The decision to cancel the March 13 and 15 performances Porgy and Bess was a difficult one. It was the right thing to do for the health and safety of our community, but we were devastated that we weren’t able to deliver all of our stellar performances to you, our audience.
We are proud that The Atlanta Opera paid the cast, chorus, crew and orchestra responsible for preparing and performing Porgy and Bess in full for the entire run. All told, some 300 people worked on stage, in the orchestra pit or behind the scenes to deliver the production.
Thanks to several generous Atlanta Opera donors, over $150,000 was raised to match every dollar contributed by donated tickets.
Thank you for making this important initiative an overwhelming success at such a critical moment. We expect will continue to face challenges over the next several months, but today we want to take a moment and express our gratitude to each of you who stepped up to support The Atlanta Opera in this meaningful way.
Thank you to these donors –
David Charles Abell
Cathy & Mark Adams
Elizabeth & Jeremy Adler
Julia & Jim Balloun
Bryan & Johanna Barnes
Laura & Cosmo Boyd
Harold Brody & Donald Smith
Ms. Janine Brown & Mr. Alex J. Simmons, Jr.
Mr. Frank Butterfield
Mr. Mario Concha
Triska Drake & G. Kimbrough Taylor
Dr. Francine Dykes & Mr. Richard Delay
Mr. Dieter Elsner
Mr. Arthur Fagen
Dr. & Mrs. Donald J. Filip
Ms. Rebecca Y. Frazer & Mr. Jon Buttrey
Kevin Greiner & Robyn Roberts
James C. Goodwyne & Christopher S. Connelly
Dr. Thomas N. Guffin, Jr.
John L. Hammaker
Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Hantula
Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Hardin
Mr. John Haupert & Mr. Bryan Brooks
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Hills
Eda L. Hochglerent MD & Bruce A. Cassidy, MD
Mr. L. D. Holland
James E. Honkisz & Catherine A. Binns
Douglas Hooker & Patrise Perkins Hooker