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Seattle Opera.

Your Benefits

DONORS HAVE MORE FUN

Meet artists. Go behind the scenes. Come closer to the opera you love as a donor. It’s our way of saying thanks for your generosity. Your passion and dedication to opera make you a vital part of our community, and we hope you enjoy your Seattle Opera experience.

 

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

2018/19 donor benefits

FRIENDS OF SEATTLE OPERA

An array of events and activities are available to our largest group of Seattle Opera supporters. See your gift in action onstage and behind the scenes.

Please note that for the 2018/19 season we have merged the Amethyst and Garnet giving levels to provide more benefits to a larger group. Please contact Donor Services with any questions at 206.389.7669.

PEARL ($50-$99)

  • Seattle Opera gift
  • Advance single ticket purchase
  • 10% discount at Amusements gift shop
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

OPAL ($100-$249)

  • Invitation to Wagner and More events
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

TOPAZ ($250-$499)

  • Choice of one Seattle Opera Select Event per season for a premium opera experience
  • Two passes per season to Rehearsal(s) 
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

AMETHYST ($500-$1,499)

  • Choice of two Seattle Opera Select Events per season for a premium opera experience
  • Four passes per season to Rehearsal(s) 
  • Name recognition in one program book
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

JADE ($1,500-$2,999)

  • Invitation to three Seattle Opera Select Events per season for a premium opera experience
  • Eight passes per season to Rehearsal(s)  
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $0

RUBY ($3,000-$4,999)

  • Invitation to the Artist Insight Dinner
  • Invitation to all four Seattle Opera Select Events per season for a premium opera experience
  • Ten passes per season to Rehearsal(s)
  • Invitation to Spotlight Dinners prior to Thursday Dress Rehearsals
  • Invitation for two to the Allen Room donor lounge for one performance of your choice
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $9

CROWN DONOR SOCIETY

Let us treat you to a luxury evening out at the opera. Enjoy special events and services that allow you to meet other opera lovers and become more involved with Seattle Opera.

EMERALD ($5,000-$7,499)

  • Exclusive Allen Room donor lounge access for two, for all mainstage subscription performances
  • Invitation for two to the Norcliffe Room for one opening night of your choice
  • VIP ticket concierge service
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $54

SAPPHIRE ($7,500-$9,999)

  • Invitation to Artist Recital and Luncheon 
  • Exclusive Norcliffe Dinner & Lounge access on opening night all season
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $84

DIAMOND ($10,000-$14,999)

  • Access to paid valet parking at McCaw Hall for opening night mainstage performances ($30 fee)
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $84

PLATINUM CIRCLE

Feed your opera passion with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet and learn from our world-class artists and directors. Seattle Opera's most generous donors enjoy exclusive privileges and access to the creative forces that shape Seattle Opera.

BRONZE ($15,000-$24,999)

  • Customized benefits for your ideal Seattle Opera experience
  • Invitation to Season Preview reception 
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $84

SILVER ($25,000-$49,999)

  • Customized benefits for your ideal Seattle Opera experience
  • Sponsorship recognition for a Seattle Opera performance or artist
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $84

GOLD ($50,000-$99,999)

  • Customized benefits for your ideal Seattle Opera experience
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $84

producer CIRCLE

Take your place in the center of Seattle Opera’s artistic process with a multi-year gift. Through a three-year commitment of $60,000 to $99,999, you can join the Producer’s Circle and support artisans as they craft their art for the stage.

  • Customized recognition throughout the season in print, electronic and on-site materials.
  • Stage, orchestra, or chorus rehearsal passes for the opera of your choice.
  • Backstage tour of McCaw Hall and an opportunity to meet artisans after a performance.
  • VIP ticket concierge services: the Audience Services Manager will facilitate the purchase of additional tickets to the sponsored opera (based on availability, 10 or more tickets discounted).
  • Additional Annual Fund Benefits, based on the donor’s total giving for the season as outlined in the 2018/19 Donor Handbook.

 

GENERAL DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE

Customize your benefits to create your ideal Seattle Opera experience. Enjoy intimate lunches with artists, private backstage tours, and much more. Please contact Interim Director of Development Allison Rabbitt at 206.676.5519 or allison.rabbitt@seattleopera.org.

GENERAL DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($100,000 AND MORE)

  • Invitation to Leadership Circle Dinner 
  • Sponsorship recognition for a Seattle Opera production
  • All benefits listed at lower levels
  • Fair Market Value (non-deductible portion) of benefits = $184

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