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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 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 

All events through March 31, 2021 will be held online so that you can continue to learn about and share your passion for this special art form while we cannot be together in person. 

  • Invitation to select virtual events with artists in conjunction with the 2020-2021 season  

  • Invitation to a Behind the Scenes virtual tour to delve into the fascinating backstage world that brings opera to life 

  • Invitation to Between the Notes, an event series featuring scholarly guest speakers  

  • Invitation for two to the Emerging Artist Recital & Member Appreciation Reception (spring 2021) 

  • Invitation for two to attend Tosca dress rehearsal in Academy of Music 

  • Invitations for two to the Tosca Champagne Intermission Reception in the Academy of Music  

  • Invitation to the Annual Member Meeting to learn about company plans and initiatives from Opera leadership and preview upcoming performances 

  • Recognition in the Legato Society section of every performance program 


Contact Michael Bolton, Planned and Individual Gift Officer, at 215.893.5927 or email bolton@operaphila.org for more information or to join today.

Fill out our Gift Planning Questionnaire by clicking the button above to share your plans with us. Contact Michael Bolton, Planned and Individual Gift Officer, at 215.893.5927 or email bolton@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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