18. September 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Opera

Founder and general director Dalis believes that everything in her life led up to creating Opera San José. “I love doing this. It’s my life, I eat, drink and sleep OSJ,” she says with great enthusiasm. While she takes pride that the company has never carried a deficit, last year gave her a real scare, and she wrote an appeal. “The response convinced me that we are meeting a need.” Even the orchestra members wrote out personal checks. “I was overwhelmed,” she declares with no small sense of relief.

And yes, we really did write checks and had them sent together. Often musicians are at odds with management. but I think we at OSJ do know how wonderful it is to have this group, and we wanted to show our support. The organization is run well, is in the black, and we’d like it to stay that way!

The article is primarily about Irene Dalis. She is our founder and our leader and I’m very thankful for all she’s done.

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