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El Paso Opera Launches its 20 for 20 campaign and its benchmark 20th year!

20 GLORIOUS YEARS! El Paso Opera launches into its benchmark 20th Year Celebration with the “20 for 20 Campaign,” a fundraiser designed to bring awareness to the long standing growth of the Opera and the arts in the El Paso community. Raising awareness to keep the arts thriving in our region is ongoing and necessary to gain the financial support to continue offering and growing the benefits of education and employment as well as artistic and cultural diversity.

The El Paso Opera serves and benefits over 20,000 individuals through performances, educational outreach programs, and employment opportunities. Productions create an average of 200-300 jobs per season and employ over 300 local artists. Outreach includes the Childrens’ Opera Workshop and local schools. More than 1000 students attended last season’s Barber of Seville Youth Night for a delightful introduction to the classical works of Rossini.

The 20th Anniversary Gala opens the 2013-2014 season in September with a celebratory splash, featuring the finest international and national opera performers as well as talented local artists. Spring 2014 brings the grand opera staging of Puccini’s classic five-hankie, La Bohème.

The best is yet to come!  Letters are in the mail asking for support representing this benchmark …$20 or $200…or more… fuel to embark upon another 20 years of operatic jewels in our desert community.

Watch for more announcements!  Celebrate with us!

Lynn A. Provenzano

Director, Operations and Marketing

El Paso Opera

310 N. Mesa Suite 601

El Paso, TX 79901

Opera Office 915-581-5534

www.epopera.org

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