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This year, COT proudly reflects with you upon the tradition of groundbreaking opera and cultural enrichment we have built over the last four decades. Through the generous support of donors like you COT has already accomplished so much - with your continued generosity, we can accomplish even more:
We can touch the lives of hundreds more Chicago Public School children who, if not for our celebrated Opera for All and COT for Teens education programs. In 2013, our education and outreach team taught more than 400 CPS students about opera and its history, gave singing lessons, and helped the students write, choreograph, build, and perform their own operas.
“This program has changed student lives in untold ways…it definitely changed my students!”-Clinton Elementary 3rd grade teacher
We can add to our already-staggering 61 Chicago premieres and continue bringing this city new opera experiences that cannot be seen anywhere else. COT has become the only place to go to find the kind of rare and groundbreaking experiences that continue to elevate and expand what an opera can be.
“It’s the first time I’ve ever experienced opera like that…incredibly well done.”-Comment from patron following the Spring 2014 Double Bill
We can offer even more professional opportunity and growth for the incredible wealth of young operatic talent right here in Chicago through our Young Artists Program, which since 1999 has already provided nearly 200 young singers a critical platform for continued success.
“I have gained experiences that will shape my artistry for years to come and my future in the business is being impacted for the better…I feel very lucky to be a part of this company” -COT Young Artist