The Elizabeth Roddey Dowd Opera Center
1600 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204
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When society is challenged, the importance of the arts is at its highest. Music and art uplift us even as we struggle to overcome adversity. As we support the efforts of the healthcare system, it is important to remind our community that even before the COVID-19 emergency, the arts community was facing extreme challenges.
From the unsuccessful sales tax initiative to the anticipated 50% cut in ASC support for next season, the responsibility of ensuring the future of Opera Carolina rests firmly in the hands of those who share our vision for a dynamic professional opera company that truly enriches the quality of life in greater Charlotte.
How can you help?
Annual support from individuals is the lifeblood of our company, and we need your support for the Annual Fund now more than ever. We are determined to look ahead and exercise our creativity to serve the community in new and creative ways, and ask you to join us as a donor.
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Dear Friends of Opera Carolina
As the nation and our community cautiously move to re-open the economy, we want to provide a brief update on Opera Carolina’s response to the COVID-19 health emergency.
There are two important areas of concern for the Opera: Audience Safety for performances and events, and The Safety of our Artists and musicians as we attempt to gather for rehearsals and performances.
Our team is in regular contact with our partners at the Performing Arts Center and the Charlotte Symphony as we gather new information from colleagues across the country. The Board of Directors of Opera Carolina has reviewed several contingencies that may be implemented as new information is received and we move through the summer. It is important, however, that whatever decisions we make are based on factual information and our overriding concern for safety.
In this rapidly changing climate, premature decisions may not be in the best interest of our constituents, or the company. In this light, we ask you to be patient and to continue to support Opera Carolina as we do our best to serve the community with great Opera, Education and Community Programs.
We also want you to know that the Opera is managing very well during this health emergency. Our company will meet whatever new challenges are presented and we look forward to gathering together once again as an arts-loving community.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of the Opera team with questions or comments to this post, or any other matter regarding Opera Carolina.
– James Meena, Artistic Director
In order to comply with local, state and federal recommendations for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors regretfully announces the postponement of our April production of the new musical drama I DREAM. We ask current I DREAM ticket holders to click here for more information. Additionally, we have paused our subscription renewal process until April 15.
New subscriptions may still be purchased online. For subscription questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. The Opera Carolina team is currently managing company operations remotely. We are able to access voice messages and emails, so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and support as we move forward together.
704-332-7177 ext 100