401dutchoperas.com has a unique position in protecting Dutch and Flemish operatic heritage. Without our volunteers, a large part of what we have made available, would otherwise have been lost for posterity. Many hundreds of pages are currently online, while our ambition is to cover a complete and up to date retrospect of operas by Dutch and Flemish composers. The final goal is to create an anthology of operas by Dutch and Flemish composers which is brought to life by recorded concerts with highlights of the Dutch and Flemish operatic repertoire.
Why sponsorships/ gifts?
The cost involved in making and maintaining a website of this magnitude with hundreds of freely provided sound and videosamples is substantial. With over a million visitors in the first decade we simply need to find financial resources in order to cover the costs of maintaining the website and to expand it, as well as finding finance for the research and digitalizing of once lost scores in international archives.
If you like 401dutchdivas.nl and you wish to contribute, we have four ways in which you can do so:
1. You can make a donation without having your name mentioned
2. You can make a donation and have it mentioned on the sporsorship page
3. You can adopt a composer / opera / singer / conductor/ pianist, which will be mentioned on the event/page concerned.
4. You can adopt a concert / cd-dvd download productioncd production, which will be mentioned in the production concerned as well as in the promotional activities that we will develop around releases.
Bas ten Have, René Seghers
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