SUPPORT

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Resident Artists

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 Jose keeps the artist at the very heart of its creative and administrative life. During this ongoing health and economic crisis, Opera San Jose’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!

Unique Experiences for Extraordinary Times

We are delighted to offer unique experiences to our OSJ family. From a private aria performed on your front porch (safety permitting) to a personalized digital birthday song for a loved one, we hope you’ll find just the right way to enjoy and support the work of our immensely talented cohort of Resident Artists.

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Opera San José's 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 Kieve Foundation

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The Tartaglino Family Trust

 

$50,000 to $99,999

Wadhwani Charitable Foundation

$5,000 to $9,999

Lorraine and Gerard Seelig Foundation

 

$1,000 to $4,999

The Filippi Foundation (Frank & Olivia Filippi)

Italian American Heritage Foundation

The Merrimac Fund

The Simon Strauss Foundation

One anonymous gift

 

Under $999

Amazon Smile

The Greenside Foundation

Silicon Valley Creates

City of San José

National Endowment for the Arts

$50,000
The Applied Materials Foundation

 

$1,000-$4,999
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

Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation

Under $999

Cambrian Symphony

IATSE B-32

Friends of Levitt Pavilion San Jose

Nova Vista Symphony Association Inc.

Friends of Opera San Jose

San José Woman’s Club

Friends of Waldorf School of the Peninsula

PRODUCERS:

$50,000 and above

George & Susan Crow

Mary & Clinton Gilliland

Fred* & Peggy Heiman

Michael Kalkstein & Susan English

Jan & Don Schmidek

CONDUCTORS CIRCLE

$20,000 to $49,999

Josef & Phyllis Bismanovsky

Prof. John M. Heineke & Prof. Catherine R. Montfort

Marjorie Johnson

Lawrence Kern

Michael McGinley

D.G. Mitchell

Ann Marie Mix

Heidi Munzinger & John Shott

Andrea Neves

Richard & Hannelore Romney

Two anonymous donors

ARTIST SPONSORS

$10,000 to $19,999

Elizabeth F. Adler

Barbara G. Akin*

Nola & Harvey Armstrong

Anna M. Bagniewska & Denis St. Jean

Elfi Berkowitz & Thomas Geisler*

Ann Brown

Doris & Alan Burgess

Mimi & Eric Carlson

Jane Decker

Charles F. Hanes

Eric Jorgensen

Cathy & Dick Lampman

Cathy & Steve Lazarus

Jeanne L. McCann

Tom & Gillian Moran

Dave Thompson

Melody Walsh

Brian Ward M.D.

Michael & Laurie Warner

Two anonymous donors

BACKSTAGE CIRCLE

$5,000 to $9,999

Tricia & Tim Anderson

Jim Beatty

Mario & Rose Belotti

Dennise Carter

Doris Davis

Marilyn & Frank Dorsa

Dorothy & Richard Dorsay

John P Eurich

Mel & Janice Goertz

Mr. & Mrs. William H. Harmon, Jr.

