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Corporate Sponsorship


It is our passion to bring you extraordinary masterpieces rooted in the 18th-century French opera tradition. Opera Lafayette's continued growth and success rely in great part on the patronage and generous support of individual, foundation, and corporate donors, to whom we are deeply grateful. We hope you will consider joining or rejoining our family of donors. Your support nourishes Opera Lafayette's artistic growth and ensures that we will be able to bring great programming for years to come.


Opera Lafayette is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


In addition to cash gifts, Opera Lafayette welcomes giving by:


Donations of Stock


Opera Lafayette accepts stock donations through a Fidelity brokerage account. Please notify Opera Lafayette staff when donating stock.



Employee/retiree matching gift programs

If your employer offers matching gifts, your dollars can go twice as far in supporting Opera Lafayette.






One sentence in your will can help ensure Opera Lafayette’s future for years to come.



In Memoriam

Honor a departed loved one with a contribution to Opera Lafayette in his or her name.



In-kind gifts



Does your business make goods or provide services that could be helpful to Opera Lafayette? Areas of need include, but are not limited to, lodging and transportation for artists, particularly around performance dates, as well as food and beverage donations for events.





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Opera Lafayette is deeply grateful to the more than 250 individuals,foundations and corporations who provide support and sustain our operations.

We hope that you will consider joining or rejoining this wonderful community of opera enthusiasts.

Donor Levels

For information on Opera Lafayette's quarterly payment plan, please call (202)546-9332.

  • Corporate Sponsorship
    Benefits to be discussed inconsultation with Opera LafayetteTrustees

  • Production andRecording Underwriter
    ($50,000 and above)
    All the below benefits plus Benefits to be discussed inconsultation with Opera LafayetteTrustees

  • Producers Circle
    All the below benefits plus
    ~ Underwrite individual production
    elements in consultation with
    Opera Lafayette Trustees
    ~ Highest level program recognition
    ~ Personalized ticket priority through Development Office
    ~ Private Dinner with Artistic Director Ryan Brown

  • Artists Circle
    All the below benefits plus
    ~ Artists Circle ticket priority
    ~ Artists Circle program recognition
    ~ Invitation to annual dinner at a private residence in honor of 
    upcoming season

  • Trustees Circle
    All the below benefits plus
    ~ Trustees Circle ticket priority
    ~ Trustees Circle program recognition
    ~ Invitation to lecture on seasonrepertory, followed bycocktail reception

  • Sustainers Circle
    All the below benefits plus
    ~ Sustainers Circle ticket priority
    ~ Sustainers Circle program recognition
    ~ Invitation to select dress rehearsals or other behind-the-scenes activities

  • Patrons Circle
    All the below benefits plus
    ~ Patrons Circle ticket priority
    ~ Patrons Circle program recognition
    ~ Complimentary Opera Lafayette recording

  • Donors Circle
    ~ Donors Circle ticket priority
    ~ Donors Circle program recognition
    ~ Copy of Opera Lafayette performance programs signed by artists (upon request)

  • Members Circle
    ~ Members Circle ticket priority in advance of general sale
    ~ Members Circle program recognition

  • Supporter
    ~ Supporter program recognition