Extraordinary opera depends on extraordinary donors
Learn more about joining our community of supporters in a way that works for you. Your gift – no matter how large or small – directly impacts the programs that make Opera Santa Barbara the dynamic artistic organization you expect.
Did you know that ticket sales account for less than 40% of our production expenses of our main stage operas? With your support, we work to produce opera of the highest caliber and engage our community through diverse programs on and off stage.
Invest in the future of Central California’s premier professional opera company today with a one-time gift or as a monthly donor.
JOIN IMPRESARIO CIRCLE
Impresario Circle Members help guarantee the long-term stability of Opera Santa Barbara by making an annual contribution of $1,500 or more. Learn more about the benefits of joining our most dedicated group of supporters.
BUSINESS ALLIANCE MEMBERSHIPS
Local businesses and corporations know that the arts are good for business and the wellbeing of our community. Opera Santa Barbara’s BUSINESS ALLIANCE members enjoy free tickets and marketing benefits all season long in our opera programs and bi-monthly promotions.
SPONSORS YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST OR PRODUCTION
Opera Santa Barbara’s mainstage productions reflect the heart of our creative programming. Individual production and artist sponsorships are our most critical revenue source for realizing classic as well as new works. Contact our Development Office to learn how you can support your favorite opera, role, or artist as an individual or corporate sponsor. Sponsorships begin at $2,500 and must be received at least eight weeks prior to productions.
LA DOLCE VITA 2023: A NIGHT OF PUCCINI
Save the date for an unforgettable celebration of opera, elegance, and entertainment on Friday, May 19 at the Montecito Club. Sponsorships are now available; tickets go on sale April 3, 2023.
LEAVE AN OPERA LEGACY THROUGH THE BRAVO SOCIETY
The Bravo Society is Opera Santa Barbara’s way of honoring passionate donors who have made a commitment to the longevity and vitality of local opera by including us in their estate plans. Donors who direct their gifts – wills, trusts or other planned gifts to Opera Santa Barbara for immediate support OR to the company’s Permanent Endowment Fund are recognized throughout the season.
BECOME AN ARTIST HOST
Opera Santa Barbara brings some of the United States’ finest performers and creative teams to create the productions you see on our stage. Our ability to bring these artists to Santa Barbara is dependent on our Artist Hosts–Your hospitality enables live opera of the highest quality to flourish in our community! Get to know the individuals behind the roles and help our company save costly hotel fees.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Donate stocks and other assets: Please Development Department to confirm the timing of your transfer using these instructions.
Donate your used car, motorcycle or boat: Fill out the paperwork online and our nonprofit partner, CARS, will handle the rest, including pick-up at your home.
Employer Match: More than 1,000 companies and foundations in the US currently match their employees’ gifts to non-profit organizations like Opera Santa Barbara. Under a corporate matching gift program, donations made by eligible employees are matched with company or corporate foundation funds. Some employers even match your time by donating company dollars for each hour you volunteer! As your human resources department about supporting Opera SB.
Volunteer and be our Opera Ambassador: Donating your time as a volunteer for our events and behind the scenes operations on stage and off is priceless to our company and a great way to meet other opera lovers. Time commitments vary. Fill out our application to learn more about current opportunities.