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39 Funders

Puccini's TOSCA big screen in the park

By Kath Gorman

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Hello, my name is Kath Gorman and I’m the Interim Festival Director for Cork Midsummer Festival. Our festival launches next month on 11 June and I’m asking you to help fund a large-scale prestigious free event we have planned.

We have been invited by Viva Europa 2011 to host a live screening of Puccini’s Tosca, which is being performed from the stage of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, in Valencia, Spain. Viva Europa is a highly visible cultural initiative aiming to promote the European feeling of community through a relevant cultural form rooted in European tradition, opera, to be enjoyed live across Europe. We are one of up to 60 cities across Europe taking part. The screening will take place on Monday 13 June at 7pm (GMT), on a big screen in the lovely surroundings of Fitzgerald’s Park in Cork city. It will be a chance for hundreds of people to sit and enjoy the screening, on a summer’s evening, perhaps to bring a picnic and enjoy a world-class opera.

One of Puccini’s best-known operas, Tosca is a tale of love, lust, deceit and murder. Set in 19th century Rome. Mario Cavaradossi, is in love with the singer Floria Tosca. But Baron Scarpia, ruthless chief of secret police also desires Tosca, a woman of character famous for her voice and her terrible jealousy…The production stars major international opera stars including Ukrainian soprano Oksana Dyka, Spanish tenor Jorge de Leon and Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer Bryn Terfel.

The broadcast is free of charge for the audience as it’s a festive event that as many people as possible can enjoy. As you can imagine this is an expensive event to run. It will cost us in the region of €10,000 for the screen hire, PA, fencing, stewards, technical crew, lighting and toilets. We have €5000 generously pledged from Cork City Council and we are in discussions with a sponsor at the moment to secure €3000. However, we need €2000 to make up the shortfall. We need your generous support so we can bring one of the most famous operas of all time to the masses, to both opera lovers and first timers.

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Help Us to Reach 100%!

Good Morning, We know that you’ve supported us in the past, and we’re hoping that you will be able to help us out again in meeting our target for our current Fund it campaign for 100% Cork. 100% Cork is a remarkable documentary theatre project by world-famous German theatre company Rimini Protokoll and Irish theatre director Una McKevitt. Every day since the beginning of March, an extraordinary ordinary Cork person has been featured in the Evening Echo. There are 100 of them altogether, and these 100 people represent a cross-section of the population of the city, broken down by age, gender, marital status, nationality and where they live, based on the 2011 census. Together, they make up 100% of who we are today. For three days at the end of June, these 100 people will take to the stage of Cork Opera House. They will share their stories, what they believe and how they live their lives, and create a live three-dimensional portrait of Cork city and its people. It really is a once in a lifetime theatre event, and we’re now trying to raise the last €5,000 to make it the best it can be. This last €5,000 will make sure we can realise the spectacular set, video and lighting design, as well as giving the 100 participants the best experience we can, making sure we can bring the older people home safely after the performances, and providing refreshments and activities for the young children during the intense rehearsal process. Rewards range from a limited edition 100% Cork badge, to a backstage tour of Cork Opera House. Even a little will help us on our way. Please help us make this project a reality by logging on to Fund it and making a donation. http://www.fundit.ie/project/100-percent-cork-theatre-project Best wishes, Cork Midsummer Festival Team

Now at 30% - 9 June 2011

We've had a flurry of online supporters to Fund It over the last 24 hours; big thanks to those people who have signed up. Approximately 800 people have now signed up for their free ticket to Tosca. We've also secured a license to sell wine, beer and soft drinks with some gourmet food stalls. If you've already supported us please encourage your friends or colleagues to sign up and receive some great benefits.

13% taken over the first weekend!

Big thanks and appreciation to those of you who have supported us so far. We're getting a huge amount of people signing up for their free tickets for Tosca so we know that it's something people really want to see.

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There are 23 public funders of this project


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