Spring 2019

Dear Friend of Opera Connecticut:

I wanted to take a moment of your time to thank you once again for your generous support for Opera Connecticut in the past, and ask for your support for 2019. First, I want to let you know about the terrific season we are planning for this year.

We are following up last fall's sellout performances of Puccini's La Boheme with another masterpiece of this beloved composer, Madama Butterfly. This will be another company premiere, and we are very excited to present this work to you. The performance dates are October 18 and 20, at the beautiful Hoffman Auditorium at the University of Saint Joseph.

This summer brings our 11th annual American Opera Idol competition on Tuesday, July 16 at the Pond House Cafe. Those of you who have come to this event know what fun it is! Many of our previous contestants are now having successful careers. This event allows you to see and hear them at the very beginning of their illustrious journeys. We hope you will join us. Space is always limited, so don't put off buying tickets (available on this website) for too long.

Our ongoing outreach programs, for both children and adults, featuring wonderfully talented students from The Hartt School, go on throughout the year. Please let us know if you are interested in an event for your school or organization.

Opera Connecticut presents live, fully staged productions without incurring debt -  it's all thanks to your ongoing support, through your contributions to our Annual Appeal, and through ticket sales. We are most appreciative of your support - we know we have no entitlement to your generosity, so you do us great honor by your gifts. without this kind of regular support, we could not put on our season. It's as simple as that.

You also have the opportunity to support Opera Connecticut in other ways - maybe you'd like to underwrite a particular role in Madama Butterfly, or fund a prize for an American Opera Idol contestant. Please let us know if a special sponsorship gift is of interest, and we'll be happy to discuss this with you.

Can we count on your gift to Opera Connecticut again this year?  Copy and print the form below and mail to Opera Connecticut, P. O. Box 370341, West Hartford, CT 06137. Or click the donate button below.

Sincerely,

Nick Merritt

President

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