OperaDelaware will receive a $10,000 Art Works grant through the National Endowment for the Arts to support new productions celebrating Puccini's “Il Trittico (The Triptych)” and composer Michael Ching's “Buoso's Ghost.”

"We're delighted that the NEA has chosen to support our work for the third consecutive season,” said OperaDelaware General Director Brendan Cooke. “In addition to providing part of the financial resources to produce great opera in Delaware, winning these highly competitive awards has served as a great seal of approval, which can help us share our mission and build additional support.”

The Art Works category supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts.

“It is energizing to see the impact that the arts are making throughout the U.S. These NEA-supported projects, such as this one to OperaDelaware, are good examples of how the arts build stronger and more vibrant communities, improve well-being, prepare our children to succeed, and increase the quality of our lives,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

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