When you become a member of San Diego Opera, you provide the vital support needed to deliver exceptional vocal performances and exciting, accessible programs to the diverse audiences in our community.

Whether you are a steadfast appreciator of timeless classics or an admirer of edgy new works and specially-commissioned operas, we make music that speaks to everyone and allows everyone to enjoy the transformative power of live performance.

Your support continues our legacy of bringing operatic arts to the neighborhoods of San Diego, reaching groups of all ages and backgrounds ensuring there will be an audience for this amazing, multidisciplinary art form for generations to come.


MEMBERS OF SAN DIEGO OPERA

A truly rewarding philanthropic experience that provides you with exclusive benefits to deepen your understanding of opera.

  • Recognition on the Member Wall at the San Diego Civic Theatre for all Main Stage operas
  • Invitation to the San Diego Opera Annual Meeting
  • Priority reservations at Backstage Tours
  • Priority ticket upgrades
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to one Bruce’s Box Lunch event — a musical exploration of the music and history of our mainstage operas
  • Recognition in the program for all San Diego Opera Main Stage performances
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to two Bruce’s Box Lunch events
  • Two passes to one Celebrating the Voice — an immersive musical experience where you will be surrounded by San Diego Opera’s acclaimed chorus
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to all three Bruce’ Box Lunch events
  • Two passes to the Backstage Experience event — a tour led by General Director David Bennett as he shares the amazing world of stage machinery, lights, and props, as well as legendary opera stories

PATRONS OF SAN DIEGO OPERA

Patrons provide the central support San Diego Opera needs to deliver world class opera, and enjoy exclusive benefits and activities in recognition of their philanthropy.

  • All Membership category benefits
  • Patron Concierge service
  • Patron Wall listing at the San Diego Civic Theatre for all Main Stage operas
  • Patron recognition in programs for all Main Stage and dētour performances
  • Invitations to all three Stars in the Salon series events, where you will meet the stars of the show in conversation with General Director David Bennett
  • Priority subscription upgrade
  • Complimentary valet parking for all Main Stage operas
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to the annual Masterclass event featuring a leading opera star and young artists
  • Access to our Gold Patron Lounge during intermission for one Main Stage opera
All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Access to our Gold Patron Lounge during intermission at all Main Stage operas
  • Two complimentary opera tickets for friends and family
  • Invitations to additional special events throughout the season

GENERAL DIRECTOR'S CIRCLE

The General Director’s Circle is foundational in ensuring the continuation of San Diego Opera’s productions and community footprint.

All Member and Patron benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Onstage Dinner amidst the set of an opera
  • Invitations to private salons with General Director David Bennett and creative teams
  • Invitations to join special San Diego Opera domestic and international travel opportunities
  • Personalized concierge services with access to the top seats in the house
  • General Director’s Circle recognition in the Performance Magazine programs for all Main Stage and dētour performances

*For gifts of $25,000 and more, please contact the Opera’s Development Department at (619)232-7636 to receive additional support and benefits.