PRODUCTION Underwriting

One of these major roles may be just right for you!

2014 Production Underwriting - La Donna del Lago, 2013

(Pictured: The Santa Fe Opera's production of La Donna del Lago starring Lawrence Brownlee, Joyce DiDonato, and Marianna Pizzolato. Photo by Ken Howard, 2013.)

Our major donors and sponsors enjoy an insider's perspective on The Santa Fe Opera and share the pride of ownership as full-fledged creative partners. Major gifts of $10,000 or more can be directed to specific sponsorships that reflect your personal passions and tastes. To thank you for your generous support, the Opera makes a special effort to involve you in activities related to your sponsorship and to provide you with exclusive, behind the scenes access and information. These benefits are designed to enrich and enhance your opera experience in deeply meaningful ways as the creative team and performers work together to conceive, build and rehearse your production.

Consortium Underwriting – Gifts of $10,000 to $25,000
Joining a consortium offers the fun and satisfaction of “owning” a new opera production for substantially less than a typical six or seven-figure underwriting gift and helps The Santa Fe Opera to meet the costs associated with this wonderful operatic art form. As a thank you for your generous support, Consortium Underwriters receive:

-Priority seating for season subscriptions
-VIP access to reserved premium tickets throughout the season & ticket exchange privileges
-Valet parking privileges prior to performances
-Two passes to all dress rehearsals and to Apprentice Scenes Working Rehearsals
-Pre-performance and intermission Opera Club access for you and your guest
-Program book recognition on the Cast Page
-Your name on the Production Banner displayed on production nights
-A signed Production Photo
Plus, exclusive invitations for two to: The Opening Night Dinner, Opening Night Cast or Company Party, Apprentice Singer Showcases, Master Classes, Leadership Dinner and Luncheon, Insider access to special events

Principal Artist/Creative Team Sponsor – Gifts of $50,000
Become a lead investor by helping to sponsor a Principal Artist or a Creative Team Member (Conductor, Director, or Scene, Costume or Lighting Designer). In addition to all of the benefits that accrue to Production Underwriters, Principal Artist/Creative Team Sponsors receive the following benefits:

-Premium seating for two at the Opening Night Dinner
-Special backstage visit and photo with the Sponsored Artist or Creative Team Member
-Program Book recognition on the Production Page

btn - Donate Now Or to learn more about these and other special gift opportunities, please contact The Santa Fe Opera's Director of External Affairs Robert Meya by email at