Donor Levels & Benefits

You Make Opera Possible!

Annual Fund support ensures the continued growth and success of St. Petersburg Opera’s artistic, educational, and community outreach programming. Contributing is easy and comes with a variety of “perks” depending on the amount you wish to contribute. Check with your employer to see if they have a matching grant program! To donate today, simply click the “Give Now” button below and pay online. Or, if you prefer to pay by check, please mail your check to us at Opera Central – 2145 1st Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712.

Donor benefits listed below are effective starting August 1, 2019. Thank you for being a part of our musical family, and making your valuable tax-deductible contribution today!

For information on donor events and exclusive donor privileges, please contact Chris Green at 727.823.2040, ext. 7 or chrisgreen@stpeteopera.org or CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR DONOR INFORMATION HANDBOOK.

 

Bel Canto Society ($5,000 +)

Leadership Circle ($50,000 +)

  • Meet with SPO Executive and Artistic Director Mark Sforzini to customize the details of your benefit package.

Producer Circle ($25,000 – $49,999)

  • Opera Sponsorship Recognition in all printed materials, programs, and on the SPO website.
  • Two premium valet accomodations e at the Palladium Theater for All Mainstage Performances.
  • Private Backstage Champagne Toast with Maestro and Principal Cast following a Mainstage Opera.
  • Invitation to Annual Private Spotlight Dinner with Maestro and principal singers with an intimate performance.
  • VIP Ticket Concierge Service.
  • Invitation to special Principal Cast Rehearsals led by Maestro and Stage Director.
  • Invite up to 2 additional guests to Donor Quarterly Events (RSVP).
  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of Mornings or Cocktails with the Maestro.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Maestro Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)

  • Private Backstage Champagne Toast with Maestro and Principal Cast following a Mainstage Opera performance.
  • Exclusive, premiere valet service at the Palladium Theater for all Mainstage Performances.
  • Invitation to Annual Private Spotlight Dinner with Maestro and principal singers with an intimate performance.
  • VIP Ticket Concierge Service.
  • Invitation to special Principal Cast Rehearsals led by Maestro and Stage Director.
  • Invite up to 2 additional guests to Donor Quarterly Events (RSVP).
  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of Mornings or Cocktails with the Maestro.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Puccini Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)  

  • Invitation to Annual Private Spotlight Dinner with Maestro and principal singers with an intimate performance.
  • Exclusive access to reserved seating at Maestro events (with 24 hours notice).
  • Invitation to special Principal Cast Rehearsals led by Maestro and Stage Director.
  • Invite up to 2 additional guests to Donor Quarterly Events (RSVP).
  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of Evenings, Mornings, or Cocktails with the Maestro.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Friends of St. Petersburg Opera ($10 – $4,999)

Platinum Principal ($2,500 – $4,999)

  • Invitation to special Principal Cast Rehearsals led by Maestro and Stage Director.
  • Invite up to 2 additional guests to Donor Quarterly Events (RSVP).
  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of Mornings or Cocktails with the Maestro.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Sustainer ($1,500 – $2,499)

  • Invite up to 2 additional guests to Donor Quarterly Events (RSVP).
  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of  Mornings or Cocktails with the Maestro.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Comprimario ($1,000 – $1,499)

  • Invite 2 guests to ONE performance of Mornings or Cocktails with the Maestro, or Family Series event.
  • Invitation to attend and observe one SPO Chorus Rehearsal led by Maestro Sforzini.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.
  • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Chorus ($500 – $999)  

    • Invitation to attend and observe an SPO Chorus Rehearsal, led by Maestro Sforzini and Rigoletto Stage Director Karl Hesser, on Jan. 12.
    • Celebrate Season 14 with your very own The Things We Do For Love commemorative coffee mug.
    • Invitation to Donor Quarterly Events (4 per Season).
    • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Enthusiast ($250 – $499)  

  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.
  • Your very own Commemorative SPO “The Things We Do For Love” coffee mug.

Advocate ($100 – $249)  

  • Listing in Mainstage Opera and Cocktails/Mornings with the Maestro programs for one year.

Member ($10 – $99)

  • Listing in Mainstage Opera programs for one year.