Individual Giving

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 with by joining the Austin Opera donor family and enjoy exclusive 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

DONOR 
$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

CONTRIBUTOR 
$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

GUARANTOR  
$750 – $999
all of the benefits above, plus:
Name listing at Guarantor level in Austin Opera performance programs
Invitation to two opera dress rehearsals

BENEFACTOR 
$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

Or Contact Us Directly

Reach out to Rhanda Luna, Director of Member & Partner Programs, 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 exclusive 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

PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL
$2,000 – $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
CHAIRMAN’S COUNCIL
$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 concert and dinner
GENERAL DIRECTOR’S COUNCIL
$5,000 – $9,999
Chairman’s Council benefits and services, 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
Artist Salon – invitation to an intimate dinner with principal cast 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 exclusive underwriting opportunities designed to foster a deeper connection to the art form.

LEADERSHIP GIVING LEVELS AND BENEFITS

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE
$10,000 – $14,999
All General Director’s Council benefits, plus:
Prominent recognition on the title page of the performance program for sponsored production
Supertitle recognition in Dell Hall
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
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE
$15,000 – $24,999
All Conductor’s Circle benefits, plus:
Opportunity to underwrite a Supporting Artist, community initiative or event
Two tickets to Opening Night Dinner of sponsored production
Recognition at Director’s Circle level on signage during sponsored production
Complimentary membership in the Austin Opera Guild
FOUNDER’S CIRCLE
$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 Development Officer, at 512.610.7671 or [email protected] for more information.