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Opera for All!
Longwood Opera

Help us launch our 18th Season!

Dear Friends of Longwood Opera,

We hope you enjoyed Longwood Opera's 17th consecutive season just as much as we did preparing it and presenting it to you.

As you know, staging opera is a complex and expensive endeavor. It costs over $75 per performer just to rent costumes for six performances. To print the programs for you to read costs $500. Longwood Opera is a unique company in that we constantly strive to improve the quality of our productions, while we continue to make our presentations affordable and accessible - "Opera for All!"

To help us launch a successful 18th season, we are making an appeal for your financial support. This spring we hope to present "A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein." Then we will continue with our popular summer concerts. We hope to return in the fall of 2004 with Puccini's La Boheme, fully costumed, staged and in English. In today's soft economic
climate which affects all facets of the performing arts, this is a difficult undertaking without added financial assistance. We can use your dollars now more than ever.

Please take a few moments to send us your tax deductible (end of the year) contribution using the attached (PDF format) contribution form. Angels and Benefactors will receive free summer season passes!

Does your company have a matching grant program? If so, please consider making Longwood Opera a recipient and increase the value of your donation. We are very fortunate to have existing matching grants from IBM, Verizon, Home Depot and John Hancock. If you are an employee with any of these companies, please send us the matching contribution form available from your Human Resources department and we will take care of the rest.

We need your help and we know you will enjoy seeing your donations at work!

J. Scott Brumit
General Director

Visit our Helping Longwood page for more ideas.

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Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

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Last updated on April 4, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll  (