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Membership Programs

Golden Gate Opera has been passionate about bringing opera to Marin County since 2002. We pride ourselves on delivering lively and innovative operas and special events to the public. We have created an educational outreach program for young adults and believe that making opera relatable will enrich their lives and bring the theater experience to the general public.
There are many ways for you to support Golden Gate Opera. By giving a membership donation, you are making an investment in keeping the arts alive in Marin County. See the member benefits you can enjoy by being part of our family.

Friends of GGO – Membership & Benefits

Friend – $75

Note: Your donation goes directly to Golden Gate Opera and is 100% Tax-Deductible

Sustainer benefits:

  • Free Preview
  • General Director, Roberta Wain-Becker gives you a preview of the upcoming Opera
  • Complimentary attendance to cast costume fitting
  • 10% discount at the Opera Shop at Marin Center
  • Exclusive invitation to special presentation at a Marin County college campus
  • Beyond the Stage member newsletter
  • Included in Program Playbill acknowledgement

Sustainer – $150

Note: Your donation goes directly to Golden Gate Opera and is 100% Tax-Deductible

All Friend benefits, plus:

  • Complimentary admittance to Director and Designers round table

Angelic Chorus – $300

Note: Your donation goes directly to Golden Gate Opera and is 100% Tax-Deductible

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Invitation to a Final Dress Rehearsel
  • Complementary tickets for 2 to a reknowned Golden Gate Opera Aria Party

Bel Conto Role – $500

Note: Your donation goes directly to Golden Gate Opera and is 100% Tax-Deductible

All Sustainer benefits, plus:

  • Meet the conductor, talk opera and sit in on an Orchestra Rehearsal
  • Arrange a backstage tour with our production manager

Peter Statue and Christy Aweau at Carmen at the Villa


Grand Tier Circle – Membership & Benefits

Generous supporters with donations of $1000 and above are Members of our Grand Tier Circle for whom a richer experience awaits. Receive special recognition for supporting the artistic costs of the opera, and share in the enjoyment and camaraderie of special celebrations, social opportunities, educational activities, plus behind-the-scenes adventures that lead to a deeper appreciation of opera.
For opportunities to sponsor an orchestra member, solo singer, director, conductor or school education program, please call Roberta Wain-Becker at 415-370-1722.

Grand Patrons Circle – $1000
Grand Patrons benefits:

  • VIP Reception during Opera intermission at Marin Civic Center intermission
  • Invitations to rehearsals, auditions and set construction, when available.
  • Invitations to special private wine and olive oil tasting tours at fine vineyards & ranches.
  • 10% discount at our Lobby Opera Shop
  • Opera Program listing for twelve months
  • Letter of appreciation with our sincere thanks

Grand Directors Circle – $2,500
All Grand Patrons benefits, plus:

  • Opera performance dress rehearsal at the Marins Veterns Memorial Auditorium
  • Private visit with a winemaker at his barrels with an explanation of winemaking

Grand Producers Circle – $5,000
All Grand Directors benefits, plus:

  • Private luncheon with the Opera Conductor or Stage Director, and a host from our Board
  • A DVD of your choice of GGO opera

Grand Underwriters 
Circle – $10,000 and above

All Grand Producers benefits plus:

  • All of the Above Benefits plus:
  • Complimentary admission to Opening Night Gala
  • Closing Night Dinner with the principals

Grand Benefactors Circle – $20,000
All Grand Underwriters benefits plus:

  • Special underwriting opportunities and benefits, this includes giving you the world

Note: Benefit eligibility at any time is based on the total donations given during the prior twelve months. All invitations are for two people and are not transferable. Artist sponsors are invited to meet with their artists, if mutual arrangements can be made.