Opera Volunteers International Awards 
Capitol City Opera $2,000 Grant to Support Children's Educational Programming

Opera Volunteers International (OVI), a non-profit, volunteer-led service organization has awarded Capitol City Opera Company a $2,000 grant to help the organization add John Davies' Billy Goats Gruff to its children's education program repertoire starting with the 2016-17 academic year. 

Since 1992 one of Capitol City's core missions has been focused on introducing opera to school age children through programs they can relate to, while at the same time supporting core educational themes.

The Company's education program uses stories and music to present complex ideas such as self-esteem, teamwork and honesty to young people. 

Billy Goats Gruff is a story that uses music from operas by Mozart, Donizetti and Rossini to teach children how to deal with bullying, an issue that is important to the education environment. The 45-minute long opera calls for four cast members: two females, a soprano and an alto; and two males, a tenor and a baritone.

"To some degree OVI's grant is continued recognition of the commitment our founder and artistic director emeritus, Donna Angel, has made over the years to promoting and developing local artists. She then puts their talent to work to inspire and educate children in the art of opera and vocal expression through programs that champion positive life experiences and core educational themes," said Capitol City Opera Board President Sallie Van Houten.  

"This grant also helps us reinforce in our community the importance of Art in Schools programs which we have watched, with some dismay, being pushed aside in recent years due to, among other things, budget constraints," she added. 

"Even though Capitol City Opera is a ‘grass-roots’ volunteer organization, it is nice to know that an organization with the standing of Opera Volunteers International values the work we do and is willing to provide financial support to help us continue and enhance our education outreach to children," Van Houten said.   

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Planning your 2015 giving? Please consider Capitol City Opera! As a 501(c)3 organization, your donation is fully tax deductible and can support our ongoing efforts to bring opera programs to enthusiasts, potential artists and patrons of all ages! Your donation will be acknowledged with a receipt letter for tax purposes. You can donate online via our Pay Pal account, by telephone or by sending us a check at the address below. We appreciate your support!
Mailing Address:
Capitol City Opera Company, Inc.
1266 West Paces Ferry Road  NW #451
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306

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Whether it's through our monthly Dinner and a Diva series, our educational programs, or one of our stage productions, we make opera accessible to all sorts of audiences. Join us for an event soon. You'll be glad you did!
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Special thanks to our partner Oglethorpe University.
Please also visit our Season Sponsors page to see a list of generous individuals and families that support Capitol City Opera.
Dinner and a Diva

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Charles Gounod's 
Romeo and Juliet

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Zola Italian Bistro

February 23

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Capitol City Opera 

Has 25+ Year Record 

of Introducing Opera 

to Young People 

For more than 25 years, 

CCOC has been introducing opera to school students throughout the Southeast. 


This year's family-friendly productions include: 

A Seussome Twosome and

Hansel and Gretel.

Each show addresses different life and social skills, 

presenting complex ideas 

such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - even scientific theory - in a fresh, new way. 


Contact Education Coordinator Courtney Loner at cloner@ccityopera.org 

for more information or to book one of these programs.  

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