The Atlanta Opera Receives Major Grant

By David Salazar

The Lettie Pate Evans Foundation has awarded the Atlanta Opera an $850,000 grant which will aid the company in making investments to support its growth.

“We are grateful to the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation for supporting The Atlanta Opera,” said General and Artistic Director Tomer Zvulun. “This grant allows us to continue on a path of innovation and harness the momentum of our rapidly growing organization in order to present even more impactful operatic productions on local stages and beyond.”

Per a press release, “the Opera will use the grant for production, artistic, marketing, and administrative initiatives. This includes, amongst other considerations, investment in new pianos, development of new offices and practice space for the Atlanta Opera Studio (the company’s artist in-residence program), advanced projection and lighting equipment, construction of an expansion to the costume shop, and cloud-based administrative and marketing software.”

“We are deeply appreciative of the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation for their support,” said Cathy Adams, Chair of the Board at The Atlanta Opera. “This grant will make a meaningful impact across the company. Most importantly, this financial support will enable the furthering of our mission to enrich our community through the highest operatic and theatrical programming that expands and engages our audience, and stimulates critical conversations.”

The Foundation is also a part of the family of foundations that includes the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, which awarded the Atlanta Opera with a grant back in 2007.

The company’s next set of performances feature a run of Donizetti’s “The Daughter of the Regiment,” which kicks off in Feb. 24, 2018.