Individual Giving

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Charitable contributions provide critical support for Cincinnati Opera throughout the year. Gifts of all sizes help to:

  • Present mainstage productions and community performances
  • Build tomorrow’s audience
  • Present free public opera programs
  • Inspire and train future artists

When you join our family of donors or renew your support, you play a key role in the success of Cincinnati Opera. Every gift helps us bridge the significant gap between the price of tickets and the true cost of producing beautiful, magical, and thrilling performances. Your partnership is invaluable!

In appreciation of your generosity, every donor will receive a window cling to show your support of Cincinnati Opera. Donor benefits that give you access to rehearsals, cast parties, discounted merchandise and dining, and more begin at the $75 Friend level. See our full list of benefits below.

Recurring gifts are a wonderful way to support Cincinnati Opera while spreading payments across a quarterly or monthly schedule. Simply check “yes” next to the recurring gift option on the donation page, and indicate your gift amount and frequency.

A gift to Cincinnati Opera is a generous and thoughtful way to honor a birthday, celebrate an anniversary, or remember friends and family members no longer with us. The online donation form has a box to provide the name of the person you are honoring with your gift. If you want the individual or family to receive notice of your gift, please provide the contact name and address in the comments box. All honor and memorial gifts are listed in the season program book.

Make your contribution go farther with an employer matching gift. Contact your human resources department to learn more; many businesses have generous programs.


  1. Online: Give online using our secure payment process
  2. By mail: Make check payable to “Cincinnati Opera” and send to
    Cincinnati Opera
    30 Garfield Place, Suite 800
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
  3. By phone: Call Teddy Gumbleton at (513) 768-5520.

To learn more about donor benefits or ask a question regarding gifts or Opera programs, please contact Michelle Devine, Individual Giving Manager, at (513) 768-5565 or

Cincinnati Opera is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to the Cincinnati Opera are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. The Opera’s tax identification number is 31-0549044.


Cincinnati Opera Family
All donors

  • I ♥ Cincinnati Opera window cling


$150 –$299

  • 2017 season poster
  • Delizioso card (dining discounts)
  • Opera Shop 20% discount card
  • All benefits listed above

$300 – $749

  • Invitation to one dress rehearsal (R)
  • Invitation to one cast party (R)
  • Acknowledgment in the 2017 season program book
  • Eligibility to join the Cincinnati Opera Guild (U)
  • All benefits listed above

$750 – $1,499

  • Invitation to behind-the-scenes event with principal artists (R)
  • Backstage tour (R)
  • Opportunity to sponsor a performance of “The Essentials (U)
  • All benefits listed above

Advocates Society
$1,500 – $2,999

  • Invitation to one dress rehearsal (R)
  • Donor Lounge Access Pass
  • Invitation to one cast party (R)
  • Opportunity to sponsor a production team member (U)
  • All benefits listed above

Ambassadors Society
$3,000 – $5,999

  • Major Donor parking pass
  • Invitation all cast parties (R)
  • All benefits listed above

Corbett Society
$6,000 – $11,999

  • Invitation to one dress rehearsal (R)
  • Invitation to the annual Major Donor party (R)
  • Invitations to the Meet-the-Artists Brunch (R)
  • Autographed 2017 season poster
  • Assistance obtaining tickets to other opera companies
  • All benefits listed above

Inner Circle
$12,000 – $24,999

  • Reserved seating at Opera in the Park (R)
  • Opportunity to underwrite a principal artist
  • Young artist performance at a private event (U)
  • Autographed production photo
  • Opportunity to travel with Cincinnati Opera’s General and Artistic Directors
  • All benefits listed above

Director’s Circle
$25,000 and above

  • Invitation to Director’s Circle dinner (R)
  • Invitation to Artistic Director’s Luncheon (R)
  • Invitation to Opera Fusion: New Works workshop (R)
  • Access to rehearsals during the 2017 season (U)
  • Premium seating at Cincinnati Opera fundraising events
  • Director’s Circle assistance hotline
  • All benefits listed above
(R) Reservations required, limited to two (2) persons
(U) Upon request

Donor categories based on cumulative annual giving. Benefits are non-transferable. Passes, invitations, and coupons will be mailed to you in early June, prior to the first opera of the season. For questions regarding donor benefits, please contact Michelle Devine at (513) 768-5565 or