Capitol City Opera to Participate in Nov. 13 'Georgia Gives Day'
Capitol City Opera Company (CCOC) will join more than 1,700 Georgia nonprofit organizations that will be participating in Georgia Gives Day on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Georgians will be asked to visit www.GAgivesday.org on that day and donate to the nonprofits that mean the most to them.
Organizers at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) hope to draw more than 10,000 individual donations on the 13th in a "flash mob day of giving" by asking Georgians to "click if you care."
To make a donation to CCOC through the Georgia Gives Day program visit https://gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/ccityopera.
For GCN President and CEO Karen Beavor, the day is all about bringing attention to the work and worth of nonprofits that touch so many lives every day, including art museums and community theatres, sports leagues and after-school programs, parks, animal shelters, hospitals and hospices.
Although Georgia Gives Day is a one day event, the Georgia Gives website is open for donations all year round so CCOC may continue to fund raise before and after the official 24-hour Georgia Gives Day.
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Colton Reelected to Lead Capitol City Opera for the Coming Year
Cory Colton was reelected to a second one-year term as president of the CCOC Board of Directors at the Board's September 2014 annual meeting to elect officers for the upcoming 2015 year.
At that same Sept. 20 meeting, co-vice presidents Sallie Van Houten and Derrick Hinmon agreed to serve second terms in the same roles, as did Treasurer Joey Yates.
Maria Hinmon stepped down as Secretary, and was replaced by Katherine Versteegh, who was elected to both the Board and the Secretary position at the annual meeting.
Mrs. Hinmon will continue to serve as a member of the Board as will Donna Angel (founder and artistic director emeritus), Pamela Dillard, Heather Dittus, Hilie King, Thomas King, Michael Nutter (who also is the company's artistic director), Ben Pruett and Eric Stephens.
Capitol City's newest Board member is a native Floridian who moved to Atlanta in 1992. Currently Versteegh is a Director of Business Development for Medical Doctor Associates.
She says the arts play a key role in building and strengthening communities, and appreciates the importance of keeping opera vibrant and accessible to the community.
Versteegh joined Capitol City Opera in 1995 and has since portrayed such roles as: Musetta in La bohème, Micaela in Carmen, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Madeline in The Face on the Bar Room Floor, Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario, Marie Antoinette in The Ghosts of Versaille, Ann Putnam in The Crucible, Catherine Earnshaw in the Atlanta premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Wuthering Heights and Susannah in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah.
She majored in Performance while receiving her Degree in Music from the University of Central Florida.
Support Capitol City Opera
Planning your 2013 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!
Capitol City Opera Company, Inc.
1266 West Paces Ferry Road NW #451
Atlanta, GA 30327-2306
Bringing Opera to Audiences of All Ages
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!
Capitol City Opera thanks its public and corporate supporters.
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
presents "La bohème"
on Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 20.
Don't miss a truly magical evening featuring highlights of one of the world's most beautiful operas. Nov. 18 at Petite Auberge and Thursday, Nov. 20 at Zola Italian in Milton (NEW VENUE!)
Dinner and a Diva is a great way to learn about opera, interspersed with wonderful courses of food and wine.
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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.
Keeping true to its mission
of making opera accessible
to everyone, this season
the Company will present
three 45-minute shows.
This year's family friendly productions include:
A Seussome Twosome,
Hansel and Gretel, and
Sid the Serpent
Who Wanted to Sing.
Each show addresses different life and social skills,
presenting complex ideas
such as self-esteem, teamwork, honesty - - even scientific theory - - in a fresh, new and different way.
Contact education coordinator Courtney Loner via email at email@example.com
for more information or to book one of these three programs.
Dido and Aeneas
Cosi fan tutte
The Secret Agent