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2006 Written Statement of OPERA America, Submitted March 16, 2006 to The House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee

On the Importance of Increased Federal Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)

Knoxville Opera Company in Knoxville, TN received $20,000 to support productions of Gaetano Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment and Robert Ward’s one-act opera Roman Fever, double-billed with Gioacchino Rossini’s chamber opera Il cambiale di matrimonio. The productions formed the centerpiece of the Fourth Annual Rossini Festival in April 2005, a free Italian Street Fair in downtown Knoxville. This Street Fair, with the opera performances as its centerpiece, attracted more than 60,000 citizens to downtown Knoxville.

—Marc A. Scorca, President and CEO, OPERA America,

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