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Opera San José’s mission has always been the development and support of emerging artists. By providing housing, professional development, and performance opportunities like few opera companies in America do, Opera San José keeps the artist at the very heart of its creative and administrative life. During this ongoing health and economic crisis, Opera San José’s mandate must be the continued support of these artists – to serve as a lifeline, to preserve their immense artistry, and to keep producing art through any and all mediums available to us in this time apart from one another.

Opera is an art form that takes hundreds of people to produce – artists, musicians, artisans, and patrons like you.

Thank you for your support!


We are grateful for your continued support of Opera San José and your dedication to ensuring a vibrant and successful future for the company. There are many ways in which a donor’s charitable gift can both help you meet your current philanthropic goals and extend your generosity well into the future.


Opera San José’s Heiman Digital Media Studio is a cutting-edge digital media studio that allows thousands of viewers to enjoy innovative performances from the safety and comfort of home. Created in response to a global crisis that shuttered live performance venues worldwide, including the California Theater, the Heiman Digital Media Studio has firmly established Opera San José as a leader in digital performances.

Other Ways to Support

Garden Concerts

Bring the magic of opera to your neighborhood with Opera San José’s garden concerts. Curate a concert of your favorite arias, featuring two of our nationally celebrated Resident Artists, for a delightful, live performance on your driveway, porch, or lawn.

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Opera San José Is a Proud Member of

Our work is made possible by:


$500,000 and above

The Packard Humanities Institute

$100,000 to $499,999

The Bouye 1977 Trust

Carol Franc Buck Foundation

The Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Kieve Foundation

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

$50,000 to $99,999

Wadhwani Charitable Foundation

$10,000 to $49,999

Schlegel Living Trust Uta May 7, 1990

Lorraine and Gerard Seelig Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Five Arts Foundation

$1,000 to $4,999

The Filippi Foundation (Frank & Olivia Filippi)

The Merrimac Fund

The Simon Strauss Foundation

Eva Xu-Roy Wang Family Charitable Fund

One anonymous foundation


Under $999

Amazon Smile

The Greenside Foundation

King Charitable Fund

KLA Foundation

Oscar Rex 2019 Fund

Silicon Valley Creates

One anonymous foundation



California Arts Council

City of San José

National Endowment for the Arts

Shuttered Venue Operators


The Applied Materials Foundation

Heritage Bank of Commerce
IBM Corporation


$5,000 and above

Amici di Musica Bella

San José Opera Guild

$1,000 to $4,999

Children’s Discovery Museum

Under $999

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose


San Jose Museum of Art Association




Tricia & Tim Anderson

Mimi & Eric Carlson

Dennise Carter

Marilyn & Frank Dorsa

Dorothy & Richard Dorsay

Frank Fiscalini

Friends of Opera San José

Mary and Clinton Gilliland

BenJoaquin Gouverneur & Khori Dastoor

Claudia & Peter Grose

Charles Hanes

Mark & Elizabeth Striebeck

Jan Telesky

Melita Wade Thorpe

Fred & Peggy Heiman

Fred & Leelane Hines

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

David G. Hough

Eric Jorgensen

Ray & Laurel Kaleda

Deanna & Al Knickerbocker

Dr. William R. Lambert

Joseph Marcheso

Jeanne L. McCann

Lisa Moulthrop

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Melody Walsh

Michael & Laurie Warner

Dennis & Marianne Wilcox

Dr. H. Andrea Neves

Dr. Jakob Nielsen & Hannah Kain

Opera San José Veterans Chorus

David W. & Pamela Packard

Reimann Jill & John

Richard & Hannelore Romeny

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Rosen

Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Salinger

Jan & Don Schmidek

Marilyn Sefchovich

Bertha M. Smith

Laurel Smith

Amy Nasci Worden

Three anonymous donors


Amy Babcock

Michaela Brody & Paul Benke

David & Lynn Brandt

Barrie & Jon Cress

Robert H. Dench

Susan Fitzgerald

Barbara Goldman

Arielle & Doron Hendel

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

Bonn Fenchel Jaki

Ingrid Kallman

Stan & Doris Katz

Cheryl & Steve Kole

Stuart Levy

Raymond Martino

Leonard & Sylvia Metz

Susan Miller

William & Nancy Newman

Noritaka Okada

James Ottinger

Ronald & Marilyn Schilling

Marilyn Sefchovich

J.H. Silveira M.D.

