From Friday, October 24 to Sunday, November 2, you can engage your community, develop new audiences, and celebrate the diversity and excitement of opera.
- Promote scheduled performances
- Offer free public events
- Hold press conferences
- Issue season announcements
- Conduct social media campaigns
Post news of your activities and events on the Opera Volunteers Facebook page.
For more about Opera Week, click here to visit the Opera America’s National Opera Week page.
OPERA CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
What a great time we had in San Francisco – the Opera America and Opera Volunteers sessions, the great hotel, the operas (the amazing and historic San Francisco Opera and Opera Parallele) and the OVI, SFO Guild and OA personnel who made it all happen.
OVI’s Sheila McNeill did a splendid job coordinating with OA, and Susan Malott and Belinda Steyer put together the all-time most amazing silent auction and raffle. The auction and raffle put over $8000 in OVI coffers!!The lucky winner of the raffle is Margaret Genovese, partner in a cultural consulting firm in Toronto.
Friday evening’s diner in the opera house featured the recognition of this year’s volunteer awardees and grant recipients. Read about them all in the Grants and Awards section of this website. Photos of all OVI’s events are posted on our facebook page.
- OVI President Rhonda Sweeney and Opera America CEO Marc Scorca
Didn’t get to attend this year’s conference? See three Opera America sessions on YouTube, including the surprising opening session with Frederica von Stade and Jake Heggie (included below), “Achieving Civic Impact” with Alan Brown and “Re-imagining Impact: the User Experience” with planners and designers including James Buckhouse of Twitter.
San Diego Opera and Issues in the Field: Marc Scorca Defines the New Reality
The startling announcement in March that San Diego Opera planned to cease operations – and the ongoing effort to save the company – sparked an intense national debate about opera’s capacity to thrive in the 21st century.? [click to continue…]