• Hillari DeSchane

Mansfield Park, Literacy Initiative Receives Grant

Updated: Sep 4, 2019

Opera Modesto and its 'Story Into Song' Literacy Initiative, with Jonathan Dove's 'Mansfield Park' as the effort's first production, was awarded an OA Innovation Grant, as reported in Opera America Magazine's summer 2019 edition. The Innovation Grant program funded by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation was launched in 2016 to recognize and support projects that address, among other areas, audience experience and community connections. The Story Into Song Literacy Initiative is partnering with agencies and organizations such as the Stanislaus County Library, Learning Quest/Stanislaus Literacy Foundation, Friends of the Library, and the Jane Austen Society, to encourage reading timeless works of literature by introducing them to audiences through opera.

Read Opera America's full press release here for more on Opera Modesto's program, and the programs of the other recipients.


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