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Seattle Opera.

Your Benefits

Thank you for your support

The 2021/22 season marks our long-awaited and celebratory return to live performances at McCaw Hall and the Opera Center—and to your in-person donor benefits to show our gratitude for your support!

Your gifts to Seattle Opera give us resources to produce opera, share it with more people in more communities, and give everyone a chance to get closer to music and drama on the scale we all love and value. Thank you!

A lot has changed with the pandemic but our goal for donor benefits remains the same: to express our gratitude, to demonstrate your impact, and to offer you experiences to build community with other opera lovers. We are excited to begin offering in-person experiences again, and we appreciate your grace and understanding as safety protocols evolve—and will likely continue to evolve—throughout the season.

This season, we will continue to offer events online and, something you will notice right away, is that we have simplified our membership names and levels. Please know that you will always be a precious jewel to this company! While this may be difficult to hear, dress rehearsal access will remain on hiatus for at least the first half of this season. We ask for your understanding as we rebuild our team and the current staff works to bring opera back as quickly and safely as possible.

Seattle Opera’s goal with donor benefits is to create meaningful experiences that give you the opportunity to connect more closely with artists, music, and the stories we share.

For questions, please contact Donor Services at 206.389.7669 or donor.services@seattleopera.org.

2021/22 donor benefits

Donor ($50-$499)

  • Advance Single Ticket Purchase (for McCaw Hall Performances)
  • 10% Discount at Amusements
  • Your name displayed at the Opera Center, viewable from Mercer Street, and in one program book
  • Invitation to SO’s online Annual Meeting (webinar format)
  • Invitation to SO’s Big Opera Party
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

Supporter ($500-$1,499)

  • Invitation to the Blue Opening Night Dinner
  • Invitation to the Orpheus & Eurydice Closing Night Toast
  • Invitation to The Marriage Of Figaro Closing Night Toast
  • Invitation to online Select Events (one per mainstage opera)
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

Patron ($1,500-$4,999)

  • Invitation to Spotlight on Blue
  • Backstage Tour Invitation to reserve (dates announced January 2022)
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

Benefactor ($5,000-$9,999)

  • Donor Lounge access for La bohème, Blue, and The Marriage Of Figaro
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $47

Director Circle ($10,000-$24,999)

  • Invitation to the Director's Salon Series (online)
  • Invitation to the Holiday Celebration hosted by the Seattle Opera Board
  • Valet Parking (details to be announced)
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $47

Artist Circle ($25,000-$99,999)

  • Sponsorship recognition for an artist or performance
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $47

Producer Circle ($100,000-$999,999)

  • Invitation to the Leadership Dinner
  • Sponsorship recognition for a Seattle Opera production
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $107

Visionary Circle ($1,000,000 and more)

  • Customize your benefits to create your ideal Seattle Opera experience.
  • All benefits listed at preceding levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $107


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