Deepen Your Involvement

Whether your passion is artists or artistry, accessibility or education, you can make a difference.

A specific-purpose gift towards a particular project enables you to give to a cause that is close to your heart and helps us achieve artistic goals that would otherwise be impossible. You might like to join a Production Syndicate to support an ambitious artistic venture, make an impact through education and community programs including our National and Schools’ Tours, or give towards our Young Artists Program to support early career singers.

If you would like to find out more about opportunities for involvement through transformational gifts, please contact:

Madison Hallworth
Philanthropy Manager, NSW
+61 02 9318 8283

Melissa Stark
Philanthropy Manager, VIC
+61 03 9685 3706

Lohengrin, 2022

The Production Syndicates

Our generous Syndicate members enable us to present large-scale projects including Olivier Py’s Lohengrin with Jonas Kaufmann, lesser-performed operas like La Juive and new commissions such as Whiteley by Elena Kats-Chernin. By joining a Syndicate, you can give us the means to make bold programmatic choices and develop the operatic repertoire, challenge our artists and contribute to Australia’s cultural landscape.

Syndicate members follow the creative journey of the production through behind-the-scenes opportunities and exclusive events, enabling you to enjoy the immeasurably rewarding experience of bringing a production to life.

Our current Syndicates include the Wagner Syndicate and the Golden Anniversary Syndicate. Over the years, our loyal Wagner Syndicate has supported an annual presentation of Wagner’s work, leading towards our brand-new production of The Ring Cycle in Brisbane in 2023. Our Golden Anniversary Syndicate celebrates 50 years of outstanding performances in the Sydney Opera House, which was opened in 1973, and will raise funds for our education and artist development programs in 2023.

La Traviata, 2022

Artist Support

There is no shortage of demanding roles in opera. Artists are required to dance, act and sing immensely difficult parts, whilst projecting to a theatre of thousands for several hours each night. Some roles are renowned for the challenge they pose to the artists; Donizetti’s Lucia, Wagner’s Siegfried and Mozart’s Queen of the Night, to name a few. The mastery of the dedicated artists who take on such challenging roles transfixes audiences as we share in the triumphs and failures, loves and losses of their characters.

We are privileged to work with many exceptional artists, whose skills, expertise and insightful interpretation make each performance truly memorable. Artist Patrons are able to align their support with an Opera Australia artist and follow their career; enjoying opportunities to meet their chosen artist, see them perform and share in their success.