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We rely on the tremendous generosity of our donors to help sustain the company’s history of artistic excellence.

A gift to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis supports our mission “to communicate the power and beauty of live opera to audiences of all ages and experiences by presenting world-class productions in a festival format.  To build a vibrant future for opera and serve our community through professional development and community education programs.  To strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of our region.”

Thanks to your generosity, Opera Theatre is able to nurture the careers of exciting young artists and to offer a festival season that celebrates innovative productions of familiar operas and brings adventurous new work to the stage.

Opera Theatre strives to bring the highest artistic quality to the St. Louis region and to make the art form accessible and engaging through operas presented in English in the intimate Loretto-Hilton Center. With 24 world premieres and 24 American premieres in our 40 year history, Opera Theatre is committed to fostering St. Louis’s vibrant artistic tradition.

We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about Opera Theatre’s fundraising needs and special initiatives. Please feel free to contact a member of the development staff with questions or to request information, or click the button to the right to make an online donation.

Thank you for your support!


Opera Theatre meets all 20 BBB Charity Standards.


Major gifts and special campaigns
Nicole Ambos Freber, Director of Development
(314) 963-4222

Corporate, foundation, and government grants
Caron House, Manager of Institutional Grants
(314) 963-4224

Volunteer needs and planned giving
Michelle Myers, Manager of Constituent Relations
(314) 963-4226

Friends of the Festival
Stacey Bregenzer, Development Systems Manager
(314) 963-4228

Corporate Sponsorship and Special events
Emilie Hensley, Assistant Director of Development
(314) 963-4223

Patron Program
S. Kate Loar, Development Associate
(314) 963-4229