A Vibrant History. A Meaningful Vision. A Visionary Future.

With a thoughtful blend of artistic creativity, programmatic imagination, and solid stewardship, Opera Carolina has been transformed into a dynamic and highly valued company. Our goal is to grow from great to superlative. Our vision to elevate the company as the leading cultural force for Greater Charlotte and to join the ranks of the nation’s top-tier regional opera companies, and to elevate opera as an artistic medium through accessible programming.

We invite you to PARTNER with us on this journey to transform Opera Carolina into a world-class organization that brings artistic and civic distinction to our city and our state for generations to come.

Your partnership with Opera Carolina is an investment in your community and will inspire excellence in the arts and education, engaging our diverse community in imaginative ways, and attracting and retaining the very best talent for the enrichment of our community.

TOGETHER, we will make a difference.

About Opera Carolina

  • Largest professional Opera company in the Carolinas
  • 40% of the Opera Carolina audience travels from outside Mecklenburg County to attend, from as far as Charleston, Raleigh, and Atlanta.
  • Education department impacts more than 40,000 young people each year in the Carolinas
  • Grand Opera audience of more than 15,000 annually.
  • Opera Carolina is the only Charlotte arts organization featured on National Public Radio alongside Milan, Vienna and London!

About Our Audience

  • 75% of Opera subscribers have an annual household income of $75,000+.
  • 50% of Opera Carolina’s audience has post-graduate degrees.
  • Opera Carolina’s average annual attendance:
    • Grand Opera: 15,000+
    • Education programs: 40,000+

You can play a vital role in achieving our vision to further elevate the company as a leading cultural force for Greater Charlotte.

You can play a vital role in achieving our vision to further elevate the company as a leading cultural force for Greater Charlotte.

 

Give Now

Your partnership with Opera Carolina is an investment in your community. With greater resources, we can expand our mission and elevate the region’s quality of life by presenting excellent Grand Opera, impactful education programs and innovative community performances. Please choose the way you would like to make a difference today. A full list of levels and benefits is available to you below. Gifts of all sizes make an impact in serving the community through operatic programs and performances. We are grateful for your generosity!

For more information please contact the Opera Development Department, ext. 104.

Why Give to Opera Carolina?

Your Philanthropic Support

We invite you to partner with us to make Opera Carolina a more creative and robust organization with the capacity to enhance access to its world-class cultural programming and services. Together, we will make Opera Carolina stronger today, and tomorrow.

Improve Access to Cultural Programming

We seek to enrich the lives of the region’s underserved communities. Donations make our programs more affordable and accessible to local residents and increase performance opportunities to local artists thereby providing them with a reliable source of income and furthering their professional development.

Enhance the Life of our Learners

Our education programs touch the lives of more than 40,000 students, teachers and families across more than fifteen counties each year. Your support enables us to deepen our relationship with partner schools, provide our education department with more robust resources and increase inclusion by reaching new student audiences.

Elevate the Quality of Our Grand Opera Production

Help us bring cultural distinction to the company by engaging distinguished artists from across the globe, nurture the talent of both local and national singers, produce innovative productions and launch initiatives to attract new audiences.

Join the Verdi Society

For more information on how to support Opera Carolina, please contact the Opera Development Department, ext. 104

  • Diamond Circle
  • Gold Circle
  • Silver Circle

Join The Encore! Society

For more information on how to support Opera Carolina, please contact the Opera Development Department, ext. 104

  • Benefactor
  • Patron
  • Sustaining Members
  • Supporting Members
  • Debut Members

The Opera Carolina Endowment

Ways to Give

Make a gift in your Will or Trust
Charitable bequests through your will are among the easiest ways to make significant future gifts to the individuals and charities that matter most to you.

Name Opera Carolina as a Beneficiary of an Account
Your retirement accounts, life insurance policies, or savings and investment accounts are very likely a significant portion of your net worth. And because of special tax considerations, they could make an excellent choice for funding a charitable gift.

Create a Charitable Trust
Creating a charitable remainder trust can provide you with an income stream, significant tax savings, and the satisfaction of providing Opera Carolina with vital long-term resources.

Other Assets to Give
While cash is the simplest asset to donate to Opera Carolina, giving assets such as stocks, bonds or property can provide you with a charitable deduction, and may also offer additional tax savings.

Donate Now

We thank you for including Opera Carolina in your life. With donors like you, we can achieve the extraordinary through artistic excellence and meaningful engagement. Together, we make an incredible impact on our community. We welcome you into our donor family and look forward to sharing transformative opera experiences with you in the seasons ahead!

To send your donation directly to Opera Carolina, please see our mailing address below.

1600 Elizabeth Ave
Charlotte, NC 28204

For more information on making a gift to Opera Carolina please contact Eileen M. Pronobis, CFRE at Eileen@operacarolina.org or 704-332-7177, Ext. 104

*Your gift to Opera Carolina is tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Additional Ways to Get Involved:

BRAVO! Young Professionals

BRAVO! is Opera Carolina’s premier group for young professionals who want to explore and enjoy Charlotte’s vibrant performing arts scene. BRAVO! offers a variety of exciting social and educational activities, including co-hosted events with our fellow young professional groups in the arts community.

Getting involved with BRAVO! is easy. Fill out our online form to join. Questions? Call 704.332.7177 ext. 110 or bravo@operacarolina.org.

BRAVO! Membership

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

  • Social media notification of events and Opera performances
  • Opportunities to network with other young professionals in the Charlotte area
  • Special ticket offers on performances

Opera Guild of Charlotte

Mission and Purpose

The Opera Guild of Charlotte, Inc. is committed to furthering musical education and appreciation freely and without profit. Our goal is to promote greater interest in the art of the Opera, and to lend assistance and financial aid to Opera Carolina and other similar organizations.

The History of The Opera Guild

The Guild was founded in 1954 with its primary purpose to provide financial assistance for Opera productions, and to further musical appreciation and education in the area. Through more than half a century of its existence, the Guild has contributed over $1 million to Opera Carolina.

From the beginning, the Guild was interested in providing support for young music lovers. It worked to arrange free matinees for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school children, as well as support music education programs in the schools.

In 1969 the Guild formally established their own Vocal Competition for aspiring young singers in the Mecklenburg schools. Presently, the program is open to collegiate students and young professionals in both North and South Carolina. Since the scholarship program began, more than 155 students from North and South Carolina have been awarded monetary prizes to help them continue their musical education.

 

Join The Opera Guild

Make new friends and enjoy the beauty of the Opera from a whole new angle. Join the Opera Guild and be part of the movement to ensure the integrity of Charlotte’s Opera future through scholarship, education and continuation of quality performances.

To learn more about the Guild please send your name, address and phone number to:

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Opera Guild of Charlotte, Inc.
P.O. Box 470132
Charlotte, NC 28247-0132