Support San Diego Opera’s path as we celebrate tradition with main stage operas like The Marriage of Figaro and Carmen and innovation in the dētour series, which is relevant and important to varied communities in our diverse city. Your contribution also helps us delve deeper with education and community engagement programs that inspire, delight, and educate.


When you become a Member of SDO, you join a valued group of individuals who ensure a strong future for SDO and help shape the direction of the company. You’ll also enjoy exclusive advantages like invitations to Members-only events, ordering advance tickets, and discounts at the Opera Shop.

  • Listing on Donor Wall at the San Diego Civic Theatre during Main Stage performances
  • Opportunity to order tickets before general public
  • Preferred pricing for single tickets
  • Voting membership and an invitation to the Annual Meeting
  • 10% discount on SDO’s Opera Shop merchandise
  • All Supporter benefits, plus:
  • Two passes to a Master Class with a principal season artist
  • Listing in Civic Theatre Performances Magazine programs
  • Two passes to the Coffee with the Conductor event. Join SDO's Chorus Master and Conductor Bruce Stasyna for a coffee chat and experience the magic of creating the music of opera.
  • All Contributor benefits, plus:
  • Two passes to the Celebrating the Voice chorus rehearsal. Surround yourself with the many voices of one of the most highly acclaimed opera choruses in the country and meet San Diego Opera’s Chorus Master Bruce Stasyna, as they prepare for our upcoming Main Stage season
  • All Enthusiast benefits, plus:
  • Two passes to the Behind the Red Curtain production tour - immerse yourself in the sets, costumes and backstage magic of a season production.


Members of the Patron Program are dedicated supporters that share a passion for opera and are committed to seeing the art form thrive in San Diego. As a Patron, you will deepen your involvement with the company and enjoy the camaraderie of other opera lovers at exclusive rehearsals and artist events, while receiving priority ticket services.

  • Two passes to the Flappers & Fashion Costume Shop experience
  • Patron listing in Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre Performances Magazine program
  • Advisory Director eligibility and invitation to meetings throughout the year
  • All Membership benefits
  • Two reserved passes to a designated 2018-2019 Final Dress Rehearsal
  • Free Parking for Civic Theatre productions
  • All Patron benefits
  • Access to Donor Lounge intermission gatherings for all Civic Theatre productions
  • All Sustaining Patron benefits below


General Director's Circle Donors are part of an exclusive new group that provides significant funding for the Opera and enjoys intimate gatherings and events with Company leadership, creative teams, and principal artists.

  • Invitation to special receptions and artistic presentations with the General Director and creative teams
  • General Director’s Circle listing in Civic Theatre and Balboa Theatre Performances Magazine programs
  • Associate Director eligibility to serve on a Board committee
  • All Patron Program benefits below

*For gifts of $25,000 and more, please contact the Opera’s Development Department at (619) 232-7636 for details.