Katerina Hollblad-Fadiman

Gloria Chun Hoo

Wanda Kownacki

William R. Lambert

Norman Lariviere & Carolyn Lund

Joan Mansour

Joseph Marcheso

Dr. Jakob Nielsen & Hannah Kain

Jim & Alice Orth

Kent Owen

Jackie Pighini

Stephen & Denise Rawlinson

Walter & Ramona Reichl

Joy Sakai

Marilyn Sefchovich

J. L. Spencer

Laura Sternberg

Jo Anna & Richard Strawbridge

Jan Telesky

Bradford Wade & Linda Riebel

Karlette Warner & Ward Hoffman

Dr. Herbert Weil & Dr. Anabel Anderson Imbert

Mariquita West, MD

DIRECTORS CIRCLE

$2,500 to $4,999

Jeanne & Michael Althouse

Richard Andrews

Drs. Charlene Archibeque & Robert Melnikoff

Dr. Janet Averett

Dr. Alfonso Banuelos & Suzanne Wittrig

Dr. Anne-Catherine & Dr. Richard Bramley

Mary Esther Candee

Pamela & Craig Carper

Carolle J. Carter & Jess Kitchens

John & Agnes Caulfield

Park & Joan Chamberlain

Al & Kathy DiFrancesco

Dr. James & Susan Dyer

Maureen Ellenberg

Bob & Alice Fenton

Frank Fiscalini

Drs. Lucia & Jack Gilbert

Rita Elizabeth Horiguchi

David G. Hough

George Hume

Pat Janes

Bonnie Kellogg & Tim Cannard

Beverly & Craig Kemp

Albert Klail

Anita Köhler

Phil & Judy Livengood

Mr. & Mrs. McKnight

Barbara Molony & Thomas Turley

Bob & Bonnie Peterson

Randy Presuhn & Timothy Nguyen

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Rizzuto

Lucinda Sanchagrin & Dennis McLean

J.H. Silveira M.D.

Todd & Sandy Smith

Robert Strain

Dr. May Loo & Dr. William Thurston

Janice Toyoshima

Gordon & Marcia Vosti

Mary Wang

Dr. & Mrs. C. Whitby-Strevens

Jean-Marie White & Bryan Rodriguez

Marianne & Dennis Wilcox

One anonymous donor

SHOWCASE CIRCLE

$1,000 to $4,999

Jane Alejandro

Daniel & Priscilla Amend

Richard & Clarice Anderson

Judy Anderson

Mary T. Baiamonte

Shirley E. Bailey

Emily & Stephen Berman

Bill & Ginny Berner

Ted Biagini

Rob & Letty Block

Marlene Bollhoffer

Leon Bonner & Redge Meixner

Ken Borelli

Nina Boyd

James & Margaret Brady

David Burke & Victoria Burton Burke

Paul & Marijane Chestnut

Isabel Chiu, CPA

Daniel Clark & Elizabeth Kline

Maggie & Mark Cogdill

Arthur Colman & Pilar Montero

William M. Conlon & Judith E. Schwartz

Gerry & Alfio Crema

Rose Crimi

Patricia Curia

Donald & Betty D'Angelo

Elena & Ron Danielson

Patricia Daoud

Dr. George Deabill

Richard & Maureen DeBolt

Tom & Clara DiStefano

Ellen Donnelly

Geoffrey & Norma Egan

Donald & Janice Elliott

Susan & Jeff Englander

Cameron Esfahani

Lynn Evans & Fred Saunders

James Feit

M.M. Feldman & Rick Morris

Georgiana Flaherty

Shirley J. Foreman & Alberta Brierly

Judith & Michael Gaulke

Carolyn & Brian George

SHOWCASE CIRCLE (Cont.)

Chela Gonzalez

Joseph & Honmai Goodman

Glen Gould & Bunny Laden

BenJoaquin Gouverneur & Khori Dastoor

Lucy Grisetti

Susan Hartt

Loriana Hatch

Laura Hill & Neil Wilhelm

Fred & Leelane Hines

Cheryl Holt

Dr. & Mrs. Pearce Hurley

Mary Idso

Ilene & Ken Imboden

Linda Izquierdo

Sharon Jackson

Sulakshana Jain

Pamela & Edward Jajko

Jeraldine Johnson

Ray & Laurel Kaleda

Jason Paul Kazarian

Victoria Knox, Kalisa Beagle

Cheryl & Steve Kole

Doug & Rasha La Porte

Patricia Landman-Herriot & Robert G. Herriot

Robert E. Larson & Susan R. Larson

Rob & Lucinda Lenicheck

Stuart Levy

Sally & Tom Logothetti

Sylvia & Paul Lorton, Jr.

