2020-2021 Annual Appeal



Dear Friends of Sun Valley Opera,

Thank you for your support – as a Sponsor, Member of the Impresario Society, Donor, Event Attendee and Volunteer – YOU are the Heart of Sun Valley Opera!

All of us who are part of the Sun Valley Opera are appreciative of your past support as we work to thrive and grow through these trying times. As each of you who read this already know, the pandemic has changed the dynamic for all arts organizations, including ours.

Although our Summer Festival was very different than originally planned, we were able to offer an opportunity outdoors to enjoy two “Movies Al Fresco” – The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story on the lawn at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Then on September 26, we presented a “Garden Concert Al Fresco” starring Cayman Ilika, who wowed the maximum attendance crowd. All events complied with CDC and local guidelines.

For those of you who have supported Sun Valley Opera for nearly 20 years, we thank you for helping us to bring quality vocal artists from the Opera, Broadway and other stages around the world, to the Wood River Valley. Our signature remains a commitment to high quality musical events.

As we make plans to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, hopefully with a Gala and Concert in 2021, we are remembering all the special evenings we shared together. From the earliest events where a handful of guests gathered in homes to sit on hearths and lean on tables to hear amazing Opera Stars in an “up close and personal” way, to our elaborate Pavilion shows with talented Broadway Artists like Brian “Stokes” Mitchell and Sutton Foster, Sun Valley Opera would not have been possible without you.

We will keep you informed of any upcoming events, streaming programming and other items of interest throughout the coming winter.

Thank you in advance for your consideration, dedication and philanthropic commitment to Sun Valley Opera and the vocal arts.

Your new or renewed financial support will contribute to more and richer musical experiences. More information about Sponsorship Levels and the Impresario Society Membership are below.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Robyn Watson at rwatson.svo@gmail.com or 208-726-0991

Thank you for your continued support & CHEERS to a future filled with music!

The Sun Valley Opera Board of Directors and Robyn Watson, SVO Executive Director


THE CARES ACT: NEW CHARITABLE GIVING INCENTIVES

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“Cares Act”) includes provisions designed to encourage charitable contributions of cash. It allows a growing number of taxpayers who do not itemize their returns to receive a tax deduction of up to $300 for cash donations to 501 © (3) nonprofit organizations during the calendar year 2020. Taxpayers who itemize returns may now deduct up to 100% of their 2020 Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). The limit on corporate donations has been lifted from 10% to 25%.

Your gift to Sun Valley Opera at this time may provide you with additional tax advantages. Please consult your own tax advisor.

Thank you again, for your consideration.



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Become a donor or a sponsor for the 2020 / 2021.



As a non-profit organization, we depend on the generosity of our donors. Your tax-deductible donation is vital to support our performances.
Please make a donation today!


If you would prefer to donate by check, please mail a check to the address below.
Sun Valley Opera – PO Box 7187, Ketchum ID 83340

Thank you for your support!



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