Help Fund Jessie Downs New Opera The Second Sight

Help Fund Jessie Downs New Opera The Second Sight

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Help fund the first performance of The Second Sight, a new opera by Jessie Downs!

Overview: On June 27th and 28th, 2020 in Buffalo NY, “The Second Sight” - a new opera by Jessie Downs - will receive its first working performances. However, Sotto Voce still has a long way to go to be able to fully fund this production. Donate today and help us realize this ambitious large-scale work!

Your Donation: When you donate, you will not only receive a personalized “thank you” letter that also serves as proof of your donation’s tax-deductible status, the following sponsorship levels also make you eligible for special "thank you" gifts from us.

All gifts are cumulative

$50 - Friend

Your name will be credited in the program.

$100 - Donor

You will be given a seat in our hall’s reserved seating area.

$250 - Patron

You will receive a limited edition hand-bound libretto booklet with sketches by the composer.

$500 - Sponsor

You will receive a DVD of the production.

$1000 - Benefactor

You will be credited as a producer of the event.


About the Opera: The original libretto of "The Second Sight" explores the spiritual connections between generations of women as developed through the experience of grief. The music conjures mystical spaces and psychological dramas, utilizing a sound palette that is inspired by a combination of bel canto, folk, and experimental musics.

About Our Organization: Sotto Voce Vocal Collective is a performing vocal ensemble based in Buffalo, NY that aims to promote awareness of both the capabilities of the human voice and the diversity of composers living today. Our performances are presented in engaging formats that help introduce new audiences to adventurous sound worlds.