Scott Lurndal

Jonathan Lynam

Mr. & Mrs. Denis Lynch

Jeanne Lyons

Philip & Margaret Ma

Robert Mackenzie

 & John Thompson

Orla MacLean

Tom MacRostie

Bernard J. Magelky

Ernest March

Kevin McGiboney & Nancy Lutzow

Chris & Katie Metzger

Barry & Rosemarie Mirkin

Duncan Missimer

Kathleen Montoya

David Muhlitner & Peggy Kilduff

Janet Muscio & William McCraw

Tom Myers & Hartono Sutanto

Tony Nespole, MD

Janet Newman & John Gerhardt

Cynthia & Ken Newton

Rita & Kent Norton

Patrick O'Connor

Ken Odom

Gabriele Ondine

Paul & Jo O'Neil

Ahmad & Ruth Orandi

Claire Padien-Havens & Jeremy Patfield

Maria Norma Martinez Palmer

Nedra Petty

Patricia A. Pfeiffer

Joe Pon & George Duran

Anne T. Prescott

Li Qi & Qu Jie

Alice Ramsauer

Rebecca Ranninger Owen & Marc Owen

Carol Richardson Cole

Marcia & Joseph Riggio

Richard & Barbara Roof

Mr. & Mrs. Lee Rosen

Robert Savoie

Jack & Judy Schneider

Mr. & Mrs. R.W. Shomler

Colette A. Siegel

Dr. Pieter & Jacqui Smith

Sandra M. Sobie

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Staringer

Mary C. Stradner

Elizabeth A. Striebeck

Lynn K. Telford

Melita Wade Thorpe

Jim Todd

Jeanne Torre

Kathryn Tsushima

Nancy Valencia

Dr. & Mrs. Saul & Judith Wasserman

Geri Weimers

Chip & Bonnie Williams

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Williams

Fern Wollrich-Jaffe

Ellen C. Wynn

Susan Yost

Drs. Robert & Antonette Zeiss

Stephen & Connie Zilles

12 anonymous donors

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE

$250 to $999

Kerry Adams Hapner

Judith Aissen & James Clifford

Antonio & Elizabeth Alvarez

Mr. & Mrs. Arnett

Jamie & Tony Arreola

Louise Aspell

Zachary Baker

Laima Baltusis

Joyce Bartlett

  1. Bayman & M. Arlock

Martha Beattie

Candace J Behlendorf

Ms. Celia Bell

Donald H. Bentsen

Hal & Beverly Berry

Matthew W. Bien & Grace T. Lee

Stephen Boisvert

Patti Bossert & Charles Chew

Francois Bourgault

Kathleen Bowden

Mr. Mark Brandenburg

Sally & Larry Brandt

Alberta L. Brierly

Michaela Brody & Paul Benke

Robert & Mara Bronstone

Barbara Brosh

Mr. Howard Brown

Clark Brown

Steve & Vicky Brozovich

Gisela Brugger

Busam, Jennifer

Ann & Larry Byler

Michael Calegari

Rick Callison & Shauna Mika

Virginia Carpio

Erie Carruthers

Corinne Elliott Carter

Linda Turner Cato

Judy Chamberlain

Denise Chilow and Simon Bloch

Deal & Nancy Christensen

Robert & Diane Claypool

Richard Coencas

Lynn & Mary Lois Comeskey

Dr. Michael Condie

Sonja Cook

Elaine C Coombs

Cal & Carla Cornwell

Lawrence R Cotter

Ann & Floyd Criswell

Jan Cummins

Walt & Peggy D'Ardenne

Victoria L. Davis

Lynne Davis

Jimmie Dawson

John G. Day

Sonia DeHazes

Robert Dennis

Irwin Derman

Joe & Carolyn Dickinson

Rose Mary Dougherty

Mr. Eric Doughty

Arden Down

Katherine Duffy

Jim & Ann Dunn

Randy Earle

Julie Edgcomb

Mary Jane Edwards

David & Liyuza Eisbach

Marie Elich

John & Tessa Ennals

Dolores Escobar-Hamilton

Rod & Rebecca Fallow

Suzanne & John Farbstein

Pamela Finney-Williams

Christel Fliss

Barbara Frank

Karen Gabrielson

Steve & Terry Garfink

Alice Gosak Gary

Dennis Gaushell & Nancy Noto

Alex Gelber & Linda Wolf

Leo Gelman

David & Janice Gilman

Marilynn A. Gilmore

Orville Goering

JoAnn Close & Michael Good

Ruth M. Gordon

Gerald C. Gordon

Cybele Gouverneur

Susan Graham

Claudia & Peter Grose

Philip & Kathleen Gust

Blanca Haendler & Robert Cook

Jim Hagan

Helmi Hahler

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE (Cont)

