Donate and become a Patron


Patronage has played a central role in opera since its very beginnings. Without patronage, opera simply wouldn’t exist.

At Victorian Opera, the role of patrons is crucial. Their support allows our company to reimagine the potential of opera, for everyone.

Through the generous support and trust from devoted opera lovers, Victorian Opera is able to reach for the stars and realise projects with bolstered ambition and zeal.

Victorian Opera thanks our many generous Patrons.

As Australia’s leading developer of new opera, patronage enables us to take chances on works years in advance. It ensures we can support the very best talent, be it composers, directors, designers, or extraordinary singers, to produce these operas in workshops and bring them to life.

Victorian Opera nurtures aspiring young singers with formative musical training and expert guidance through a raft of education pathways. Artists, such as soprano Nicole Car, have earnt their stripes through our programs and Youth Opera productions; Nicole starred in our very first.

We invite you to join our family and be a patron. Enjoy exclusive access behind-the-scenes, preview new works in development as well as upcoming productions, and mix with the stars of today and tomorrow. 

View our 2020 Patrons' Engagement Program.

The future of opera is limitless, especially with your support.

Leadership Syndicate $40,000+
Artistic Director’s Circle $10,000+
Platinum Patron $5,000+
Gold Patron $2,500+
Silver Patron $1,000+
Bronze Patron $500+
Supporter $2 – $499

Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. We recognise the support of Bronze Patrons and above in all of our performance programmes.

Have your encore

Cast your mind back to your greatest moments at the opera. Sitting on the edge of your seat as the drama unfolds, holding your breath as a tenor reaches his highest note, and feeling thrillingly composed music grip you with the full embrace of an orchestra and cast of singers. 

What comes to mind? These are the memories we carry for a lifetime. 

Let your love of opera sing beyond your own lifetime through a Gift in Will to Victorian Opera.

Once you have provided for those closest to you, have your Encore with an enduring legacy and share your love of opera with the next generation. 

Contact us

If you are interested in becoming a Victorian Opera Patron, please contact Louise O’Loughlin, Development Manager, or (03) 9001 6405.

If you are interested having a confidential conversation about leaving a Gift in Will to Victorian Opera, please contact Peter Garnick, Philanthropy Executive, or (03) 9001 5882.