During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, Opera Carolina remains committed to serving the Greater Charlotte community to the best of our ability. A top priority for our company is the safety of our patrons, performing artists, and staff.
As such, we have been carefully monitoring federal, state and local guidelines regarding public gatherings as well as health and safety recommendations. In response, the Board of Directors has approved postponing the 2020 Opera Carolina Benefit Golf Tournament at Longview Country Club until October 26 2020.
We are incredibly grateful for your sponsorship commitment, which will be honored for the new date, and hope you will be able to join us on July 20th. Over the next few weeks, Phil Volponi will be in touch to confirm if this is possible for you. Should it be necessary to alter our plans for July, we will update you later in the spring.
In the meantime and on behalf of the entire company, thank you for your flexibility and understanding as we continue to navigate the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19. With your support, we are hopeful that we will get through these extraordinary times together.
Arlene Ferebee, Board Chair
Presented by Hearst Corporation
The Opera Carolina 2020 Benefit Golf Tournament brings together two organizations of excellence: Opera Carolina and The Club at Longview. We invite you to experience a challenging and enjoyable day of golf and client development, while supporting the leading opera company in the region. Join us October, 26 2020 for an exceptional day on the course for a great cause.
Meeting the highest standards in golf course design, Longview proudly boasts a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course design. It is the only gated residential golf course in the Charlotte region to earn a place in Golf Digest’s prestigious “Best in State” rankings, where it has been a fixture among North Carolina’s top 20 golf courses ever since its 2003 opening. As part of the Tournament experience, all participants receive a Titleist Premium Gift Package of their choice. Gifts in past years have included Titleist shoes, clubs, and golf bags.
Returning for 2020 is the Opera Carolina Cup. As part of the Tournament, area country club teams will compete for the Cup. In 2015 five country clubs
participated, with Myers Park Country Club claiming the Cup in its first year. In 2019 the competition expanded to nine clubs, with Northstone CC winning.
Net proceeds from this event benefit Opera Carolina, the largest and oldest professional opera company in the region. Serving more than 70,000 people each year, Opera Carolina is a Charlotte-based, not-for-profit corporation that serves an average of 22 counties
in North Carolina, South Carolina and Northern Georgia.
Acclaimed by the public and critics alike for its main stage productions of traditional and contemporary operas, Opera Carolina is also a leading exponent in the field of Arts Education. With four flagship programs, Opera Xpress, Student Night at the Opera, The Opera Carolina Academy, and Minds on Music the company reaches an average of 42,000 students each year, often providing them with their first experience of live performance.
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Acclaimed by the public and critics alike for its main stage productions of traditional and contemporary operas, Opera Carolina is also a leading exponent in the field of Arts Education. With three flagship education programs, Opera Xpress, First Night at the Opera and The Opera Carolina Academy, the company reaches an average of 42,000 students each year, often providing them with their first experience of live performance. Proceeds from this golf tournament will benefit our education programs, main stage productions and other Opera Carolina initiatives.