Keeping the Opera Magic Alive
Vicky and David Motch were introduced to opera at a young age. And despite the fact that they often disagree on certain opera productions, their love for opera has continued through the years.
Their first date was at the Metropolitan Opera. Upon returning to Cincinnati, Vicky and David became subscribers to the Cincinnati Opera at the Zoo, sharing a box with friends. Sitting in a raised box in almost the middle of the orchestra with a group of young, overly enthusiastic, opera lovers made their first summer memorable not only for them, but for those around them. The next year, they found the perfect seats, only to discover the person next to them always brought the music of that opera and sang—not just her soprano part, but all parts! Even this contributed to the opera magic that continues to keep them engaged.
Vicky became a member of the Opera Guild, and then the Board of Trustees, quite a few years before David joined the Board. At that time, James de Blasis was Music Director and John Hopple was President. While the Motches were involved with Cincinnati Opera, they also introduced their children to opera, just as they had been introduced at a young age. Now their children, as well as their six grandchildren, love opera.
Vicky and David hope that when their grandchildren become subscribers, they will be able to hear the same quality opera that is presented today. To make this possible, Vicky and David are supporting the New Century Campaign through a planned gift. "All four pillars of the New Century Campaign are important," says David. "I can't separate one as most significant. Whether it's New Works, The Great Works, community development or exploring innovative ways to enjoy opera in the future, continuing to grow the Cincinnati Opera's endowment is critical, and planned giving is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to do this."