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Donor Benefits & Events

Opera Theatre’s season of timeless classics and bold new works is only possible thanks to our generous community of supporters. Due to the intimate size of our theater, ticket sales cover less than 25% of expenses. Friends of the Festival help us make up the difference each year with gifts starting at $50 — less than $5 per month!

We need the inspiration that art brings, and our artists need you. You can give today at the link below or read on to learn about membership benefits and events at various levels of giving.

 

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Friends of the Festival Membership

Friends of the Festival members receive exclusive benefits and access throughout the year. Gifts at all levels help sustain art and connection while inspiring thousands in St. Louis and beyond.

$50 Friend

Free members-only concert featuring OTSL artists

Special discounts at the Opera Boutique

$100 Associate

All of the above, plus: 

Members-only Season Preview, offering a sneak peek at sets, costumes, and special effects

$250 Contributor

All of the above, plus:

Two free reserved passes to your choice of final dress rehearsals 

Free admission to the Levy Master Classes, featuring Gerdine Young Artists and Gaddes Festival Artists

Recognition in our Festival Season Program Book

$500 Supporter

All of the above, plus:

Waived fees for ticket exchanges 

End of the season packet with a sampling of national and international press reviews

$1,000 Guarantor

All of the above, plus:

Free reserved parking in Lot K  

Pre-performance dinner in the Garden with the General Director  

Plaque acknowledgment in the Loretto-Hilton Center lobby

Friends of the Festival membership benefits are based on a yearly gift to OTSL’s operating fund and are renewed annually. Benefits with an assigned market value will reduce the tax deductibility of your gift. Enhanced recognition and donor benefits are available through OTSL’s Patron Program for donors who contribute $2,500 or above.  

For more information, contact our Senior Manager of Donor Engagement at sbregenzer@opera-stl.org or (314) 963-4228.

Patron Program ($2,500+)

Enhanced recognition and donor benefits are available through OTSL’s Patron Program for donors who contribute $2,500 or above, as detailed below.

$2,500 Patron

Free reserved parking in Lot J, on the northwest corner of the Loretto-Hilton Center grounds 

Dining in the Garden with the General Director  

Free dress rehearsal passes 

Priority seating upgrades 

Annual members-only concert 

$5,000 Benefactor Patron

All of the above, plus:

Opportunity to reserve seating for up to four guests in OTSL’s gardens before the performance, subject to availability 

Invitations to national and international opera trips

$7,500 Producer Patron

All of the above, plus:

Free VIP self-parking in the Circle Lot, adjacent to the west entrance of the Loretto-Hilton Center 

Exclusive reception with OTSL artistic leadership for a look at company plans for future seasons

$10,000 Sponsor Patron

All of the above, plus:

Support the Gerdine Young Artist (GYA) Program and receive acknowledgment in the season program book next to your artist’s profile, as well as an invitation to a Meet the Artists welcome party

$15,000 Aria Patron

All of the above, plus:

Support OTSL’s principal artists and receive acknowledgment in the season program book next to your artist’s profile, and an invitation to a Meet the Artists welcome party

$25,000 Production Underwriter Patron

All of the above, plus:

Support a festival season production and receive acknowledgment on the production title page of the season program book

 

Patron benefits are based on a yearly gift to OTSL’s operating fund and are renewed annually. Benefits with an assigned market value will reduce the tax deductibility of your gift.   

For more information, contact our Senior Manager of Donor Engagement at sbregenzer@opera-stl.org or (314) 963-4228.

Giving Societies

National Patron’s Council

Opera Theatre’s National Patron’s Council (NPC) is a group of generous friends from around the country who encourage ongoing national support for OTSL.

Council members help OTSL understand key issues and trends in opera, providing important guidance and perspective for the company. NPC members help direct our efforts to raise the company’s national profile, elevate artistic quality, and advance the careers of outstanding young American artists. 

Donors who make an annual gift of $2,500 or more are eligible for National Patrons Council.  

For more information, contact us at lschulte@opera-stl.org or (314) 963-4227.

Intermezzo Society

Opera Theatre’s Intermezzo Society offers fun opportunities throughout the year to build connections in the St. Louis community and discover new voices in opera. Members have access to behind-the-scenes previews, often being the first to learn about OTSL’s upcoming performances and meeting our talented artists. Intermezzo events include A Toast to Opera, a cocktail party featuring performances from Opera Theatre artists, and several Intermezzo Night at the Opera outings during the 2022 Festival Season.

Intermezzo Society membership begins at $600 annually, or $50 per month. All Intermezzo Society gifts directly support the engagement of new and diverse voices in opera.

For more information, contact us at lschulte@opera-stl.org or (314) 963-4227.

Upcoming Donor Events

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Annual Holiday Celebration

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A Toast to Opera

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