Support The Arts In The DMV!

About the Project

The Forgotten Opera Company (Victorian Lyric Opera’s contemporary arm) is gearing up for a superb season. In November 2019, we’ll be presenting a double billing of Arthur Sullivan’s Cox & Box and the world premiere of a new one-act opera, Brides and Mothers, composed by D.C. native Sean Pflueger with libretto by Laura Wehmeyer Fuentes. FOC champions new works; but in order to bring them to the stage, we need your help.  

We are looking to raise $10,000 to help defray the production costs. Every dollar gifted will help support new music in the DMV. Donations are tax deductible and will be matched by the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County for a limited time, so act now!  

A relatable character study for the 21st century, Brides and Mothers looks at the complexity of mother/daughter relationships from a new angle. Sean and Laura’s previous collaboration, Do Not Disturb, pictured above, was praised as “wonderfully witty”. Brides and Mothers, their third operatic collaboration, is poised to be a modern-day classic. Juxtaposing Brides’ all female cast, Arthur Sullivan’s Cox & Box provides FOC’s men the chance to shine. Doused in all the charm and humor you’ve come to expect from Sullivan’s work, this little-known gem will leave you in stitches.


This double bill will be presented November 9 & 10, 2019 at Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. Tickets go on sale this fall. Don't miss your chance to see this new work brought to life by our talented artists!

Thank you for your contribution to The Forgotten Opera Company!


Matching Sponsors

Our generous sponsors will contribute $1 for every $1 donated to this project up to $5,000 ! (pending matching fund availability)

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$10,197.77 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 262 days ago
  • Donate $1 or more

    Corporate and Organization Sponsors will be recognized in our show programs for donations of $1 or more.
    All donors will be recognized in our show programs unless you choose to give anonymously.
    Amount is fully tax-deductible
  • Donate $50 or more

    You will receive a Victorian Lyric Opera Co. car magnet and one VLOC CD of your choice.
    Amount over $15 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $100 or more

    You will receive a "Brides and Mothers" poster signed by the cast and crew. Plus all benefits listed above.
    Amount over $20 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $250 or more

    You will receive 2 complimentary tickets to The Forgotten Opera Company's salon style recital this fall with complimentary refreshments. Limited Availability.
    (4 of 5 remaining)
    Amount over $40 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $500 or more

    You will receive 4 complimentary tickets to a Victorian Lyric Opera Co.'s 2019-2020 season show of your choice. Limited Availability.
    (2 of 4 remaining)
    Amount over $100 is tax-deductible
  • Donate $1,000 or more

    You will receive 2 backstage passes to one of The Victorian Lyric Opera Co.'s 2019-2020 season productions of your choosing. You will get to meet the director, cast, crew, and get a unique perspective throughout the performance. Limited Availability.
    (3 of 3 remaining)
    Amount over $200 is tax-deductible
-$197.77 to go. Every dollar helps.
$10,197.77 of $10,000 goal ⋅ ended 262 days ago

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