David & Barbara Silverstein

Seena & Sandy Stein

Richard & Phyllis Whitney

Stephen & Connie Zilles

Three anonymous donors


Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, Noritaka Okada, and J.H. Silveira M.D. in memory of Tricia Anderson

Susan Hunn in honor of James Arguelles

Jeanne Lyons, Penny & John McNeel, Noritaka Okada, and two anonymous in memory of Anna Bagniewska

Jim, Jessica Blanchard in honor of James D. Blanchard & Christopher Ray

Marion E Burry, Selma Chastaine, Patricia Curia, and Amy Griffith in memory of Charlotte Boileau

Shannon Murphy in memory of Walda Bradley

Neil Semer in honor of Eugene Brancoveanu

Teresa M O’Neill in honor of Barbara Brosh

Janet Maich in honor of Sonja Cook

One anonymous in memory of David Cox

Drew & Caroline Cranfill in memory of Mabel Cranfill

Barbara Brosh and Paul & Jackie Kuckein in memory of Irene Dalis

Dick & Helen Wirtenson in memory of Bernadette Dantzig

Mary Patricia Daoud in memory of Adnan Daoud

Ellis M. Chernoff, Renee Dreyfus, and Karlette Warner & Ward Hoffman in honor of Khori Dastoor

Gloria Chiang in honor of Charles W. Davidson

Doris Davis in memory of Richard Davis

Holly Green in honor of Taylor Dunye

Sarita Fordham in honor of Marilyn Fordham

Micheal & Rinki Etheridge in memory of Carleen Foster

Barbara Brosh in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Heidi Gonzalez in honor of Dea Gonzalez

One anonymous donor in memory of Alvin Gross

Jim Hagan in memory of Linda J. Hagan

Rebecca Ranninger Owen & Marc Owen, and Antoinette & Edmund Sarraille in honor of Patti & Milledge Hart

Barbara Brosh, Fred & Leelane Hines, Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, and Cecily & Fernando Zazueta in honor of Larry Hancock

Lindy Hayes in honor of Janet Gray Hayes

James Heagy in memory of Jayne Heagy

Barrie & Jon Cress, John & Cecelia Eurich, Rachel Heiman, and Cloyd & Mary Kay Marvin in memory of Fred Heiman

Cheryl & Steve Kole in honor of Peggy Heiman

Sara Newcomb in memory of Philip Hodge

Holly & John Nuckols in honor of Larry Kern

John & Marlana Bakmas, Sally & Larry Brandt, and I.A.T.S.E. B-32 in memory of Margaret Kinsey

Esther & David Kletter in memory of Adina Shira Kletter z”l

Arden Down in honor of Marjo Lachman

Bob & Barbara Germinder, Performing Arts Academy, and the Posener Family in memory of Pamela MacLaren

Mary Anne J. Padien in memory of Nana

Stephen Boisvert in memory of Mark J. Nelson

Mary Anne J Padien in honor of Claire Padien-Havens

Thales Mello in honor of Hariet Paten-Havenfield

Stephen & Theresa Garfink in honor of Rob Pavley

Christine Beraldo in memory of Bill Rearick

Barry & Judy Scott in memory of Diane Ross

Susan Fitzgerald, Rachel Heiman & Lynn Newman in memory of Ruth Sankin-Schildkraut

Joan B. Bose, Jane Decker, Janice Fox, Barbara Olsen, Bess Zientek, and one anonymous donor in honor of Sandra Savage

Joel and Paula Blank in honor of Jerry Seelig

Irwin Derman, Tobye Kaye, and Marilyn Sefchovich in memory of Lorraine Seelig

  1. Spencer in memory of Dr. Jose L. Spencer

Chris & Nancy McKenna, and Larry & Margaret Zabel in honor of Nathan Stark

One anonymous donor in memory of James Steinrok

Geetha, Seenu Srinivasan in memory of Sita Subramaniam

Joy Sakai in memory of Beverly Takeda

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi, and Bradford Wade & Linda Riebel in memory of Janice Toyoshima

Kendall Summers in memory of John Vaccari

Richard Nichols, and Justine Wong in honor of Melody Walsh

Muriel Fitzgerald Wilson in honor of Dr. Brian Ward

Ann M Webb in memory of Derek Webb

Joanne F Loomba in honor of Erika Williams

Elizabeth & Dan Russell in memory of Ethel S. Worn

Last Updated 8/10/2021