Opera is a vital, vibrant art form that celebrates the power of voice and the sheer beauty of the human spirit. Our Friends are passionate about their role in sustaining our creative process, and they know that contributions both large and small have an impact.
When you give to Manitoba Opera, you are supporting more than just exceptional productions. You are teaching the next generation through our education programs, creating new productions; and you are a company insider helping us connect with the community in exciting and innovative ways.
Friends of Manitoba Opera will receive exclusive benefits designed to enhance your operatic experience. Benefits include:
MONTHLY OR BY INSTALMENTS
It’s often more convenient to give a substantial gift in smaller, more comfortable installments. Your chosen gift amount is debited automatically from your bank account or credit card.
Camerata members are a dedicated group of like-minded individuals who believe in the transformative power of voice. A hallmark of a healthy city is a thriving artistic community, and our Camerata members show their leadership through their outstanding annual support of Manitoba Opera.
Membership at the Camerata level is a measure of distinction among friends who share your commitment to Manitoba Opera, the community, and the arts. Your support has a resounding impact, ensuring the longevity of our organization and the high caliber of our performances.
Become a Camerata member and write your name into our history. In appreciation of your support, you will receive the following privileges in addition to those offered at the subscriber level:
PATRON $1,250 – $1,999
- A charitable tax receipt (for the maximum allowable under the Canada Revenue Agency guidelines)
- VIP Ticket Service: Opportunity to purchase additional tickets, access prime tickets, and ticket exchange privileges by calling the box office
- Parking Reservation Service: Access to the heated underground parkade at the Centennial Concert Hall by calling the Development office. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis
- Invitation to attend a Sitzprobe (orchestra and singers’ rehearsal)
- Invitations to exclusive Camerata receptions
- Invitations to Opening Night post-show receptions with the artists
- Name recognition in a variety of MO publications
VIRTUOSO $2,000 – $2,999
All of the Patron benefits plus:
- A personlized behind-the-scenes tour of the set and stage, by request
- Invitation to attend a working rehearsal with the artists
MAESTRO $3,000 – $4,999
All of the Virtuoso benefits plus:
- An autographed production Memento
IMPRESARIO $5,000 +
All of the Maestro benefits plus:
- Access backstage to meet the artists following your selected performance, by request
- Opportunity to sit backstage during a performance, upon request
Benefits are tailored for Impresario Circle donors at $10,000 + (ie. invitation to a General Director’s lunch or dinner)
It is through the remembrances of others that we see our lives have had an impact. There are several ways of making a tribute gift to Manitoba Opera.
Celebrate the life of that special opera lover with a contribution to Manitoba Opera. Supporting the art form they enjoyed is a lasting testament to their commitment to the beauty and power of opera.
Acknowledge important milestones while supporting Manitoba Opera. Whether for a birthday, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, or just to say thank you, an “in honour” gift is a thoughtful choice for the art enthusiast.
Become a member of the Encore Circle with the inclusion of a gift to Manitoba Opera in your estate planning. Your bequest speaks to your love of opera, your belief in the arts community of Manitoba, and your commitment to preserving this art form for the next generation.
Please share your intention to leave a bequest to Manitoba Opera so that we may thank you appropriately for your generosity.
The Manitoba Opera Endowment Fund
We pride ourselves on producing incredible opera, and we need the support of The Manitoba Opera Endowment Fund to maintain the future organizational stability and artistic flexibility. Your investment in the future of opera demonstrates your passion and commitment to this stunning art form.
Generous donations from our supporters are held in perpetuity by The Winnipeg Foundation. Gifts continue to increase through matching contributions made possible by Canadian Heritage’s Endowment Incentives program, and through matching offered by The Winnipeg Foundation.
Endowment gifts are tax-deductible, and leave a lasting legacy with a profound impact on Manitoba Opera. Gifts of securities or stock options are tax-deductible as well. Donors may establish their own named fund through The Winnipeg Foundation for Manitoba Opera.
Your gift today will resonate for years to come, further strengthening and invigorating Manitoba Opera. Thank you for being an integral part of our vision for the future.