Keep History Alive by Supporting Tulsa Opera
“The arts are really in Tulsa’s DNA,” says Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum, in a video interview celebrating Tulsa Opera’s 70th anniversary. “It is what differentiates us from other cities in the region.
Catering to a diverse group of opera lovers that’s evolved over the past 70 years from wildcatters in muddy boots and ranchers in jeans to suit-wearing business leaders and the everyday worker, Tulsa Opera stands out as the city’s oldest performing arts organization and the nation’s 12th oldest opera company.
“To see that it’s survived this long, and is thriving, is a beautiful thing,” says Denario Lewis, a member of Tulsa Opera’s High Note Club for young professionals. “To know that it’ll survive as a legacy, to be a cornerstone of our community is something to hope for.”
Since taking the reins of the opera company in 2016, General Director Greg Weber and Artistic Director Tobias Picker have focused on establishing Tulsa and Tulsa Opera as a cutting-edge arts mecca, presenting some of the best voices in the world. Opera News Magazine praised their efforts, calling Tulsa Opera “one of America’s Top 10 favorite regional opera organizations.”
The excellence showcased by Tulsa Opera is summed up nicely by Scott Filstrup, a Tulsa Opera Legacy Supporter: “Opera hits all senses. You’ve got the dancing, you’ve got vocal, you’ve got the staging and the sets … its multimedia live at its best.”
To continue the Tulsa Opera legacy of providing access to arts, music education and culture in our community, we need your help! While we continue to build awareness and improve ticket sales, community and donor support are critically needed. As 2017 winds to a close, please consider a donation to Tulsa Opera today!
Sold-out Home for the Holidays Enchants All
“This is our favorite event of the year.”
“It was the perfect night!”
“Sarah and Lyndon were adorable in their duet.”
Wow! Home for the Holidays, the fourth annual Sarah Coburn dinner hosted by Tulsa Opera, sold out for the first time ever. Thank you so much!
Tulsa’s own silvery-voiced nightingale Sarah Coburn, accompanied by Tulsa Opera’s talented Lyndon Meyer on the piano, serenaded 100+ dinner guests with inspirational holiday classics as well as musical favorites from Mozart, Gounod, Handel, and more.
Scott and Margee Filstrup, Tulsa Opera Legacy Supporters, took special notice. “Sarah, of course, was marvelous. Lyndon was terrific. The room was festive, and the flowers were gorgeous. The dinner was delicious, especially the salmon. All your hard work really paid off. The “Holidays with Sarah Coburn” was a great success.”
Always a true delight for any opera fan, Coburn returns the love. “Tulsa Opera is the gem of Oklahoma,” she says. We couldn’t agree more, and this community is pretty awesome, too!
Ready to Party?
We think 70 years is worth celebrating, don’t you?
Purchase a table sponsorship for The 70th Anniversary Gala on Feb. 17, an incredible evening including dinner, tickets to The Stars Align performance, and the first-ever After Party on stage at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.
Come break bread at a Gala Dinner with opera star Susan Graham, soprano Sarah Coburn, and tenors Aaron Blake and David Portillio from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the prestigious Westby Pavilion.
After dinner, enjoy The Stars Align performance at 8 p.m. in the Chapman Music Hall with our opera stars performing recognizable songs from opera, jazz, and musical theatre, as well as contemporary favorites from classic composers and songwriters.
End the evening after the show for our first ever on-stage After Party at the PAC with the stars from the show, a live band, hors-d’oeuvres, drinks, and dancing.
Sponsorships including the gala dinner, The Stars Align tickets, and the After Party are available in limited quantity. Contact Development Director Richard Koenig via email or by phone at 918-582-4035, extension 111.
Hope to see you there!