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Opera Carolina Appoints Thorne to Chief Financial Officer

August 05, 2009

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Opera Carolina Appoints Thorne to Chief Financial Officer

Charlotte, N.C., (August 5, 2009) - Opera Carolina, the leading professional opera company in the region, recently appointed Vanessa Thorne, CPA as its chief financial officer.

Vanessa's zeal for the financial industry and her experience with not-for-profit organizations made her the perfect candidate for this position," said General Director James Meena. "We are thrilled to have her on board."

Having more thank 15 years of experience, Thorne most recently was a senior assurance and advisory services associate with Grant Thornton LLP. Her responsibilities included preparing and executing not-for-profit financial statements to ensure compliance with GAAP, GAAS, GAGAS, and OMB A-133 regulations.

Thorne received her degree in accounting from State University of New York at Old Westbury, and is licensed in North Carolina and New York.
About Opera Carolina
Founded in 1948 as the Charlotte Opera Association by a small group of volunteers, Opera Carolina today is the largest professional opera company in the Carolinas with an operating budget of over $3.5 million for the fiscal year 2009. The mission of Opera Carolina is to inspire the region's diverse community through the presentation of excellent Opera, Operetta, Music Theater, and Education & Outreach programs that elevate the quality of life in the Carolinas. Opera Carolina is a community resource with a commitment to artistic excellence and community service.

Opera Carolina is supported by the Arts & Science Council-Charlotte/Mecklenburg and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency funded by the state of North Carolina, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Opera Carolina is a member of OPERA America.