’ve enjoyed working together and with OSJ staff and board. A highlight is our recent successful subscription renewal phone campaign. Besides enjoying our work and knowing we make a difference to the company, our sixty members receive a mix of great benefits.

We cordially invite you to join us. For information, email FriendsofOSJ@gmail.com. Or simply go to OSJ’s website and indicate you want to sign up as a Friend of Opera San José.