Maestro Circle

Created in 2009 to honor Maestro Robert Lyall’s tenth season with New Orleans Opera, the Maestro Circle is an exclusive group of donors contributing above $10,000 annually. The artistic leadership he has shown over the past decade could not come to life without the financial leadership of our more generous supporters.

Leadership gifts at the Maestro Circle level are truly the cornerstones of New Orleans Opera’s annual campaign. Donors receive special recognition in Opera materials and qualify for all Mastersigner benefits as well as exclusive private donor access events and underwriting opportunities.

For more information about how your leadership gift makes great opera possible, or to make your pledge, contact Bart Folse, Director of Development, at (504) 267-9532.


New Orleans Opera Association is grateful to the following for their ongoing and consistent generosity to our company:


Platinum Circle ($20,000+)

Mrs. Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin

Drs. Emel Songu & Ranney Mize

Mr. & Mrs. Rawley M. Penick III

Mr. J. Robert Pope

Mr. John G. Turner & Mr. Jerry G. Fischer

Mrs. Debra Hirsch Wood


Gold Circle ($10,000+)

Drs. Nicolas & Haydee Bazan

Mr. Arthur A. Crais Jr.

Mrs. Betty Brooks Doss

Mr. & Mrs. Erik F. Johnsen

Mr. & Mrs. Edward F. Martin

Dr. Andrew Orestano

Drs. Rand & Terry Voorhies

Mr. Joseph Young Jr. & Dr. Aysen Young

Mr. Jerry W. Zachary & Mr. Henry Bernstein