When you become a member or patron of SAN DIEGO OPERA, you provide the vital support that helps our company deliver exceptional voices in world-class productions to our community.

Whether you are a steadfast appreciator of timeless classics, or an admirer of edgy new works and especially-commissioned operas, we make opera that speaks to everyone in our community.

Your support helps continue the legacy of bringing operatic arts to the youth from the melting pot of cultural, ethnic, and economically diverse neighbourhoods that comprise San Diego. Reaching these children and young people ensures that there will always 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.

  • Member Wall recognition at the SD Civic Theatre for all Main Stage operas
  • Annual Meeting invitation
  • Free Backstage Tours
  • Priority ticket upgrade
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • An invitation to our Bruce’s Boxed Lunch event — a musical exploration of the music and history of our mainstage operas
  • Recognition in the program for all SDO Main Stage performances
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Two passes to all three Bruce’s Boxed Lunch events
  • Two passes to one Celebrating the Voice — an immersive experience where you will be surrounded by San Diego Opera’s acclaimed chorus singers
    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • 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, props, as well as legendary opera stories events

PATRONS CIRCLE 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 PATRONS RECEIVE:
- All Membership category benefits
- VIP stewardship
- Patron Wall listing at the SD 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. Meet the stars of the show in conversation with General Director David Bennett
- Priority ticket upgrade

    All preceding benefits, plus:
  • 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
  • One-time Gold Patron Lounge access
All preceding benefits, plus:
  • Gold Patron Lounge access for refreshments during intermission at all Main Stage operas
  • Two complimentary opera tickets for friends and family
  • Invitations to ad-hoc events

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 category and Patron Circle 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 for details.