Opera in the Community
Enabling local communities to access and participate in the production and performance of opera
The Opera in the Community project is designed to make opera more accessible by engaging entire communities from the periphery in this spectacular art form. Together with Israeli Opera, members of the community participate in a year-long creative process, culminating in the production and performance of an opera.
Each community opera production involves some 200 local residents, from age 3 to age 80, as well as their family and friends. Israeli Opera also runs programs in the local schools. As a result, thousands of residents are exposed to, and are engaged by the community production.
For the thousands of people who participate in these productions, Opera in the Community is the moment they begin their magical journey into the world of opera. Over the years, special connections have been established with the opera participants in the community: many children and youth who participated in the project continue to develop their musical education, with some becoming professional musicians and opera performers in Israel and abroad.
The Tel Aviv Foundation is seeking a philanthropic investment in the Opera in the Community program in Tel Aviv-Yafo, targeting low socioeconomic neighborhoods in south Tel Aviv.
Requested donation (over three years): $276,000