Give The Future


Give the Future!

If you would like to contribute online, please click on the button marked “donate”, and you will be redirected to UrbanArias’ account on Paypal’s secure website, where you may indicate the amount of your gift.

At UrbanArias,
we hope that you and those close to you are doing all right in these unprecedented times. I know we all would like to return to “normal” as soon as we can.

Currently, we are intensely engaged with planning for the future. And you play an important role in that! Industry experts concur: small, nimble companies will survive the pandemic. What is crucial is using this time to position ourselves to emerge from the current reality even stronger.

That is why we have launched the “Give the Future” campaign – we need your support as we plan for our next season. Your gift will provide a composer time to orchestrate a new score, space to debut a new opera, singers jobs, and support for innovative virtual programming.

The “Give the Future” campaign is also a MATCHING campaign – every dollar you give right now will be matched by the UrbanArias board, up to $10,000.

And not only that – with your gift of $100 or more, you will receive an invitation to an exclusive performance of Lee Hoiby’s delightful short opera based on Julia Child – BON APPÉTIT! Emily Pulley will join us via video link from Texas on June 25 at 6PM. Be sure we have your email address so we can send the invitation! As an added enticement – for gifts of $2000 or more, she will incorporate your name into her performance.

In just 10 years, UrbanArias has – with your help – produced over twenty-five operas, among them ten world premieres and six commissions – as well as a commercial recording.

If you value the unique contribution that UrbanArias makes to the future of opera, in DC and across the nation, please consider a generous donation now, either by check in the enclosed envelope, or online at And remember – that gift will be matched, dollar for dollar!

With best wishes, and looking forward to in-person gatherings when that is possible,

Robert Wood
Artistic and Executive Director


Contributions of any size are greatly appreciated, and we have a variety of suggested levels:

Supporter of the Short – $50

Donor to the Different – $100

Patron of the Pithy – $250

Champion of the Contemporary – $500

Sustainer of the Succinct – $1000

A Bon Appetit Personalized Shout Out on June 25th – $2000

Thank you so much for your support!


UrbanArias is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.