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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bourne Foundation help bring opera to young people in regional and remote NSW and VIC through the Regional Children’s Chorus and provide arts access to Year 11 and 12 students through the Opera Single Ticket Student Access Program.
Patricia H Reid Endowment supports the early career development of singers, conductors and/or directors through Opera Australia’s Young Artist Program. The multi-year engagement provides critical resources to provide the specialised training opportunities for artist professional development.
The William Rubensohn Foundation is a multi-year supporter of Opera Australia’s NSW Regional Children’s Chorus. We are excited to partner with them to engage regional children in opera and music.
The Mostyn Family Foundation supports the making of costumes for the titular role of Opera Australia’s premiere production of Ernani in 2021.
Gailey Lazarus Foundation provides access and opportunity for young people. It supports OA to bring school performances of adapted opera classics, like Barber of Seville, to selected primary schools in NSW through Opera Australia’s Schools Tour program.
Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation supports primary students to experience the wonder of an age-appropriate opera in their schools throughout NSW and VIC.
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.
The Australian Communities Foundation generously support our productions and programs.