Individual Giving
In support of the entire opera field
OPERA America’s supporters are a family of opera's most devoted lovers and leaders whose deep investment in the art form ensures its vitality across the country.

By contributing to OPERA America, you enable us to provide crucial resources and programming that build the artistic potential of companies and artists across the country:
  • New work commissions
  • Career training for performers
  • Audience-building initiatives
  • School-based teaching models
  • Leadership development
  • National convenings with field leaders
Pledge your support and take advantage of special opportunities and benefits that deepen your relationship to the art form and the national opera field. Make a gift today by completing the online donation form, mailing a check to OPERA America (Attn: Development, 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001) or calling 646.699.5248.

Donor Benefits
OPERA America rewards its Annual Fund supporters with a variety of special benefits, including invitations to receptions, events and cultural tours, as well as the core benefits of membership.

All supporters of $125 or more receive OPERA America membership, featuring a portfolio of tools to stay up to date with the latest opera news and opportunities to meet prominent leaders in the field. Highlights of membership include:
  • A one-year subscription to Opera America Magazine and OperaLink e-newsletter
  • Access to the Naxos Video Library of classical music performances
  • Special member rates on tickets to Onstage at the Opera Center performances
Members of the Ambassador Circle (gifts of $500 or more) have the opportunity to join opera patrons from other cities for curated travel across the country and around the world to see the best of today’s opera.

Members of the President’s Circle (gifts of $5,000 or more) are invited to make a direct impact in the field by designating their gifts toward one of OPERA America’s key program areas: new works, artist development, professional/leadership development, education/youth programs and research.

Click here to see the full, detailed listing of donor benefits.


Patricia Scimeca Fund for Emerging Singers
The Patricia Scimeca Fund for Emerging Singers was established in 2013 in memory of singer and vocal teacher Patricia Scimeca as a permanent endowment in support of OPERA America’s services to young singers. Thanks to ongoing contributions from friends, family, colleagues and students, the Fund currently exceeds $100,000 and helps underwrite the annual Feedback Auditions at the National Opera Center. A full listing of contributors can be found here. New gifts to the fund can be made online or by calling 646.699.5266.
Make or Renew Your Gift Today
Make a gift to OPERA America or renew your annual support of our programming.

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Become a Member
Individual Membership is designed to provide artists, administrators and audiences with the tools and opportunities to be leaders in the field. For just $75, take advantage of savings at the National Opera Center, and receive a subscription to Opera America Magazine and more. Visit operaamerica.org/Membership or call 646.699.5248 for more information.


Exclusive Ambassador Travel
OPERA America’s Ambassador Circle members are invited to travel the world for unforgettable performances, events and cultural tours. Learn more at operaamerica.org/Travel.


A Gift for the Future
Opened in 2012, the National Opera Center has become a cornerstone of the opera field, serving over 75,000 people each year. Make a special gift to help complete the final stage of the $14.5 million campaign to create a home for American opera. Visit operaamerica.org/Campaign or call 646.699.5266 to learn more about contributions and naming opportunities.
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