About Opera San Jose


Opera San José is an opera company located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Maintaining a resident company of artists, OSJ presents four mainstage productions annually in San Jose’s historic California Theatre, while regularly broadcasting fully-produced productions from its state-of-the-art Heiman Digital Media Studio. Entering its 40th season, OSJ specializes in role debuts, serving as an artistic incubator for established and emerging artists alike, producing world-class operatic performances for diverse audiences throughout the Bay Area and around the globe.

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Our Team

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Our Mission

To produce emotionally thrilling entertainment that engages and reflects our diverse Silicon Valley community while
developing the next generation of opera talent.

Our Vision

Our community is inspired and enriched by our programs, and the opera professionals we develop elevate the transformative
power of the arts locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Core Values

Creativity and Innovation: We recognize and respect the rich traditions and historical context of opera, while challenging conventions to create fresh meaningful experiences for our staff, artists, collaborators, current and future audiences.

Collaboration: Through respect, transparent communication, humor and a shared commitment to our artform, we work together with artists, musicians, volunteers, and professionals from diverse disciplines and perspectives to create exceptional opera productions, programs and experiences.

Integrity and Financial Responsibility: We are dedicated to prudent fiscal management, ensuring the sustainability of our opera company, and responsibly stewarding resources to support our artistic vision and long-term success. We operate with highest ethical standards, honesty, transparency, and a commitment to doing what is right for the art form, our stakeholders, and the community.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility: We are committed to celebrating, respecting, and embracing the richness of our diverse community. We strive for fairness, kindness, openness, and accessibility in all aspects of our organization. We work to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to participate, engage, and enjoy our art, regardless of background or situation.

Resilient and Determined: We think long and short term and we are clear-eyed about the risks we may encounter. We experiment relentlessly to improve and reframe difficult challenges and failures as opportunities for new ways of seeing, growing, and learning.

Investment in People: We prioritize the growth, development, and well-being of our staff, artists, and volunteers, recognizing that they are our most valuable asset. We foster a culture of collaboration, creativity, and belonging. We provide opportunities for personal and professional

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