There is nothing quite like last week’s season launch. There’s cheek-kissing, and glass-raising, and a hall filled with tipsy opera fanatics. Conversations are all abuzz with season suspicions and differing opinions. And here we are, tucked up in the third ring listening for AtG’s introduction into the COC Company in Residence Program. Cue the applause!
But what does this mean for AtG?
AtG is in a period of growth which many emerging opera organizations are faced with as they seek to reach a place of sustainability. As our company grows, our talented administrative infrastructure must be strengthened and supported so that we can reach our full organizational potential. AtG will be in what we are calling an incubation period as the COC Company in Residence. As we nest with the COC, we continue to groom our organizational goals with the mentorship and resources of industry professionals at the COC. And as we develop in this program, we are shaping the residency to be unique to us and our needs as an emerging opera company while operating independently and creating our own administrative guidelines. We are bringing the company forward through innovative company relationships with the COC.
We now have designated headquarters on the fourth floor at 227 Front Street East, and our office almost overlooks the gazebo outback. Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company is just a simple e-order away and Rooster Coffee is busy with opera’s rising stars sipping coffees and reading scores. AtG should fit right in.