Join our Patron Program

Behind every brilliant production, there is our family of Patrons who share our commitment to creating sensational opera, supporting the next generation of artists and audiences and ensuring that opera is available to all.

Your support enables us to sustain the integrity and diversity of our work and develop the art form, as well as allowing you to deepen your relationship with the Company through exclusive Patrons’ events and behind-the-scenes opportunities.

Opera Australia Patron Program levels

Patron
$2,000+ per annum

  • Invitations to exclusive Patron events and behind-the-scenes opportunities - Insights, open Dress Rehearsals.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website and in annual report.
  • Quarterly Patrons e-newsletter.
Benefactor Patron
$4,000+ p.a.All Patron benefits, plus:

  • Join us at The Opera Centre for a preview of our 2024 season with our new Artistic Director, Jo Davies.
  • Receive four tickets to open Dress Rehearsals – keep two for you and give a couple away.
  • Behind the scenes tours of the Sydney Opera House, The Opera Centre, and the Melbourne Opera Centre.
Governor Patron
$7,500+ p.a.All Patron and Benefactor Patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunities to attend select Orchestra Rehearsals throughout the year. This is the first time all sections of our orchestra and conductor come together.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website, in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs.
Maestro Patron
$10,000+ p.a.
All Patron and Benefactor Patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunities to attend select Sitzprobes throughout the year. Whether it just be our Principal Artists or the entire ensemble, join us in witnessing the magic before an Opera transforms onto the stage.
  • Acknowledgement in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs.
  • Exclusive opportunities to meet artists and engage with Opera Australia’s leadership team.
Artist Patron
$15,000+ p.a.
All Maestro Patron benefits, plus:

  • Align your support with an Opera Australia Principal Artist and follow their journey with the Company for the Season. Alternatively, align your support with a particular role in an upcoming season.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website, in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs under the role listing in addition to the traditional support spaces.
Ambassador Patron
$30,000+ p.a.
All Maestro Patron benefits, plus:

  • Align your support with core members of our Artistic Team such as our Head of Music, Chorus Master, or Orchestra Master.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website, in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs.
Aria Circle
$50,000+ p.a.
All Maestro Patron benefits, plus:

  • Opportunities to have artists perform at your own private events.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website, in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs.
Virtuoso Circle
$100,000+ p.a.
All Maestro Patron benefits, plus:

  • Bespoke support to a key area of Opera Australia that matches your passion such as our Regional Children’s Chorus, Education Programs, Artistic development program, or nurturing the next generation of operatic creative talent.
  • Acknowledgement on Opera Australia website, in theatre foyers and in Opera Australia programs.

Become a Patron

Patron
Benefactor Patron
Governor Patron
Maestro Patron
Artist Patron
Ambassador Patron
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If you would like to join the Patron Program at the Aria or Virtuoso Circle level, please contact our Philanthropy team using the details above.

Contact Us

For more information about the Patron Program, please contact:

Rebecca Oxenbould
Philanthropy Manager, NSW
+61 2 9318 8302
rebecca.oxenbould@opera.org.au

Melissa Stark
Philanthropy Manager, VIC
+61 3 9685 3706
melissa.stark@opera.org.au

Meeting soprano Lise Lindstrom at a patron event.

 

Meeting tenor Jonas Kaufmann at a patron event. Photo by Katje Ford.