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Irene Dalis – A Rememberance

May 7, 2016 - 8:00 am

Linda Riebel conducted years of research, interviews and conversations with many people who knew Irene Dalis, the reknown Wagnerian mezzo soprano and opera impressario. In her talk Ms. Riebel will talk about the career of Irene Dalis as a singer and then later in life as the Founder and General Director of Opera San José. Under Dalis’ guidance Opera San José became one of the finest mid-sized opera companies in the United States and fostered the careers of hundreds of young artists.

In her vocal career, Irene Dalis sang at the world’s leading opera houses:   Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Bayreuth Festival, Chicago Lyric Opera, Berlin, Rome, Naples and many others.

Linda Riebel, now retired, was a psychologist and teacher. During her career she has published three books and many journal articles. An avid supporter of Opera San José, her book on Irene Dalis was a labor of love and admiration for this remarkable artist.


3200 California Street (at Presidio)

San Francisco, CA 94118



May 7, 2016
8:00 am

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