90% of $25,000 goal
Opera Arlington is an organization formed to educate, inspire, challenge, amaze, nurture, and empower artists and audiences by presenting quality opera performances that foster a more interculturally-conscious and compassionate community in Arlington and the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Meet our team!
By supporting the arts through Opera Arlington, you're helping more music come to life in our community, and empowering emerging musicians through paid performance opportunities. Opera Arlington is a community-driven organization that relies on your support. Join hands with us to ignite a passion for the arts and culturally enrich our community in Arlington and DFW. Make a gift today and become a part of the Opera Arlington family.
Your donation is tax deductible to the extent permitted by the law. Opera Arlington is a fiscally sponsored project of Spice Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Your gift will enable us to present opera productions, recitals, and concerts in 2022–23—helping us educate, inspire, challenge, amaze, nurture, and empower both artists and audiences in our city. Raised funds will cover production costs, artist fees, and operations to make this season possible. Here's what we have on the docket!
There are many ways you can become a part of our mission at Opera Arlington beyond financial support.
I want to take a moment and thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your support of Opera Arlington. I believe that live opera—story-telling in music and art—is a bold act of community and humanity; that art has the power to change attitudes and lives; that music can sing to the most secret places of our hearts; and that this work can help our community become a more beautiful and compassionate place. It is a privilege to celebrate works, new and old, that are an outpouring of the human spirit from cultures and languages across the world.
It is my hope that Opera Arlington will build and engage a thriving music community in Arlington, connecting us like never before. It is also my goal to become a place that fosters and celebrates emerging musicians, propelling them to sustainable and successful careers in an industry that too often treats singers as replaceable. Thank you for being a part of that vision. I will leave you with the beautiful words of an aria, "When I Sing," composed by Jamey Guzman to text by Ken Takata in 2021:
When I sing, I paint with time, a breath and flow, organic, alive,
When I sing, the past is near, the present dear,
A single note suspends in between silence and the rest.
When I sing, ancient countries reconvene,
Sing out through the page across time and space,
Quand je chante, cuando canto, when I sing.
When I sing... I cannot recall what I was before.
A golden moment of forgetting... before the world rushes in,
The moment of surrender,
As I’m held within the orchestral wave, the sundering,
A breath, a rest, a shuddering.
What man are you who could compare
To what I hear, to what I feel
When I sing?
With humble thanks,
Bree Nichols, D.M.A.
Founder & General Director