Sponsors of The Campaign for Artistic Excellence help ensure the highest caliber productions and performances at Kentucky Opera each year. Kentucky Opera’s standard is to raise the bar of artistic quality a bit more for every production created at the Brown Theatre. Countless hours are spent searching for the best and brightest in opera today to present the highest quality performance possible every time  the curtain rises.  Because just “maintaining” is never enough for an organization with as rich an artistic heritage as Kentucky Opera’s, we want to compete for the top artists. We must reach for the highest standard of quality possible. And if we want to enhance our reputation and build our audience, we must create additional funding opportunities to reach our artistic goals.

The Campaign for Artistic Excellence helps Kentucky Opera bring quality artists to Kentucky each year, including performers, conductors, and other key technical artists.  When a donor signs on to be an Artistic Excellence sponsor in a given season, his/her gift is dedicated to sponsor an individual role or artist in one of Kentucky Opera’s productions.

But that is not all!  As Campaign for Artistic Excellence sponsors, donors have unique opportunities to spend time individually with the artists they sponsor and, in many cases, form special relationships with their sponsored artists through invitations and visits during the artist’s stay in Louisville.  In some cases, lasting friendships have been created.

To learn more about joining the Campaign for Artistic Excellence, either by sponsoring an individual artist or with a general donation, please contact Frances Skolnick, Kentucky Opera’s director of development, at 502.561.7939.


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