Mtzo Martinez Opera, Inc.

Rating: 4.5 stars   18 reviews


1211 Grandview Ave Martinez CA 94553 USA


The vision of the opera company is to establish a center where children, teens and adults can experience and be part of a classical arts organization dedicated to education and appreciation of the fine art of Opera and classical music. Martinez Opera Contra Costa is dedicated to providing the community with numerous programs that engage all socioeconomic levels , age groups, and ethnticities.  Martinez Opera Contra Costa is committed to the realization of the Contra Costa County Cultural Plan, prepared by the Arts and Culture commission of Contra Costa County, which emphisies the importance of arts education, outreach , advocacy and communication. Martinez Opera Contra Costa also recognizes the arts as an emerging potent force in the ecomomic life of cities and rural areas and embracess the restoration and revitalization of communities through the arts, by bringing about a cultural renaissance in the County which will unite communities and create economic opportunity. It is important for non-profit arts organizations to take a role in the lives of youth. The concept of getting ?children off the streets? is a reality and shared by law enforcement officials, California Lawyers for the Arts, Arts and Culture Commission of Contra Costa County and Martinez Opera Contra Costa. Preventing delinquency is a real problem when youth have no outlets. This problem can be addressed with in a positive, progressive and enriching environment. Martinez Opera Contra Costa believes that our program Pro-Production can impact students by exposing them to a theatrical experience from the ground up thus acting as a mentor and cultivator of positive interaction rather than the latter, negative behavior. Teach a child to paint or write poetry and it could help cut down on childhood delinquency and catch ?at risk? youth before their behavior turns into a public problem.  ?California Arts and Healthy Communities? a symposium of art advocates. Lawyers and law enforcement officials concluded that organizations with the capacity to help ?at risk youth? should increase their programs. Martinez Opera Contra Costa aims to build with this alliance already in motion for involving youth in arts. ?It has been shown that the arts reduce crimes and recidivism, if you can get involved in those activities, any kid, no matter what socioeconomic strata, will benefit. The more positives you can put in front of them, the more they will not be involved in anti-social behavior.? Alma Robinson California Lawyers for the Arts.

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Northern California

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Fell In love with Opera, by listing to rehersals of MTZO across the street, from our home in Martinez. We now enjoy all kinds of Opera and are big supporters of MTZO. Highly recommend attending one of MTZO performances ond/or benefits!

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

Pride in community involvement

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

Give it more $, than I personally have

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

Getting to know opera singers through home stays

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

Fun to be around

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

BLOSSOM! As the company has a great reputation for world class singers

Ways to make it better...

I had joined earlier

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

Funding and City support

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

Attend the MTZO OPERA!

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About every month

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