Helen & Dr. Glenn Hakanson

Gregory Handschuh

Patti Hart

David L. Hatt

Jake Heggie

Mitzi G. Henderson

Kristi & Larry Hernandez

Andy Hess

Kali & Narada Hess

Larry & Betty Hinman

Gary & Leslie Holzhausen

DeForrest & Bonnie Home

Gunnar Hovden

Allan & Isabella Hughes

Randall & Carle Hylkema

Richard Izmirian

Stanley Jacques

Klaus & Maria Jaeger

Annette & Richard Jaffe

Dennis & Sheryl Johnson

Trixie & Doug Johnson

Martha Johnson

Mr. & Mrs. Derk Johnson

Glenda Jones & Dick Clark

Jane & Dale Jordan

Alice Kadonaga

Susan Karp & Paul Haahr

Donald Keesey

Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Keller

David & Anita Keller

Mary M. & Harry Kelly

Yoko Kodama

David A. Koerner

Jane & Don Krejci

Paul & Jackie Kuckein

Anders Kugler

Ann Lambrecht

Kristina Lauraitis

Robert & Margaret Lawson

Judy Leahy

Speed & Connie Leas

Dr. Hong Fang Lee

Gloria T. Lee

Karin L. Leipelt

Shirley Leisses & Hicks Williams

Alana Lemarchand

Don & Dorothy Lewis

Russell Lindgren

Ellen Louderbough

Don Lowry & Lynore Tillim

Anne & Dave Mack

John G Maier

Cynthia Rae Margolin

Peter Marra

Steve Martin

Raymond Martino

Katherine Mason

Dana Mazo & Daniel Sharfman

Sheila McGann-Tiedt

Kirk McKenzie

Mr. & Mrs. Richard McKewan

Donna & Moe Medeiros

David Meinhardt

Sonja Messner

Mr. John Miaullis

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE (Cont)

Stephen & Janet Miller

Joann L. Miller

Robert J. Miller

Virginie Mitchem

Victor F. Mockus

Sylvia A. Moore

Diana Morabito

Coralie & Gerhard Mueller

Mr. David Muller

Jean Mundell

Edward Neves & Lin Lee

William & Nancy Newman

Kirk Nichols and Miranda Abrahams

Barbara Nicoara & George Lewis

John R. & Elsa Nimmo

Kristin D. Nisewaner

Gerald & Ellen Oicles

Dr. & Mrs. Hans Orup

James Ottinger

Denise Owen

Paul & Jan Panell

Kay Parkin

Janice Paull

Justine Pawlak

Joyce E Peloian & Gary McCrea

Bill Perry

Gilbert & Wendy Peterson

Arleen Pickett

Robert & Carol Pike

Sigi Pomposo

Charles Pontious & Sheilah Altomare

Stephen Powell

Jeffrey & Hazel Powell

Franklin M. Privette

Phillip W. Pugh

Reimann Jill & John

Paula Reyes

Sally Ricci

Marilyn D. Richardson

Michael Rohan

Genevieve Rolla

Susan & Allen Rosenzweig

Mr. & Mrs. Laurence L. Rosier

Doron & Miriam Rotman

Ms. Dixie Rowland

Bob & Terri Ryan

Myrtha Saleme

Ellen Sanders

Antoinette & Edmund Sarraille

Suzanne Sarro & Robert Kass

Sandra J. Savage

William D. Scharf

Ronald & Marilyn Schilling

Norma & Charles Schlossman

Marylou Schoone

Ellen & Marvin Schwartz

Campbell & Joyce D. Scott

David & Linda Scott

Donna Scott

Robert & Linda Selinske

Mort & Alba Sherin

Ursula Shultz

Molly Siefert

Darby Siempelkamp & Michael Kresser

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE (Cont)

