Greensboro Opera Company

Rating: 5 stars   6 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Philanthropy

Location: 200 North Davie Street Box 17 Greensboro NC 27401 USA

Mission: Greensboro Opera Company is a community based, not-for-profit opera company that is dedicated to enriching its community with the tradition of grand opera by presenting fully staged professional opera productions of the highest artistic quality throughout the season to an appreciative an loyal audience; to improving Greensboro's cultural opportunities in order to create a more attractive community in which to foster business growth and development; to bring opera to under-served areas and populations of North Carolina through collaborative musical productions as well as other educational outreach events; to sustaining existing ties with community donors, both individual and institutional, while developing methods to attract and retain new donors; and to providing opportunities for local, talented, young emerging artists and technicians to participate in professional productions that further their artistic careers.

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

FANTASTIC local opera company bringing in national and local talent. The only thing holding this company back is a lack of funds and a need for more support from the community it enriches.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending an opera

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I first enjoyed Greensboro Opera last November when they presented a charming, beautilyy sung "La Traviata". A shortage of funds had necessitated cuts in spending. They wisley chose to focus foremost on quality singers and created a memorable evening. I am eagerly awaiting their next production. Surely this organization is worthy of full support as an important part of Greensboro's arts scene.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

an evening's delightful listening/seeing

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GIVE IT MORE MONEY

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

it was well sung and directed

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

n.a.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

produce many more well cast, staged operas

Ways to make it better...

under the current financial constraints, I can't see any!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

THE MEED FOR MORE MONEY

One thing I'd also say is that...

Greensboro Opera is + + +!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I had previously attended touring opera productions of questionable quality, so I didn't know what to expect from the new Greensboro Opera. However, from the first downbeat of 'La Traviata', starring the as yet not well known June Anderson, I was hooked. Productions have exceeded increasing expectations, and the 'Opera at the Carolina' (theater) program, for 5th grade students, has been making opera fun for many years. The new defunct summer opera camp for middle school age children was also very successful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

having the opportunity to meet so many interesting people, from conductors and stage directors to make up personnel, from singers to supers. The company's volunteers have been remarkable people, dedicated to bringing this incredible art form to Greensboro

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Greensboro Opera is a gem! In addition to staging quality performances of famous operas for local audiences they also are engaged in reaching out to our school children - many of whom would never otherwise have the opportunity to see live theater - to provide a view of all the exciting aspects of opera. I've seen the looks on the faces of those youngsters as they are drawn into the story being presented. It's a whole new wonderland for so many of them. In both education and entertainment we can count on Greensboro Opera for a fun adventure!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the faces of children attending their first opera.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

grant them additional funds so they could expand what they do and open the world of opera to more people.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dedicated, motivated, talented people who participate in the various facets of opera.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful giving, caring, talented, motivated people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

bring a broader exposure to this beautiful art form that is still not always so easily accessible to many.

Ways to make it better...

we could have reached even more youngsters.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

raising funds to complete their full mission.

One thing I'd also say is that...

it's important, even in challenging economic times, to keep our arts programs healthy - for both children and adults. It's part of what makes the USA so great.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Greensboro Opera for over three years. They bring high quality opera productions to the Triad, they are heavily invested in outreach to the community, and, unlike some opera companies, they hire locally as well as internationally.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

outreach to the community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the high level of professionalism.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful and enthusiastic.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer more experiences in the arts to Triad schools.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The Greensboro Opera Company is a marvelous asset to the arts community of Greensboro. Wonderful to have such an organization and events for Greensboro and surrounding areas.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Performances.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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