Did you know that nearly 70% of Austin Opera’s operating budget comes from the generous support of individuals like you?
By making a tax-deductible gift, you are making a difference in Austin Opera’s ability to continue presenting spectacular productions and engaging community initiatives to audiences and students across central Texas.
Enhance your opera experience by joining the Austin Opera donor family and enjoy popular benefits such as access to the best seats and invitations to exclusive events. Choose the level that works best for you.
Play an active role in bringing world-class opera to Austin through your Partner Program gift. Donors enjoy an enhanced connection to the Opera through behind-the-scenes events and advance access to special ticket offers and community events.
As a friend of the Opera you’ll enjoy benefits and privileges that will enhance your opera experience throughout the year.
PARTNER PROGRAM LEVELS AND BENEFITS
FRIEND Up to $149 Be among the first to learn about the Opera’s community events, artistic initiatives, and special ticket offers
$150 – $249 all of the benefits above, plus:
Name listing at Donor level in Austin Opera performance programs
Access to the Private Sale–opportunity to purchase single tickets and events in advance of the general public for access to the best seats and the most inventory
Opportunity to join the Operatti Ambassadors (available to season subscribers)
$250 – $499 all of the benefits above, plus:
Name listing at Contributor level in Austin Opera performance programs
Invitation to the annual season announcement event–be the first to learn about the productions and casting selections for the upcoming season
SUSTAINER $500 – $749 all of the benefits above, plus: Name listing at Sustainer level in Austin Opera performance programs Invitation to one opera dress rehearsal
$750 – $999 all of the benefits above, plus:
Name listing at Guarantor level in Austin Opera performance programs
Invitation to two opera dress rehearsals
$1,000 – $1,999 all of the benefits above, plus:
Name listing at Benefactor level in performance program
Invitation to three opera dress rehearsals
Invitation to a backstage tour and sitzprobe rehearsal
Operatti Ambassadors are a group of dedicated season subscribers who are also Annual Fund donors. Ambassadors are passionate about opera and seek to foster a deep connection with Austin Opera and the art form. Operatti Ambassadors membership is an opt-in benefit available to all season subscribers who are also Annual Fund donors at the $150 level and above, and membership is a fun and rewarding experience that helps support the goals and initiatives of Austin Opera.
Reach out to Natalie Oswald, Advancement Manager, at 737-228-1442 or [email protected] for more information.
Members of our Patron Program are dedicated supporters that share a passion for opera and are committed to seeing the art form thrive in Austin. Patrons enjoy a range of exciting benefits including invitations to Parties with the artists, VIP privileges in the opera house, and personalized ticketing services with access to premium seats.
PATRON PROGRAM LEVELS AND BENEFITS
$2,500 – $3,499 Benefactor benefits, plus:
Name listing at the President’s Council level in performance programs
VIP Ticket Service – personalized ticket handling service, priority consideration for seat selection, and season & single ticket fees waived
Complimentary reserved parking at Austin Opera performances at the Long Center
Invitation to exclusive Season Opening Party with the cast of the opening production
Invitation to all opera Dress Rehearsals
Opportunity to participate in the Patron Travel Program
$3,500-$4,999 President’s Council benefits, plus:
Name listing at the Chairman’s Council level in performance programs
Invitation to an exclusive annual Chairman’s Council event
GENERAL DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL
$5,000 – $9,999 Chairman’s Council benefits, plus:
Name listing at the General Director’s Council level in performance programs
Complimentary valet parking at Austin Opera performances at the Long Center
Invitation to General Director’s Strategy Sessions – discuss company plans and artistic initiatives with the
company leadership and fellow Council members
Or Contact Us Directly
Reach out to Angie Bonnici, Director of Individual Giving, at 512.610.7668 or [email protected] for more information.
Austin Opera’s Leadership Giving programs honor philanthropists who are committed to sustaining Austin Opera’s artistic excellence and community impact for generations to come. Donors enjoy access to insider information on company plans and initiatives as well as deeply meaningful underwriting opportunities designed to foster a lasting connection to the art form. Enjoy popular benefits such as access to the best seats and invitations to company-sponsored events.
LEADERSHIP GIVING LEVELS AND BENEFITS
$10,000 – $14,999 All General Director’s Council benefits, plus:
Prominent recognition on the title page of the performance program for sponsored production
Recognition on Lobby plasma screens
Recognition at Conductor’s Circle level on signage during sponsored production
Invitation to a working rehearsal
Verbal recognition at Opening Night Dinner for sponsored production
$15,000 – $24,999 All Conductor’s Circle benefits, plus:
Opportunity to underwrite a Supporting Artist, community initiative or event
Supertitle recognition in Dell Hall
Two tickets to Opening Night Dinner of sponsored production
Recognition at Director’s Circle level on signage during sponsored production
$25,000+ All Director’s Circle benefits, plus:
Opportunity to underwrite a Principal Artist or Director
Recognition at Founder’s Circle level on signage during sponsored production
Invitation to lunch or dinner with sponsored artist and Austin Opera staff leadership
Contact Us Directly
Please reach out to Jennifer Basten, Chief Advancement Officer, at 512.610.7671 or [email protected] for more information.