Lyric Opera Baltimore was formed by the The Lyric Foundation in 2009 with the intention of restoring grand opera productions at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
The Baltimore region has a substantial and sophisticated audience for opera and Lyric Opera Baltimore is committed to bringing grand opera back. The theatre is undergoing an extensive back-stage renovation during 2010-2011. Throughout this time, Lyric Opera Baltimore will present inventive operatic events and musicales to continue to raise awareness of our efforts. Donations from these events, as well as a separate significant fund-raising effort, will be used as seed money for the future of grand opera in the newly renovated Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
Why support Lyric Opera Baltimore?
- Ticket sales only cover a portion of the cost of productions. The remainder is made up by the generosity of public funding, corporations, foundations, and individuals.
- Opera brings the arts together – musicians, dancers, artists, technicians, designers and of course magnificent singers.
- Over 50,000 community members attend and participate in performances, student events and outreach programs throughout the region.
Your gift will impact more than 50,000 people!
Young people from the State of Maryland and the mid-Atlantic region will be thrilled by one of their first arts experiences through the education and outreach programs.
People will experience a live grand opera performance.
Senior citizens will attend special events or outreach programs.
Students and their teachers will see a final dress rehearsal of a grand opera production.
Area students will be awarded the opportunity to attend the Modell PAC/Lyric’s Summer Opera Camp.
As a donor, the following opportunities are available to you:
Bizet $250 or more
Year-long recognition in performance programs
Rossini $500 or more
All the benefits of Bizet plus:
Season Study Guide
Two Dress Rehearsal passes for one opera
Rosa Ponselle Council $1,500 or more
All the benefits of a Rossini plus:
Complimentary Coat Check
Admittance to one intermission reception
Advance invitation to pre-performance dinners and brunches
Rosa Ponselle Council Oro $2,500 or more
All the benefits of the Rosa Ponselle Council plus:
Admittance to two intermission receptions
Rosa Ponselle Sterling Silver Pacé Pin
Two Dress Rehearsal passes for an additional opera (total of two operas)
Admittance to one educational program at The Modell Lyric before each opera production
Mozart $5,000 or more
All the benefits of the Rosa Ponselle Council Gold plus:
Admission to all intermission receptions
Two Dress Rehearsal passes for an additional opera (total of three operas)
Invitation to a private backstage tour
Complimentary parking for one performance
Admittance to two educational programs at The Modell Lyric prior to each opera production
Wagner $10,000 or more
All the benefits of the Mozart plus:
Designation as a Performance Underwriter
Two additional Dress Rehearsal passes for three operas
Complimentary parking for two performances
Access to house seats for all Modell Lyric performances
Private phone line for advanced ticket sales
Admittance to a maximum of three educational programs at The Modell Lyric prior to each opera production
Puccini $25,000 or more
All the benefits of the Wagner plus:
Designation as a Production Underwriter
Four additional Dress Rehearsal passes for three operas
Complimentary parking for all opera performances
Invitation to Cast Party after final performance
Verdi $50,000 and above
All the benefits of the Puccini plus:
Designation as a Season Underwriter
Musicale in your home accompanied by
Artistic Director James Harp
Please use the attached link to donate on our homepage at lyricoperahouse.com or for more information call Kathleen Grayson, Director of External Relations at 410-900-1162