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coópera, a company founded by young artists for young artists, will return to the mainstage after over a year with Bernstein's Candide.
coópera, a company founded by young artists for young artists, will return to the mainstage after over a year with Bernstein's Candide.
59 backers pledged $10,001 to help bring this project to life.

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Help us re-start our yearly full productions of opera, which showcase the best on-the-way-to-famous performers and offer a uniquely intimate experience for the audience. Our comeback piece of choice is the rarely-performed one-act chamber version of Bernstein's Candide, featuring its 13-piece orchestra. This highly-theatrical piece will be led by actor and director John Martello at the historic social/artist club, The Players on Gramercy Park. Fully-produced and -performed by young emerging artists and musicians, the project will employ over 20 singers, a fresh production team of 7, 13 orchestra members, and a conductor and director. Performances on September 23rd & 25th will be open to the public at a low cost: we believe in bringing opera to the people. 

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    A copy of the program, where your name will appear in the "Gratitude" section, and a full recording of one of the performances via MP3s.

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    A DVD of one of the performances, and a copy of the program, where your name will appear in the "Gratitude" section.

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    Your choice: Either a specially reserved ticket to one of our performances at The Players (tickets are usually general admission) and a chance to meet the cast and crew after the show, or a DVD of one of the performances and a program signed by the entire cast and crew.

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    Your choice: either a private voice lesson/coaching with one of coópera's leaders, or an acting lesson with Candide's director and cast member, John Martello. (Also, thanks in the program and a specially reserved ticket to one of our performances at The Players.)

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    Brunch or dinner with coópera's leaders at The Players. (Also, thanks in the program and a specially reserved ticket to one of our performances at The Players.)

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    An ensemble of coópera's young artists to perform at your party or event. (Also, thanks in the program and a specially reserved ticket to one of our performances at The Players.)

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