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Wells Fargo Advisors Sponsoring Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's 2011 Season, Opening May 21st

St. Louis, MO – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis has announced that Wells Fargo Advisors will sponsor the 2011 season with a leadership gift of $150,000.  The 2011 sponsorship is the second year that Wells Fargo Advisors has provided leadership support, extending the company’s role as presenting sponsor of OTSL’s spring festival season and spring gala.

 “We are deeply grateful to Wells Fargo Advisors for their investment in Opera Theatre and the St. Louis community,” says OTSL General Director Timothy O’Leary“The steadfast generosity of Wells Fargo Advisors in a challenging economic environment ensures that tickets remain affordable and helps Opera Theatre introduce new audiences to world class performances.”

 “Wells Fargo Advisors is committed to enriching the civic and cultural fabric of the St. Louis community and our support for Opera Theatre is an important part of that effort,” said Danny Ludeman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo Advisors.

 The Wells Fargo Advisors 2011 Festival Season opens on May 21st and continues through June 27th with new productions of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, Debussy’s Pelléas and Mélisande, and John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer.  Full ticket prices begin at just $25, with special offers available for as little as $15 for students and active members of the military.  For more information, visit


About Wells Fargo Advisors

With more than $1.2 trillion in client assets as of March 31, 2010, Wells Fargo’s brokerage businesses comprise 15,236 full-service financial advisors and 3,958 licensed bankers. This vast network of advisors, one of the nation’s largest, serves clients through offices in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Wells Fargo Advisors is the trade name used by two separate registered broker-dealers and non-bank affiliates of Wells Fargo & Company: Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC (members SIPC). Statistics include other broker-dealers of Wells Fargo & Company.


About Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions featuring the finest American singers, sung in English, and accompanied by members of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.  As of 2010, Opera Theatre has presented 22 world premieres and 22 American premieres – which is perhaps the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any U.S. company.  Described by The Sunday Times of London as “one of the few American companies worth the transatlantic fare,” and by Opera Today as, “the leading summer opera destination in the United States,” Opera Theatre of Saint Louis welcomed visitors from 47 states and 10 foreign countries in 2010.  Although the size of the theater limits box office income to 26% of the budget, the company has consistently produced work of the highest quality while never accumulating a deficit.