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HILLHOUSE OPERA COMPANY
February 27, 2010

I had the opportunity to peform leading roles with HHOC on two occasions: singing Don Ottavio in "Don Giovanni" in October 2008 and singing a varied program of opera scenes on April of 2009. Both productions were extremely ambitious. Don Giovanni was produced with orchestra and was very well attended. The opera scenes program utilized a large group of local talent and pulled off a performance that was something to be proud of. The energy and industry of the founding members of this group is the kind of backbone that any organization would want. I believe that State Funding would be a logical next step in getting HHOC on the map and attracting the attention and support that it deserves.

The Great!

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

sofar that I was given very valuable performing opportunities. It was a pleasure to work with such wonderful colleagues.

Ways to make it better...

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

look for a permanent space that they can call home.

More feedback

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

the enthusiasm about opera.

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

extremely giving.

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

make an enormous contribution to the artistic landscape of the State of CT.

Ways to make it better...

more resources were available. Nonetheless, what they were able to accomplish with what they had was remarkable.

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

developing partnerships in the community. Joining forces with a resident orchestra, or forming one, would be a formidable accomplishment.

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

HHOC deserves enormous credit for what it has accomplished thus far. It just goes to show how powerful a positive attitude can be.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I performed for the company.