Individual Membership

Our mission is to enrich the lives of all people by producing opera of the highest artistic quality and providing education opportunities through traditional and innovative approaches. Our vision is to connect all people through the joy of opera.


You can support our work by becoming a member today!

Simply CLICK HERE to sign up or renew your membership. 


Not ready to become a member? CLICK HERE to make a one time gift or CLICK HERE to make a recurring donation.

New Orleans Opera is a 501(c)(3) organization; contributions are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Consult your tax advisor about the implications of your charitable giving. Federal tax ID: 72-0272897.

New Orleans Opera Membership Benefits for the 2018-2019 Season

Benefits are available for the subscription season as outlined in the following  tiers. Each donor designation includes the benefits of the levels listed below it.


Contact the Development Office at (504) 267-9526 for more information about these exclusive patron levels.


For more information contact:
Director of Institutional Giving
Joanna Sternberg, 504-267-9526

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$20,000 +

  • Underwriting privileges for the program or production of your choice
  • Highest priority for all special events



$10,000 +

  • Complimentary admission for two to the Opera Club Holiday Party
  • Intimate receptions with artists and exclusive rehearsal access

Diamond Jubilee Mastersigner

$7,500 +

All the benefits below plus a generous donation to the 75th Anniversary Campaign

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Sustaining Mastersigner – $6,000 +

  • Preferred box office privileges with ticket exchanges between productions
  • Special access to a principal artist rehearsal, by invitation
  • Pre-performance access to Grand Suites lounge

Mastersigner – $4,000 +

  • Free parking at opera performances in the Mastersigners preferred parking area
  • Meet and greet our opera stars at exclusive private donor receptions
  • Free admission to VIP champagne intermission receptions at performances
  • Complimentary invitation to the exclusive Director’s Dinner at the Windsor Court Hotel
  • Free access to musical rehearsals with orchestra, chorus, and principal artists (Sitzprobe)
  • Free admission to Student Preview Performances (final dress rehearsals)

Benefactor – $2,000 +

  • Invitation to one meet-and-greet reception with the stars
  • Two free passes to an on-stage technical rehearsal
  • Two free tickets to an Opera Roundtable Orientation at the Guild Home
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Patron – $1,000 +

  • Access to premium box seat subscriptions
  • Go backstage before an opera with a free backstage tour
  • Free admission to one VIP intermission reception
  • Invitation to special open chorus rehearsal with introduction by Opera Staff

Diamond Jubilee Member – $750 +

  • Voting rights plus a $250 donation to our 75th Anniversary Campaign

Member – $500 +

  • Reserved seating for “Nuts and Bolts” pre-performance lectures
  • Voting rights at the NOOA Annual Meeting 
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