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Friday, September 26, 2008

Opera Atelier posts surplus for 2007-08 season


Opera Atelier posts surplus, celebrates an outstanding year

Toronto, ON (September 26, 2008) ĶJane Hargraft, general manager for Opera Atelier, reported the company closed its 2007/08 season with a $64,000 surplus posted on an annual operating budget of $2.4 million. Ms. Hargraft attributed the successful year-end results in particular to record-breaking ticket sales for Idomeneo and a significant increase in development revenue (+ 28 %).

We continue to build on the momentum generated last season, said Ms. Hargraft. Our subscription revenues are 14% ahead of last year and we are forging exciting new partnerships with donors and sponsors.

Opera Atelier launches its 2008/09 season with a new production of Mozarts The Abduction from the Seraglio (November 8 15, 2008) followed by The Coronation of Poppea (April 25 - May 2, 2009) at the Elgin Theatre. The company is pleased to announce that male soprano Michael Maniaci has been cast in the role of Nero and Canadian mezzo-soprano Kimberly Barber will make her Opera Atelier debut in the role of Ottavia.

Subscriptions for Opera Ateliers 2008/09 season are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 416-703-3767 ext. 24. Single tickets range from $30-$135 and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 416.872.5555 or at www.ticketmaster.ca . For more information visit www.operaatelier.com .

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