Opera Philadelphia

Your Benefits

Your Membership Benefits

As a member of the Opera Philadelphia family of donors, you are entitled to a collection of benefits and rewards that will provide you with a premium operatic experience. From behind-the-scenes access to personalized ticketing services, these benefits are designed to deepen your connection with the Opera throughout the year.

A list of benefits according to giving program and level is below.

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Members are active partners in bringing great opera to Philadelphia and enjoy an enhanced connection to the art form through behind-the-scenes events.

Contact Guest Services at 215.732.8400 or [email protected] for more information or to join today.


($8 per month)

  • Be among the first to learn about the Opera's community events, artistic, initiatives, and special ticket offers
  • Save up to 10% on single ticket and event purchases (excludes the gala)
  • Member Ticket Service—priority consideration for ticketing, seating, and exchange requests
  • Private Sales—opportunity to purchase single tickets in advance of the general public for access to the best seats
  • Invitation to Between the Notes—a lecture series that delves into each production of the season given by scholarly guest speakers
  • Invitation to Discover Opera—an in depth lecture series that explores broad aspects of the art form
  • Commemorative Postcards featuring the season illustrations
  • Membership Card—use your card to receive special offers for members

($21 per month)

All of the privileges above, plus:

  • Invitation to the annual Emerging Artist Recital & Member Appreciation Reception 
  • Mailed copy of the Annual Report

($42 per month)

All of the privileges above, plus:

  • Recognition as a Sustainer member in the season-opening festival program book
  • Invitation for two to attend one final dress rehearsal in the Academy of Music or Kimmel Center

($83 per month)

All of the privileges above, plus:

  • Two Champagne Intermission Reception passes for the Academy of Music performance during O, our season-opening festival
  • Recognition as a Partner in the Membership section of every performance program
  • Invitation to a wandelprobe rehearsal and backstage tour of the Academy of Music
  • VIP experience at Opera on the Mall, the annual HD broadcast
  • Invitation for two to attend two final dress rehearsals at the Academy of Music and Kimmel Center
  • Waitlist privileges for sold out performances

Patron Program

The Patron Program is a vital force behind Opera Philadelphia's world-caliber artistic and community programming. Patrons enjoy the ultimate VIP experience at the opera house and invitations to exclusive social events throughout the season.

Contact VIP Services at 215.893.5908 or [email protected] for more information or to join today.

Wells Fargo Private Bank is the Official Sponsor of Opera Philadelphia's Patron Program.


Bronze Patron

All of the Membership privileges above, plus:

  • VIP Patron Service—personalized concierge service with dedicated phone line for priority in ticketing, seating, and exchange requests
  • Handling fees waived on single ticket purchases and exchanges
  • Champagne Intermission Receptions in the Academy Ballroom and at the Kimmel Center, along with two guest passes per season
  • VIP coat check and private restrooms
  • Meet the Artists—an intimate reception with the cast of a current production
  • Invitation for two to attend all dress rehearsals
  • Recognition in the Bronze Patron section of the performance program

Silver Patron

All of the Bronze Patron privileges above, plus:

  • Director's Salon—an event featuring a presentation from the creative team of a current production
  • Invitation to a working rehearsal
  • Increased ticket priority
  • Recognition in the Silver Patron section of the performance program

Gold Patron

All of the Silver Patron privileges listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to one pre-performance dinner or brunch
  • Increased ticket priority
  • Recognition in the Gold Patron section of the performance program

General Director’s Council

General Director's Council members play a play a pivotal role in the future of Opera Philadelphia through their annual contributions and enjoy intimate gatherings with Opera leadership and principal artists.

Contact Rebecca Ackerman, Director of Individual Giving and Advancement Services, at 215.893.5904 or [email protected] for more information.


Diamond Patron

All of the Gold Patron privileges above, plus:

  • Opening Night Cast Party—celebrate with the cast after each opening night of the season
  • General Director's Council Dinner with principal artists
  • General Director's Council Strategy Session—discuss future artistic plans and initiatives with the General Director and fellow Council members
  • Post-performance meet-and-greets with the cast
  • Increased ticket priority
  • Recognition in the Diamond Patron section of the performance program

Platinum Patron

All of the Diamond Patron privileges above, plus:

  • First priority in subscription seating, box seat purchases, and premium seat change requests
  • Opportunity to underwrite an Emerging Artist, community initiative, or event
  • Recognition in the Platinum Patron section of the performance program

Chairman’s Council & Leadership Circle

Members of the Chairman's Council and Leadership Circle underwrite the stars and productions that make Opera Philadelphia so special. Members enjoy unprecedented access to the artistic process and company operations, as well as the most exclusive VIP benefits when attending performances.

Contact Eva Toia, Director of Major Gifts, at 215.893.5906 or email [email protected] for more information.


Members of the Chairman’s Council Leadership Circle receive the most exclusive VIP benefits including all of the privileges above, plus:

  • Invitation to the Annual Chairman’s Opening Night Dinner
  • Exclusive dinners and events throughout the season with celebrity artists, hosted in private homes
  • Brunch or Dinner with the General Director and/or Opera leadership before underwritten performances
  • Invitations to exclusive workshops and closed rehearsals
  • Prominent recognition in performance programs and company communications
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