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Opera Carolina campaign nears end

June 25, 2010

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Opera Carolina campaign nears end

Opera Carolina’s annual Fund for Excellence drive concludes Wednesday, June 30, and “we are close to our goal of $100,000,” James Meena, general director and principal conductor, said in a recent news release.

Charlotte is one of a few U.S. cities that can claim to be home to a premiere professional opera company, Meena said. In the past year, Opera Carolina produced acclaimed productions like “La Bohème” and “Otello.” Plus, the company maintains its commitment to contribute to arts education, “even in the face of severe budget cuts to our school system.”

Opera Carolina and Charlotte also have an international connection through WDAV-89.9 FM, the classical-music radio station based at Davidson College. WDAV now produces the World of Opera for National Public Radio, “joining the world’s finest opera houses such as La Scala and Covent Garden,” Meena wrote in an e-mail.

Supporters can make donations online at www.operacarolina.org/support/donate/ or call Laurel Hoes at 704-332-7177, ext. 217.

The Charlotte Weekly

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