The Wyncote Challenge

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Building the New American Opera Company

In the spring of 2012, Opera Philadelphia was thrilled to announce the Wyncote Challenge, a five-year, $10 million campaign in support of the ambitious artistic and community programming outlined in the Opera’s 2012-2015 Strategic Plan. The initiative was launched with a historic $5 million commitment from the Wyncote Foundation at the direction of Opera Philadelphia Chairman Daniel K. Meyer, M.D. and Frederick R. Haas.

The Wyncote Challenge seeks to garner an additional $1 million each year of the Challenge in new and increased gifts to fund:

Opera on Stage

Bringing artists and audiences from around the globe together in the spectacular Academy of Music and the intimate Perelman Theater

Opera in the City

Taking opera to the community through our Random Acts of Culture, our annual HD broadcast at Independence National Historical Park, and provocative productions in unexpected venues throughout the city

Opera in the Lab

Leading the field in the development of new opera through our American Repertoire Program and Composer In Residence program

For more information about the Wyncote Challenge, or to make a gift, please contact Annie Burridge, Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement, at 215.893.5906 or