June 10, 2022


Dear Tacoma Opera patrons and friends,

On May 31st we announced Noel Koran, after a decade of service, was retiring from Tacoma Opera. Under Noel’s direction Tacoma Opera produced excellent “Up Close & Personal” productions and was a springboard for young artists. You might wonder what now? The Board of Directors has formed an Advisory Committee to assist in our search for a new General Director. We are looking for an individual who can build on our excellence, introduce new audiences to Tacoma Opera and be innovative in a post pandemic environment. We welcome your input and will keep you abreast of developments.

Let me give you a quick preview of our exciting new season. In the fall we will have a delightful opera lovers surprise, the details of which I will soon share. In the winter we will collaborate with Tacoma City Ballet to present Carmina Burana and in the spring, we are very honored to present the premier of “The Tacoma Method” an important and timely new work by local professor Greg Youtz.

The Tacoma Opera Board is committed to maintaining the quality of productions we all expect while, at the same time, navigating a changed post-pandemic environment for the arts with financial challenges we never dreamed of. And that is where you, our faithful patrons and friends come in. Your help is critical to keep Tacoma Opera thriving through this exciting period of transition. Only with your support can we create an Opera that remains up close and personal while enhancing its role in the local education and arts communities. Together, we can make Tacoma Opera stronger and more inspiring than ever before. Please give generously toward this effort.

Teresa Gutierrez
Tacoma Opera Board

Other Ways to Support Tacoma Opera

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Annual Appeal

Tax-deductible Annual Appeal contributions support our productions. They also support our Young Artists Program and our Education Programs, including Student Night at the Opera, which sees our theaters packed with middle school and high school students enjoying their annual opera performance.

There are many ways you can give:

  • Through a one-time annual donation
  • Monthly: your gift can be broken down into monthly installments which we can charge directly to your credit card, making it possible for you to have a large impact on the Opera without having a large impact on your monthly finances.
  • Multi-year pledge: making a multi-year commitment to Tacoma Opera helps us plan future seasons, knowing we can count on your support. And you will only hear from us once a year, to remind you of your annual pledge.

Corporate Sponsorships

Our corporate partners help us enhance the community in which we all live, while at the same time receiving various levels of recognition, including the chance to entertain clients or reward employees at our performances.

Planned Giving

Would you like to make sure that Tacoma Opera continues for generations to come? Please consider including us in your estate plans, whether through a direct bequest or some other means. Contact us to discuss the various options available. If you have already included Tacoma Opera in your estate plans, please let us know, so we can be sure to acknowledge your generosity.