Your Patronage: The Oxygen that Helps Us Sing


For over 400 years, patronage has been a vital ingredient to opera across the world. Today, more than ever, this glorious art form would not exist without it.

Victorian Opera’s loyal and generous patrons enable our company and our art form to flourish. Together, we reimagine the potential of opera and musical theatre, for everyone.

Emerging from the challenges of 2020, Victorian Opera is immensely grateful for the dedicated support from our family of patrons. Our community continues to help us weather the storm with their investment in our present and future. They champion our company and art form with their sustained trust, making it possible for us to adapt with vision, ambition and enthusiasm.

Patronage backs Victorian Opera’s capacity to commission new works, engage the greatest talents of our generation – be they singers or theatre makers – and invest in the next wave of emerging artists. It supports our education programs, creating opportunities for young people to encounter opera, and establishing the next generation of audiences.

We invite you to join our growing family of supporters. You will enjoy behind-the-scenes access, hear new works in development, preview upcoming productions, and socialise with the stars of today and tomorrow.

Experience your patronage at work first-hand and let us say thank you for your commitment to Victorian

Patrons’ Engagement Program activities will be announced in our monthly Patrons’ Prelude e-newsletter and on our Patrons' Engagement Program page.

More information

Peter Garnick, Philanthropy Executive
0423 068 833

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.  Membership in the Patron Program is for 12 months from the date of donation.

Prefer a paper form? A printable donation form with EFT details is available for your convenience. Download using the button below.

Leave a Legacy - 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. 

For information on how to include Victorian Opera in your Will, including preferred wording, please download our printable bequest pack.

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

Contact us

If you would like any information about Victorian Opera’s support programs, please contact Louise O’Loughlin, Development Manager, or (03) 9001 6405.