Alexandra Simonenko

Bruce Skov

Regina Sleater & Dean Dunsmore

Laurel Smith

Frank & Diane Snow

Donald & Barbara Snyder

Betty Soennichsen

Richard Sogg

Morris & Diane Sorrells

Ms. Jane Starbird

Kathy Stark

Joan & Michael Stauffer

Jim Stauffer

Ms. Suzanne Steimle

Sara Steiner

Sharon Stengel

Robin Stepto

Anita Stewart

N.W.D. Sturch

Melinda Swanson

Beth Kay Taylor

Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Tescher

SUPPORTERS CIRCLE (Cont)

Catherine & Jeff Thermond

Emily & Chie Tieu

Louise Tighe

Jason Tiller

Margaret Trevisan

James V. Tyler

Lynn C. Waelde & Ashok N. Srivastava

Wanda Waldera

Alice Weigel

Daphne & Stuart Wells

Lance & Mary Werthman

Lawrence William

James & Patricia Wilmore

Nate & Carolyn Wilson

Xi & Brien Wilson

Brian & Linda Winter

William & Donna Wohltmann

Judith Wolf

Bobbi Wolner

Amy Nasci Worden

Lari Yamaguchi

Jim Young

Yvonne

Fernando & Cecily Zazueta

Ieva Zvargulis & William Robertson

Frank Zwart & Julia Armstrong-Zwart

24 anonymous gift

Gifts In Honor of Larry Hancock

 

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

 

Gifts In Memory of Fred Heiman

 

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

Individual Dedications

 

Robert Applebaum in memory of Rosalyn Applebaum

Barbara Goldstein & John Pastier in honor of Hector Armenienta

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

Neil Semer in honor of Eugene Brancoveanu

Lawrence R. Cotter in honor of George Cleve

George L. Crow in honor of Susan Crow

Stephen Boisvert, and Amy Nasci Worden in memory of Irene Dalis

Dick & Helen Wirtenson in memory of  Bernadette Dantzig

Renee Dreyfus, Jake Heggie, Cheryl & Steve Kole, Amy Nasci Worden, and Molly Siefert in honor of Khori Dastoor

Phil & Judy Livengood, and Marilyn Sefchovich in memory of Marguerite Dastoor

One anonymous donor in memory of Dave Ehrhardt

James Sohre in memory of Susan Fechhelm

Nina Boyd in honor of Frank Fiscalini

Fred Dejarlais in memory of  Hal Foster

Pamela Finney-Williams in honor of Mason Gates

Barbara Brosh in memory of Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Barbara Tuma in memory of Zigi Glimski

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

Jason Paul Kazarian in memory of D.G. Kazarian

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

Kletter in memory of Adina Shira Kletter z"l

Karin L. Leipelt in memory of John C. Leipelt, Sr.

Sulakshana Jain in honor of Lucinda Lenicheck

David Matuszak in memory of Linda Rousseau Matuszak

Charles & Norma Schlossman in memory of Olga Nespole

Joan B. Bose, Jane Decker, Janice Fox, Barbara Olsen, Bonnie Yoshikawa, and Bess Zientek in honor of Sandra Savage

Irwin Derman in honor of Jerry and Lorraine SeeligSpencer in memory of Dr. Jose L. Spencer

Carl Van Gils in memory of Winny Van Gils

Jim Stauffer in memory of Christina C. Stauffer

One anonymous donor in memory of James Steinrok

David Hicks in honor of Michael Touchi

Daniel Cilli in memory of Piet Van Allen

Ann M Webb in memory of Derek Webb

Geri Weimers in memory of Leigh Weimers

Linda Mandel in honor of Joanne Wigginton

Marsha & David Pollak, and Susan Yost in memory of Phil Yost

Donor lists last updated 9/30/2020