Trusts and Foundations

We believe opera is for everyone. Join us to help support its future.

Opera connects us to each other through music and storytelling. We believe each of us needs and deserves this powerful art form for connection. Our partnerships with trusts, foundations and private ancillary funds help bring the wonder and enrichment of opera to all ages, locations and communities.

We invite you to join us in developing shared opportunities that meet your priorities and contribute in a meaningful way. Explore the many programs through which we engage with students, teachers, families, and communities.

Our current supporters

We thank the following trusts, foundations and private ancillary funds for their support of our programs. They are integral to our success in advancing education, outreach, and access nationally.

Contact us

Retha Howard
Manager, Trusts and Foundations
+61 2 9318 8264
retha.howard@opera.org.au

Susan & Isaac Wakil Foundation

The Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation gives people who would not otherwise have access to opera the opportunity to attend a performance for just $20. Their access program has helped us reach new audiences.

Pratt Foundation

The Pratt Foundation is our lead partner in bringing Opera for the People to Melbourne. Their support of this free concert makes it possible for families from diverse communities and socioeconomic backgrounds to experience to the magic of music in a friendly and inclusive way.

Packer Family Foundation

Since 2014, the Packer Family Foundation has supported us to bring mainstage opera productions to many audiences. Their valuable support will extend to reach young people in Victoria with music education.

Crown Resorts Foundation

Since 2014, the Crown Resorts Foundation has supported us to bring mainstage opera productions to many audiences. Their valuable support will extend to reach young people in Victoria with music education.

Bourne Foundation

The Bourne Foundation supports our Regional Vocal Scholarship for high school students and the Auslan Shadow Interpreting program for primary students who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience the wonder of opera.

Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation

The Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation supports our Auslan Shadow Interpreting program for primary students who are deaf or hard of hearing to experience the wonder of an age-appropriate opera in their schools with their hearing peers.

Donald Allan Wright Opera Trust

We are grateful for the generous annual support we receive from the Donald Allan Wright Opera Trust to help us introduce children to the experience of opera.

Australian Communities Foundation

The Australian Communities Foundation generously support our productions and programs.