Opera Philadelphia

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 

  • Invitation to select events with artists throughout the season  

  • Invitation to Between the Notes, a lecture series featuring scholarly guest speakers  

  • Invitation to the Emerging Artist Recital & Member Appreciation Reception

  • Invitation to final dress rehearsals in Academy of Music

  • Invitation to champagne intermission receptions in the Academy of Music  

  • Invitation to the annual Legato Society Luncheon, which includes a lively presentation on financial planning
  • 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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