In the last decade, more than half the performing arts organizations in the US have severely curtailed activities, or have closed their doors completely. We have watched as great companies such as the Metropolitan Opera, once known for the lavishness of their productions, now embrace minimalistic scenery and sub-standard direction. We have seen other great companies like the New York City Opera go from a powerhouse repertory company to a homeless wandering troupe and, sadly, finally closing its doors in bankruptcy.
But, You Can Help Fight Back...
A great number of people volunteer much of their time and talents so that the Hudson Opera Theatre can continue to function. Over the 35+ years of our existence, we have learned to operate very well on a shoestring. And, yes, while we would be vastly appreciative of a pecuniary donation (small or large), what we really need are patrons in the seats.
So, this season, if you’re planning a trip to the opera by yourself, just bring a friend. If you’re coming with a significant other, bring another couple. If you’re bringing your grandchild, get your friend to bring her grandchild, too. If everyone who comes to the opera brings someone who wouldn’t have come otherwise, we can defy the odds and actually run “in the black”!
What does this mean for you?
More and better shows; sharing the experience with a friend; introducing this magnificent art form to a new audience; knowing that, in some small way, you have made a major contribution to keeping the arts alive for one more generation!...