Toledo Opera’s Community Programs Resonating in Ohio

Published Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Upcoming community programs receive Ohio Humanities grant support; Senator Sherrod Brown celebrates “creativity and generosity” of Opera Outdoors

Through in-person and virtual performances, Toledo Opera has been bringing world-class opera to communities throughout the Toledo area this fall. Now, the Opera’s community engagement initiatives are also drawing recognition from across the state:

  • Last week, Ohio Humanities awarded Toledo Opera a grant for programming around an upcoming production of Blue, Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson’s award-winning opera examining race and policing through the lens of one Black family’s story. The grant will support the development and planning of community-engagement events.
  • A few days prior, Senator Sherrod Brown commended the Opera on the success of Opera Outdoors, describing the program as a “remarkable act of creativity and generosity.” Read Senator Brown’s full letter here.

“At Toledo Opera, we’re committed to providing Toledo-area communities with relevant, accessible, and engaging opera experiences,” said Suzanne Rorick, the Opera’s Executive Director.  “It’s a real honor that Ohio Humanities and Senator Brown each independently recognized that commitment.”

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