Donor Benefits

Ticket sales cover less than half of the cost to raise the curtain on Opera San José’s beautiful productions at the California Theatre.  Your generous contributions enable us to continue to share the passion and joy of live opera with patrons throughout the region and beyond. We are proud to offer our Individual Donors an array of benefits designed to enhance your opera-going experience, and you can take pride in knowing that you are a vital part of the Opera San José family.  Each increasing donor level includes all the benefits of the lower level of giving.

GENERAL DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

For your gift of $15,000 and above you will receive…
An invitation to a dinner party with General Director, Larry Hancock.

CONDUCTOR’S CIRCLE

For your gift of $10,000-$14,999 you will receive an invitation to attend…
a luncheon with commentary from Opera San José Music Director Joseph Marcheso and guest conductors, followed by private access to a Sitzprobe at the California Theatre. Moving into the theatre after a short few weeks of staging rehearsals is always hair-raising for both artists and conductors; the Sitzprobe is a unique opportunity to hear the artists sing with the orchestra for the first time.

RESIDENT ENSEMBLE CIRCLE

For your gift of $3,000-$9,999 you will receive an invitation to attend…
The Artist Recital, a special performance given by an Opera San José Resident Artist. The Artist Recital provides an opportunity to hear opera and art song repertoire performed in an intimate setting. Q&A with the Artist and reception to follow.

PRINCIPAL ARTISTS CIRCLE

For your gift of $500-$2,999 you will receive…
An invitation to the Singers’ Showcase.  Each August, Opera San José presents its Resident Artists to our donors.  Be the first to meet the new artists up close and personal; have a chance to ask questions; hear them all sing. Bravo, brava, bravi!! Reception to follow.

FRIENDS

For your gift of $250-$499 you will receive…
A listing in the donor pages of the program for all season productions.

SUPPORTERS

For your gift of $150-$249 you will receive…
A listing in the donor pages of the program for the first, and final productions of the season.

ASSOCIATES

For your gift of $100-$149 you will receive…
Enews, keeping you up to the minute on Opera San José cast changes, events, and special programs. In addition, a listing in the donor pages of the program for the final production of the season.