Nationally Acclaimed Director Shawna Lucey Announced As General Director & CEO
After conducting an extensive national search, we could not be more delighted in welcoming Shawna Lucey to launch our next chapter at Opera San José.
When we began this process five months ago, we knew we were looking for a charismatic leader whose passion and vision would help us continue to grow and expand upon the incredible work and programs OSJ has to offer.
Shawna more than fits the bill — her experience directing productions at America’s leading opera houses, her passion for infusing new resonance into classics, and her crystalline view of vibrant contemporary works will be enormous assets, propelling our company into a thrilling future.
Incoming General Director and CEO
Shawna is ” someone who will help keep opera a vibrant part of our community and region. She’s someone who makes opera fun to think about and to do.”
“I consider myself an evangelist for the art form. I want every person on the street to know that opera is for them. Come, we want you to be part of our community. Come to this party.”
“Lucey’s appointment casts fresh luster on one of the region’s leading opera companies…. With her appointment, Opera San José takes another step forward for women in the arts.”