Individual Giving Makes It All Possible

At Madison Opera, we are very grateful for everyone who has helped us to be a part of our region’s vibrant cultural landscape for over six decades. We have navigated many challenges in recent years, but together we have come through and continue to share music across the footlights. As a non-profit arts group, we truly depend on our supporters to help us take the stage. Music matters in our world more than ever. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to make it possible.

Here are three simple ways to give.

1. Gifts of cash.  Mail a check to Madison Opera at 335 W. Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703, call us at (608) 238-8085, or donate online. You can also set up monthly credit card charges, spreading out your gift over the course of a year and accruing the benefits to your annual giving level.

2.  Gifts of securities. Transfer stock or other securities directly from your brokerage account to ours.  Please call or have your broker call the Madison Opera office for our account information.

3.  IRA Rollover Gifts. If you are 70 1/2 or older, you can make tax-free charitable gifts directly from your Individual Retirement Account to us; please consult your financial advisor for more information.

Thank you!

Benefits of Giving

Benefits of Giving

PARTNER (up to $249)
  • Recognition in Madison Opera playbills
ENTHUSIAST ($250+)
Benefit listed above plus
  • Invitation to annual Meet the Studio Artists Recital
BENEFACTOR ($500+)
Benefits listed above plus
  • Invitation to annual backstage tour
  • Invitations to one Opening Night reception per season
BRONZE CIRCLE ($1,500+)
Benefits listed above plus
  • Complimentary reserved parking for Madison Opera performances
  • Invitations to all Opening Night receptions
  • Tickets to one final dress rehearsal per season
SILVER CIRCLE ($3,000+)
Benefits listed above plus
  • Invitation to private summer party featuring Opera in the Park artists
  • Tickets to all final dress rehearsals
  • Complimentary beverages at Madison Opera performances
JOHNSON GOLD CIRCLE ($5,000+)
Benefits listed above plus
  • Invitation to the President’s Dinner at the Madison Opera Center
  • Option to host private reception during Overture Hall productions
STANKE PLATINUM and GRAND CIRCLES ($10,000+)
Benefits listed above plus
  • Invitation to final rehearsal room run-through of an opera
  • Option for production sponsorship

Corporate Giving

Business support for Madison Opera is a crucial piece of our success.  Our corporate partners show the community they believe in the importance of the arts and the cultural life of our region, gaining their loyal patronage.

Sponsorships begin at $5,000 and can help support an individual opera production, Opera in the Park, or any of our youth or adult education programs.  We provide a custom set of benefits and promotional opportunities for you, your clients, and your employees.

Advertising

Madison Opera offers a variety of advertising opportunities in our playbills, reaching over 15,000 people over the course of the season.  Whether your target market is Opera in the Park or our theater audiences, we have a number of options.

Planned Giving

Leave a lasting legacy.

Since 1961, Madison Opera has been sharing the excitement of opera with our community through the production of a broad operatic repertoire, Opera in the Park, student matinees, previews in retirement communities and online, and much more. Our programming has grown and evolved over our lifetime, and we know it will continue to do so as both our community and opera itself evolve.

Planned giving through your estate will help ensure this tradition of excellence continues into the future, both onstage and through our extensive engagement programs. Your gift will touch thousands in meaningful ways for years to come.

If you plan to include or have already included Madison Opera in your estate plan, please let us know. We are honored to recognize our generous supporters as members of The Encore Society in our playbill and at a very special dinner in the Madison Opera Center every year.

The Madison Opera Foundation

Established in 2001, the Madison Opera Foundation is an important part of Madison Opera’s financial structure.  Managed by a board of directors, it oversees several funds, including the Madison Opera Endowment (for gifts given in perpetuity), the Madison Opera Reserve, and several donor-designated funds.

For information on the Foundation, please contact Madison Opera at 608.238.8085.

Volunteer

We need your help!

Opera in the Park

Opera in the Park

Every year we rely on over 100 volunteers to help make Opera in the Park a success. Opera in the Park 2024 will be held on July 20, 2024 in Garner Park, and we would love to have you join us! We have a wide variety of tasks available, including set-up, clean-up, helping with parking, selling light sticks, and handing out programs.

Supernumeraries

Supernumeraries

A supernumerary is a non-speaking, non-singing role in an opera. Roles vary from production to production, but can include soldiers, waiters, and everything in between. Click below for more information and to submit a “super questionnaire.”

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