Opera Colorado is a vital member of Denver’s cultural community and along with the region’s other leading arts institutions, we help make the city a vibrant place to live, work and thrive. For 30 years we have presented exciting productions in downtown Denver and we have served the Rocky Mountain Region with education and community programs that engage young minds and inspire new generations of opera and arts lovers.
Opera Colorado has a long history of careful fiscal stewardship. However, as we approached the end of fiscal year 2012 we found ourselves facing a serious shortfall in year-end fundraising, leaving us with an untenable deficit. We have thoroughly evaluated our financial situation and have already made serious changes to our operations to stabilize the company financially, ensuring that we continue to serve our community. These cost cutting measures significantly help our position, but do not fully address the challenge we face now and in the future.
Therefore, we are embarking upon a $1.2 million STORIES THAT SING fundraising campaign focused on fully funding our 2013 productions of Romeo and Juliet and Don Giovanni and helping us to reorganize the company for a healthier financial future. Our Board of Directors is leading the way with a 1 for 1 challenge grant of $350,000.00. Fiscally strong and artistically vibrant opera, symphony, ballet and dance companies are hallmarks of great cities – and we live in a great city! Arts institutions like Opera Colorado are not a luxury, they are a necessity and a catalyst to some of our most life affirming moments.
I hope you will join our Board of Directors and other patrons in supporting our STORIES THAT SING campaign. Raising $1.2 million is critical to our future success, so act now – be the voice of Opera Colorado and let your voice sing!
Make an online contribution to the STORIES THAT SING CAMPAIGN or call Meghan in our Development Office at 303.778.7086 to donate by phone.
Contributions may also be mailed to Opera Colorado, 695 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 20, Denver, CO 80246. Please make checks payable to Opera Colorado.