WOOOP WOOOP! Our first target of £5,000 has been reached.
Many thanks to you all for helping us reach this first milestone! It really means a lot to us!
Let's try to make it even better, and aim for the £7,000 mark. A mark on a par with what we did last year.
Why a new target?
Well, everyone needs a new challenge, and then creating new opera needs all the support we can get.
We had set a safe and reachable target of £ 5,000, as we went all-or-none, but it was not going to cover all of the production costs, as these are more than twelve times that.
The new target will allow us to get a bit closer to that and complement other private and public funding we have secured already. But we still have some way to go to cover all costs, so the more we can raise, the better we can show other potential funding partners the importance of the movement we have created and the enthusiasm that projects like this can generate.
And did we mention that the rewards for backers are still there?
What happens from here?
The additional funding from this new target will be allocated in the same way as the money that has been pledged so far, going towards guaranteeing fair fees to all the amazing young talents who are already enrolled in this project.
Many thanks again for your invaluable support - long live young opera. And see you all in February!