ask jenny > A special request to repost your article...

Hello Jennifer! I hope you are well today. My name is Avi and I am the Development Manager at Knoxville Opera in Tennessee. While doing some online research, I came across your article titled “5 Things You Need to Know About Opera Before This Super Bowl”. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy it, but I thought your points were especially pertinent to what we are trying to accomplish at Knoxville Opera. I am therefore writing to you to request your permission to re-post this article on our website. ( We would, of course, credit you for the article and include a link to your blog, website, or both. I would, however, like to format the title in order to make it timeless. The title would therefore read “5 Things You Need to Know About Opera”. In a continued effort to not date the article, I would also like to omit the intro paragraph and the final note. (If you had the time and/or interest, I would not at all be opposed to you writing a different lead-in without mention of the Super Bowl.) Would you feel comfortable with that title and only listing your 5 points? If so—I would be extremely grateful! While I know that there is a great need to change people’s perception of opera everywhere—this is especially true in a city like Knoxville. There is an unfortunate “small minded” attitude that is all too prevalent in the southeastern states, and we must change that if our non-profit intends to thrive in Knoxville.

I thank you in advance for your time and consideration. (I also thank you for the music on your website! I’m marveling at your incredible talent as I work!)

All the best to you and yours!

October 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAvi Elyse Tomczak