Individual Giving

Help Keep Madison Opera Thriving!

Ticket sales alone do not cover the expenses of producing opera. Even with a completely sold-out performance, ticket sales cover less than 30% of the cost of putting on opera, a statistic that is true of opera companies nationwide. These expenses include the enthralling performers, talented orchestra musicians, skilled backstage personnel, evocative sets and costumes, and much more. The balance must be raised from supporters like you.

To donate to the Opera in the Park Fund, select 'Annual Fund' from the menu below.

It is easy to contribute to Madison Opera. Click below to donate online, or mail a check to Madison Opera, 335 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703. For personal assistance, call the Madison Opera Development Department at (608) 238-8085.

Why Your Donation Matters
Making a donation to Madison Opera means you’re interested in keeping live opera thriving in Madison. Whether you are an opera aficionado, are new to opera, or just desire to keep Madison rich with diverse cultural offerings, your donation is the driving force to producing the grand theatrical and musical experience that only opera can provide. As a patron, you will be part of a growing community that acknowledges Madison Opera’s regional reputation for artistic excellence and supports our educational and outreach programs.

Without donors, there would be no opera. Ticket income only accounts for 40% of our budget, and less than one-half of the cost of a production; ticket prices would at least double without the support of Madison Opera patrons.

Benefits of Giving
All patrons receive special benefits according to their level of giving. Gifts are entirely tax deductible as allowed by law.

PLATINUM and GRAND CIRCLES ($10,000 and above)
Opportunity to get a “Sneak Peek” by attending the final rehearsal room run-through of a production before it heads to the theatre.
Plus benefits listed below

GOLD CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999)
Invitation to Backstage Tour and Dressing Room Cocktails during an Overture Hall production week
Plus benefits listed below

SILVER CIRCLE ($1,500-$4,999)
Two (2) tickets to the final dress rehearsal of an Overture Hall production
Complimentary beverages during intermission of Madison Opera performances
Invitations to a private “Thank You” concert and reception featuring Opera in the Park artists
Plus benefits listed below

BRONZE CIRCLE ($1,000-$1,499)
Complimentary reserved parking for Madison Opera performances
Invitations to Donor Recognition Receptions
Plus benefits listed below

BENEFACTOR ($500-$999)
Invitations to Opening Night “Meet the Artists” receptions
10% off all Opera Up Close tickets
Plus benefits listed below

ENTHUSIAST ($250-$499)
Discounts at select Madison restaurants
Invitations to select opera receptions
Plus benefits listed below

Recognition in Madison Opera performance programs

Matching Gifts
Increase your contribution to Madison Opera with your company’s matching gift program and you may receive additional privileges. To find out if your company participates, and the amount they will match, please contact your company’s human resources department or call the Madison Opera Development Department at (608) 238-8085.

Nov. 21 & 23, 2014
Feb. 6, 7, & 8, 2015
April 24 & 26, 2015
Opera in the Park 2015
July 25, 2015