El Paso Opera
Thank you for your interest in El Paso Opera! 2023-2024 marks our 30th Season of presenting quality opera content to El Paso, Texas and the surrounding bi-national and bilingual communities! This season includes a slate of events that we know El Paso appreciates and enjoys. Fundraisers like El Paso Giving Day help underwrite the costs of all our programming. Did you know that in addition to our ticketed performances we provide numerous FREE performances every season throughout the community? Last season we provided over 50 free performances for El Pasoan's to enjoy free of charge! In addition, we have expanded our Education program and have DOUBLED our Education programming this season! Providing so many free services requires outside financial support in the form of donations, grants and fundraisers. El Paso Giving Day is an important part of our annual fundraising campaign and we appreciate your support of our organization! Want to check out some videos of our programming? Check out our YouTube at youtube.com @elpasoopera!

Causes: Arts and Culture

This season includes: 1. Mozart by Moonlight-opera concert with El Paso Symphony Orchestra at McKelligon Canyon 2. Sunday in the Park with George-mainstage production in May 2024. Two performances of this beloved Stephen Sondheim musical will be presented at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. 3. Community Engagement program-FREE performances throughout the community so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful music and singers! 4. Education program-we have doubled our Education programming this year and will reach more than ever before.

Donations to El Paso Opera are vital to the continuation of our quality performances, our free community programs and our Education program. We are a very small organization with a large reach into the El Paso community. We contribute directly to El Pasoan’s quality of life! In addition, our shows contribute a large amount to the local economy by employing multiple artists, multiple crew members, and renting city venues. Our events help drive sales at surrounding restaurants, bars, parking garages and hotels.

We cannot do these things alone. Ticket sales typically only cover the cost of approximately 40% of a production’s expenses. Therefore, it is vital for donations and sponsorships to help us cover the remaining expenses as well as the expenses of our robust catalog of free programming.

Your commitment to support El Paso will help us continue to do all these things. By contributing to El Paso Opera, you will be directly affecting the quality of life for this community while helping us support the local economy. It’s the best of both worlds!

Thank you in advance for your consideration of support for El Paso Opera. We are determined to do our part to help our community heal from the emotional toll of the pandemic through the power of music and the arts. It is only through community support that El Paso Opera will continue to contribute to the quality of life of our wonderful city.

With gratitude, Arianne Marcee, Executive Director