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.


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

  • Donor Wall recognition for all Main Stage operas
  • An invitation to Bruce’s Box Lunch: an exploration of the music and history of our mainstage operas (lunch provided, RSVP required)
  • Priority Ticket Upgrades
  • Annual Meeting Invitation
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Recognition in the program for all SDO Main Stage performances
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to Celebrating the Voice — an immersive musical experience where you will be surrounded by San Diego Opera’s acclaimed chorus
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to the Backstage Experience 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
  • Invitations to all Stars in the Salon series events, where you’ll meet the stars of the show in conversation with General Director David Bennett


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 Member level category benefits
  • Personalized Patron Steward
  • Patron recognition in the programs for all Main Stage and dētour series performances
  • Priority subscription upgrade
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Patron Lounge Access
All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Invitation to the annual Masterclass featuring a leading opera star and young artists


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 join special San Diego Opera domestic and international travel experiences
  • General Director’s Circle recognition in the programs for all Main Stage and dētour Series 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.