The Invention of Morel  
    an opera by Stewart Copeland
  presented by Manchester University


Few things are more exciting for musicians than working directly with composers and world-class directors! Rehearsals are beginning now for the collegiate premiere of a new opera, “The Invention of Morel,” by Stewart Copeland, seasoned and prolific American composer of opera, ballet, film and contemporary orchestral music, founder and drummer of The Police. The Manchester University Music Department will bring both Copeland and stage director Kathleen Smith Belcher (from the Metropolitan Opera) for a residency that includes on-campus presentations, assisted by student cast members for all Manchester students, plus students from seven area high schools. By engaging surrounding communities in this event, we hope to expand awareness about opera as a vibrant, growing musical genre that is fulfilling and enjoyable for all audiences. Funds raised from this campaign will make possible our collaboration with these brilliant guest artists and will deeply enrich the cultural offerings of northeastern Indiana. The Feb. 28-29, 2020, opera performances will take place at the Honeywell Center and are part of the Manchester Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-2020 season of events.
Gifts to The Invention of Morel will be matched $1 for $1, up to $1500, by: 

Giving incentives for The Invention of Morel:
All donors will receive an autographed headshot from composer, Stewart Copeland!
The first 20 donors giving $50 or more will receive half-price tickets to the event.
The top 5 donors will receive a meet and greet with composer Stewart Copeland and director Kathleen Belcher prior to the Friday, Feb. 28th, show at the Honeywell Center.
The TOP donor, in addition to the meet and greet, will recieve 4 free tickets to the event; an invitation to attend one of two dress rehearsals where they will meet the composer, directors, and cast; and be interviewed for a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Currently, the top donor has contributed $100.00.

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

 
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