Monday, December 14, 2015

You rock, National Endowment for the Arts!

Seattle Opera presents Mary Stuart. Philip Newton photo
A big thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for supporting our upcoming production of Mary Stuart with a $30,000 Art Works grant! This gift will support a wide range of our education and community engagement activities surrounding this Donizetti opera (performances for Mary Stuart are Feb. 27-28; March 2, 5, 9, 11 and 12. 2016). Through these offerings, we hope to connect with people who may be new to opera, in addition to keeping our art form accessible to as many people as possible. The funding will support our partnership with Classical King FM 98.1, which will broadcast a preview of Mary Stuart on Feb. 27 (hosted by General Director Lang), and a broadcast of the live performance on March 5.

Mary Stuart tells the story of a fictional confrontation between Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.