Dear Patrons – The operas we were going to present for our 2020 / 2021 Season, Iolanthe by Gilbert & Sullivan, The Masked Ball by Verdi and Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck are all fabulous operas. We were so excited about presenting them and thought it was going to be one of our best seasons ever, but the intervention of the Coronavirus pandemic changed all that. We are now no longer certain which operas we will be able to present, when we will be able to present them or even where we will be able to present them. We are however, working hard to find a solution to this unprecedented dilemma and plan on either presenting a modified season with some of the originally planned operas or an altogether alternative season. But until we know more about our future and how the Coronavirus is going to affect our lives, we simply can’t announce anything definite. Remember though that in the meantime the “Ghost Light” is on and will stay on until we will return with something great as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Noel Koran, General Director, Tacoma Opera
Tacoma Opera relies on the gracious support of individuals like you who care about and support the Performing Arts, particularly in uncertain times like these when our whole society is affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Fun Quotes about Opera
“Opera happens because a large number of things amazingly fail to go wrong.” ~ Terry Pratchett (English Author) “No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.” ~ W. H. Auden (Anglo-American Poet) “The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral” ~ H.L. Mencken (American Journalist, Satirist and Critic) “I’d hate this to get out but I really like opera” ~ Ford Frick (American Sportswriter)