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Corporate Partnership

Arbor Opera Theater is delighted to announce the INAUGURAL JAMES K.BERG AWARD GALA at the Michigan League Ballroom, Friday May 20, 7 p.m.

In memory of Arbor Opera Theater’s first artistic director, AOT is pleased to announce the creation of the James K. Berg award for outstanding contributions to the vocal arts. Our 2016 recipients, grammy-winning composer William Bolcom and mezzo soprano Joan Morris, will receive their award at a black tie dinner featuring a staged tribute of the works associated with Bolcom and Morris. Arbor Opera Theater was founded in 1999, and fosters the talents of operatic artists through professional performing experience and world-class training while cultivating a diverse audience through engaging programming and educational outreach. Please consider making a gift to support AOT’s continuing efforts, which contribute to the Ann Arbor area’s thriving artistic cultural scene.

HOW YOUR GIFT WILL BE UTILIZED

You will be a sponsor of the May 20th black tie gala. The dinner will take place from 7-10 p.m. on May 20 in the ballroom of the Michigan League and is expected to have 250-300 supporters in attendance.

You will also sponsor the 2017 season for AOT:

  • Working with the Bolcoms, AOT will produce the first performance of a Bolcom opera in Ann Arbor
  • In partnership with the National Network of Depression Centers, AOT will be presenting a national tour of Shawn McDonald’s English adaptation of the Verdi masterpiece, La Traviata, to address the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. This ground-breaking work has been widely acclaimed and received national recognition through a syndicated documentary created for Detroit Performs.
  • In September 2017, a production of Puccini’s masterpiece, Tosca will be presented at the Power Center
  • Performances of scenes from Tosca in the local schools to encourage student and parent attendance
  • Continuing education and support of young singers with our Emerging Artists Workshops

We are happy to acknowledge Zingerman's and Affordable Flowers of Birmingham among our first supporters of the James K Berg Award Gala.
We would like to include your name as sponsors. Your support as a sponsor of Arbor Opera Theater will ensure that we will be able to continue our mission.
All donations at $500 and above will receive recognition in all Season 2017 programs.

Please feel free to contact our development director, Jacqueline Csurgai-Schmitt with any questions you may have at: JacquelineCsurgaiSchmitt@gmail.com or by calling me at: 313-561-8828 to discuss your contribution.

$250 – 2 tickets to the Gala Dinner & Performance

$500 – 2 tickets plus a 1/2 page ad in the Tribute Book and listing as a sponsor on the menu card
OR Full page ad in the Tribute Book and listing as a sponsor on the menu card

$750 - 4 tickets plus a 1/2 page ad in the Tribute Book and listing as a sponsor on the menu card
OR 2 tickets plus a full page ad in the Tribute Book and a listing as a sponsor on the menu card

$1000 - 4 tickets plus a full page ad in the Tribute Book and listing as a sponsor on the menu card

You may purchase your sponsorship package by mailing a check to Arbor Opera Theater at PO Box 8055, Ann Arbor, MI 48107 or through Paypal below.

NOTE: Regardless of how payment is made, if you are picking a package that includes tickets to the gala, you need to e-mail your entrée selection to arboropera@gmail.com. [Entrée choices are (1) filet mignon (2)parmesan encrusted whitefish (3) portobello mushroom pasta]

Sponsorship Levels Email address to confirm entree choice

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