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The Legato Society

The Legato Society

The Legato Society acknowledges the thoughtful generosity and foresight of those individuals who have included Opera Philadelphia in their estate plans as an important philanthropic commitment to opera’s future in Philadelphia.

Through their planned gifts, Legato Society members create a legacy that sustains and enables Opera Philadelphia to continue to revive, rediscover and redefine opera through momentous stories and virtuosic performances—experienced in both new works and repertory staples.

There are many ways to join the Legato Society including naming Opera Philadelphia as a beneficiary of your estate, retirement plan, or life insurance policy, or by setting up a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust. 

Not only can your gift provide potential exemptions from estate, capital gains, and/or income taxes*, but in making this commitment, you can be confident that you will be enabling the future of opera in Philadelphia. 

Additional Benefits

In addition to enabling the future of opera in Philadelphia, Legato Society members enjoy exclusive benefits throughout the season, including:

  • Invitations for two to all Champagne Intermission Receptions in the Academy of Music as well as two guest passes per season
  • Invitations to Legato Society luncheons and other exclusive events featuring Opera Philadelphia stars and Emerging Artists
  • Invitations to Between the Notes, an event series featuring scholarly guest speakers
  • Access to VIP Ticketing Services—concierge service with a dedicated phone line for priority ticketing, seating, and exchange requests
  • Recognition in the Legato Society section of every performance program

Contact Mark Nestlehutt, Director of Planned Giving, at 215.893.5905 or email nestlehutt@operaphila.org for more information or to join today.

Already a member?

Please be sure to complete our online Enrollment Form.


   Opera Philadelphia thanks BNY Mellon for its support of The Legato Society.

Complete our enrollment form if you're already a member. Contact Mark Nestlehutt, Director of Planned Giving, at 215.893.5905 or nestlehutt@operaphila.org for more information or to join today.

* Please consult your financial and/or legal advisors to determine which type of gift is best for you and for legal requirements regarding these gifts.

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