Give Voice To Your Passion For Opera!
Individual donor support fuels the excellence that ticket sales alone cannot sustain. In fact, ticket sales alone fund less than half of the Florentine Opera’s important mission. Your gift helps secure world class singers, builds stunning sets and costumes, and unleashes the power of the human voice accompanied by a full orchestra and chorus…
Your gift also does so much more. Beyond the critically acclaimed main stage productions you love, your support:
- Trains the next generation of American opera stars through our Studio Artist Program
- Gives thousands of Milwaukee-area students their first magical experience with opera through our School Touring Production, Get Opera Workshops, and Free Student Ticket Program
- Connects the Florentine in the community by providing dozens of free performances, including the popular Colectivo concert series
Give like you are in an opera, and be our hero!
It takes over 3 million dollars to fulfill all aspects of our community and artistic mission.
In the era of decreased institutional support, passionate and generous individuals are the lifeblood of opera!
Join The Chorus Of A Thousand Supporters!
What Can My Gift Do?
- A gift of $25 provides teacher guides and materials for one in-school opera program.
- A gift of $50 provides a musical score for a chorus member for one opera production.
- A gift of $150 builds future opera audiences by providing two sponsored tickets for students to experience their first opera.
- A gift of $200 provides a wig and make-up demonstration for high school students.
- A gift of $500 underwrites a free community performance.
- A gift of $1,000 provides a performance of this season’s School Touring Production at a Milwaukee-area school.
- A gift of $2,500 provides the magic of wigs, make-up, and costumes for one of our leads.
- A gift of $5,000 grows the next generation of American opera stars by underwriting a talented Studio Artist to perform a role.
- A gift of $10,000 brings the voice of the entire chorus to a production.
- A gift of $15,000 would support one of our talented young Studio Artists for the entire season!
- A gift of $25,000 supports an opening night performance of a mainstage production.
- A gift of $35,000 would sponsor the School Tour for a season.
- A gift of $50,000 would name you the Title Sponsor for the upcoming production of Three Decembers.
- A gift of $75,000 names the Florentine Studio Artist Program for the Season.
- A gift of $150,000 would name you the ‘Season-Long Sponsor’ of the Florentine’s productions.
Please consider making a gift to our annual campaign, and add your voice to our chorus of supporters.
With questions about the Annual Campaign, contact Kelly Schlicht, Development Manager, at 414-291-5700x 212.
The Florentine Opera Appreciates Your Generous Support And Is Pleased To Offer The Following Cumulative Donor Benefits:
$1 – $149
Our eternal gratitude and invites to meet the cast events and other special donor events
$150 – $499
Invites to meet the cast events and other special donor events
Your name(s) in the printed donor listing in all mainstage program
$500 – $999 (new)
All of the above, plus complimentary household passes to attend Champagne Receptions held during intermission of all mainstage productions
You may also choose to sponsor a school to receive a performance of our touring children’s opera
$1,000 – $2,499 (new)
All of the above, plus special invites to a dress rehearsal
$2,500 – $4,999
All of the above, plus complimentary librettos for all mainstage productions
$5,000 – $ 9,999
All of the above, plus complimentary Marcus Center parking passes and invites to special Aria Society events and parties featuring entertainment by our stunning vocal artists
$10,000 – $14,999
All of the above, plus title page recognition as a matinee performance sponsor OR sponsor of a supporting artist or area of production, i.e. costume design, wigs and make-up, etc.
$15,000 – $24,999
All of the benefits, up to and including Aria Society membership, plus title page recognition as an opening night performance sponsor OR sponsor of a lead artist
$25,000 – $49,999
All of the benefits, up to and including Aria Society membership, plus your choice of recognition as sponsor of a performance or lead artist. You may also request a private vocal performance by Florentine singers at a party or soiree.
$50,000 – $74,999 (new)
All of the benefits, up to and including Aria Society membership, plus recognition as production sponsor
$75,000 – $99,000 (new)
All of the benefits, up to and including Aria Society membership, plus top billing as the presenting title sponsor of a mainstage production
Recognition for gifts at this level will be customized to name or support a special area of artistic creation at the Florentine Opera