Fiddler on the Roof  (2014). Photo by Janet Moore-Coll

Fiddler on the Roof (2014). Photo by Janet Moore-Coll

Give the Gift of Opera

Share the joy of music with your community. Your gift will not only ensure that high-quality, live opera remains in Charlottesville, but will provide education programs to music lovers of all ages free of charge, and to nurture Young Artists, Apprentice Singers, and interns.

Donors receive benefits of preceding levels:

Friend: up to $99 Our sincere thanks.

Contributor: $100-$249 Recognition in the season playbill.

Supporter: $250-$499 Invitation to the Summer Gala.

Patron: $500-$999 Invitations to special events throughout the year, and an opportunity to sponsor an intern.

Benefactor: $1,000-$4,999 Admission to opening night receptions.

Bronze Circle: $2,500-$4,999 Admission to cast parties and an opportunity to sponsor a young artist.

Silver Circle: $5,000-$9,999 Admission to designated technical rehearsals and an opportunity to sponsor a principle artist. 

Gold Circle: $10,000-$24,999 Private backstage tour for yourself and five guests and an opportunity to sponsor a production.

Platinum Circle: $25,000-$49,999 Dinner with Artistic and Executive Leadership and tickets given to students or an organization in your name, based on availability. 

Leadership Circle: $50,000 and above Performance by a principal artist at your home and season sponsorship opportunities. 

Give Now

Checks can be made to Charlottesville Opera, and mailed to our office: P.O. Box 2498, Charlottesville, VA 22902

To make a gift of stock, establish a planned gift, or make a credit card donation on the telephone, call (434) 293-4500.

Charlottesville Opera is a 501(c)3 organization.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Business Sponsorships

Business sponsors provide crucial support to Charlottesville Opera.

Sponsorship affirms a company's dedication to their community. Unlike more commercial forms of marketing, a sponsorship demonstrates a commitment to altruism. According to a Cone/Roper Benchmark Survey, 78% of adults said they would be more likely to buy a product if it is associated with a cause.

We work with sponsors to craft packages to meet their specific needs, and to offer a unique opportunity to cultivate clients, reach target markets, and be recognized for your business' role in the community. Benefits vary based on the individual sponsorship package and level of funding and may include but are not limited to:

  • Recognition onstage during pre-performance curtain speeches by Executive and Artistic Directors

  • A performance by Charlottesville Opera artists at a company event

  • Season subscriptions and individual tickets

  • Full page advertisement in playbills

  • Recognition in print ads and other publicity materials

  • Opportunity for company display in lobby before performance

  • Logo hyperlinked to company URL on Charlottesville Opera website and on relevant e-newsletters

We are also happy to consider special requests for custom benefits.

Sponsorship offers benefits other media do not:

  • Category exclusivity

  • Promote good will among customers, clients, and employees

  • Client entertainment opportunities

  • Enhanced brand image and loyalty by linking up with our image, appeal, and customer base

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact

Current Corporate Sponsors:

Media Sponsor:

89.7 FM and 88.5 FM HD 2 in Charlottesville

88.1 FM and 89.3 FM HD 2 in Waynesboro

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The 89.7 FM frequency is our primary concern. If we didn’t have 20+ frequencies between the 2 stations we would have had it added to the logos. If you aren’t familiar with HD Radio,  its really not as complicated as most people think. Its just digital broadcasting that allows us to broadcast both stations on 1 frequency. Most radios today offer the HD feature so you just tune to the primary FM signal and switch between HD1 and HD 2 to select either the RADIO IQ or the WVTF