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Donor Benefits

As a Cincinnati Opera donor, you have access to a number of exclusive benefits. From behind-the-scenes access to discounted merchandise and dining, these benefits are designed to enhance your opera experience and bring you closer to the art form you love. See our full list of 2019 season benefits below. Please check back for more information about 2020 season benefits.

Our 2019 season donor benefits are listed below. Please check back for more information about 2020 season benefits.

(R) reservations required   (U) upon request

All Donors

  • 2019 Cincinnati Opera window cling

  • Exclusive donor e-newsletter (new!)

Step-Up Benefit (new!)

  • All donors who increase to the next giving level are eligible to receive 2 tickets to the Back to the Zoo concert. Gifts must be made by April 12, 2019. (U)


  • Joseph-Beth Booksellers 20% Discount Card

  • 2019 Season poster (new!)

  • Advance notice of events

  • All benefits listed above

$150 –$299

  • Delizioso card (dining discounts)

  • Opera Shop 20% discount card

  • Opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public (new!)

  • All benefits listed above

$300 – $749

  • Invitation to one dress rehearsal (R)

  • Invitation to one cast party (R)

  • Acknowledgment in the 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 at Music Hall (R)

  • Backstage tour of beautiful Music Hall (R)

  • Opportunity to sponsor an Opera Education Performance (U)

  • One-night admission pass to the Donor Lounge, located in the new Taft Suite (R) (new!)

  • All benefits listed above

Leadership Giving

Advocates Society
$1,500 – $3,499

  • Invitation to two dress rehearsal (R)

  • Donor Lounge Access Pass to the Taft Suite

  • Invitation to donor legacy event (new!)

  • Invitation to two cast parties (R)

  • Opportunity to sponsor a production team member (U)

  • All benefits listed above

Ambassadors Society
$3,500 – $5,999

  • Major Donor parking pass

  • Invitation all cast parties (R)

  • Assistance obtaining tickets to other opera companies (U)

  • All benefits listed above

Corbett Society
$6,000 – $11,999

  • Invitation to three dress rehearsals (R)

  • Invitation to the annual Major Donor party (R)

  • Invitations to the Meet-the-Artists Brunch (R)

  • Autographed season poster

  • Reserved seating at Opera in the Park (R)

  • All benefits listed above

Inner Circle
$12,000 – $24,999

  • 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 all season dress rehearsals (U)

  • Premium seating at Cincinnati Opera fundraising events

  • Director’s Circle assistance hotline

  • All benefits listed above

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 Teddy Gumbleton at (513) 768-5520 or


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