When you pledge annual support at or above $4000, you become a Mastersigner! This group of major donors has been a crucial element of New Orleans Opera’s annual individual support for over 30 years.
Mastersigners are eligible for many VIP benefits throughout the season:
- Free parking for opera performances
- VIP champagne receptions at intermission
- Special parties with the stars of each production
- The annual Director’s Dinner at Windsor Court Hotel
- Dress rehearsal passes
To pledge your Mastersigner support for this season, contact Director of Development Bart Folse at (504) 267-9532. Make your pledge now to receive all possible benefits for the coming season!
A message from the Mastersigner Co-Chairs
As Mastersigners Co-Chairs, we are delighted to welcome you to the 2016-17 season of the New Orleans Opera Association.
The Mastersigners are a group of opera lovers committed to the financial stability of the New Orleans Opera. Although our membership has now grown to over 100 members, we strive to further our growth in support of our opera company. Growth of the New Orleans Opera Association depends on the generosity of current and new Mastersigners who are determined that this marvelous art form will continue to prosper in New Orleans in future years.
Let us thank all of our current donors for their continued support and dedication to opera. To our new members, thanks and welcome to our family!
Ted & Louise Martin
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
Gold Circle ($10,000+) The Maestro Circle
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
Sustaining Mastersigners ($6,000+)
Mr. & Mrs. J. Scott Chotin Jr.
Mr. Emmet Geary Jr.
Jay Gulotta & Susan Talley
Mr. Donald I. Levy
Mr. Dwayne O. Littauer
Dr. & Mrs. William M. Meyers Jr.
Dr. Carolyn Prickett
Prof. Cynthia A. Samuel
Drs. Hernan Bazan & Jasmine Elison
Carole B. & Kenneth J. Boudreaux
Mr. Peter R. Brigandi Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Bruno
Mr. E. John Bullard III
Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Capritto
Dr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Dowling
Dr. & Mrs. Charles L. Dupin
Mr. & Mrs. John Eckholdt
Dr. & Mrs. John Fraiche
Mr. & Mrs. Keith B. Hall
Mr. & Mrs. Allain Hardin
Ms. Adrea D. Heebe
Dr. Nina M. Kelly
Mr. & Mrs. V. Price LeBlanc Jr.
James & Elizabeth Landis
Dr. & Mrs. W. Kenneth Mann Jr.
Ms. Sonya Moore
Mr. Harold C. Patin & Ms. Carol Allen
Lawrence & Nina Pugh
Susan and Vern Raburn
Karen and Leopold Sher
Jane & William Sizeler
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Stacey IV
Eleanor & Philip Straub
Dr. & Mrs. Richard L. Strub
Mr. & Mrs. James Swanson
Mrs. Phyllis M. Taylor
Mrs. Catherine B. Tremaine
Mr. Hugo C. Wedemeyer
Mr. & Mrs. James F. Willeford
Mr. George H. Wilson Jr.
Mrs. Debra Hirsch Wood
Special acknowledgement to Mr. Joseph Young Jr.
for founding the Mastersigners in 1981