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. In addition to receiving the below benefits, your donation is 100% tax deductible. All donors will receive a tax acknowledgment letter from our Development Department.
will receive our E-news and a listing in the donor pages of
the program for the final production of the season.
PATRONS CIRCLE ($500-$999)
will receive a listing in the donor pages of the program for
all season productions.
SHOWCASE CIRCLE ($1,000-$1,499)
will receive an invitation for two to the Singers’ Showcase in
August. Reception to follow.
TECHNICAL CIRCLE ($1,500-$2,999)
will receive an invitation for two to attend a Staging
Rehearsal and tour of the Scene Shop and Costume Shop.
PARAGON CIRCLE ($3,000-$4,999)
will receive an invitation for two to attend a Blocking Rehearsal and
Reception with singers.
THEATRE CIRCLE ($5,000-$9,999)
will receive an invitation for two to attend a Technical
Rehearsal and tour of the California Theatre.
DESIGN CIRCLE ($10,000-$14,999)
will receive an invitation for up to four persons to all circle
events above, an invitation for two to a private reception to
view costume and scenic designs prior to a production, and
no service fees on Opera San José transactions (please
contact the Box Office: 408.437-4450).
CONDUCTORS CIRCLE ($15,000-$24,999)
will receive two tickets for each post performance reception,
an invitation for two to attend a luncheon with
commentary from Opera San José’s music director and
guest conductors, followed by private access to a
Sitzprobe (rehearsal with orchestra and the cast) at the
GENERAL DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($25,000-$49,999)
will receive an invitation for two to the annual General
Director’s dinner party. In addition, the ability to exchange
subscription tickets into any performance during the
season, and 10 tickets to an OSJ performance will be given
in your name to a school or university of your choice.
PRODUCERS CIRCLE ($50,000-$99,999)
will receive four tickets for each post performance reception,
an opportunity to partially sponsor a production and
follow its evolution to Opening Night, as well as a private
backstage tour (for a group of four). You will also receive
additional benefits customized to your interests.
VISIONARY CIRCLE ($100,000 or more)
will receive an opportunity to exclusively sponsor a production,
prints of the production designs, as well as additional
benefits customized to your interests.
*These benefits are valid for one year from the date of your gift.