Become a Patron


As Victoria’s state opera company, we are firmly committed to sharing opera with all Victorians. Our vision is to present professional opera of the highest calibre, commission bold new Australian works, inspire our next generation of artists and ensure opera remains accessible to the wider community.

Become a Patron

Enjoy access to private recitals and talks, special behind the scenes events and regular updates on the company’s activityPatronage of Victorian Opera starts from $500.

Join a Giving Circle

Platinum Patrons and above may choose to designate their gift to a specific area of the company's work such as: 

Education Syndicate 
Directly support the company’s Education and Outreach work and inspire new audiences, aspiring performers, teachers and singers.

New Work Syndicate
Shape the future by supporting the development, workshopping and presentation of bold new Australian work.


Artistic Director’s Circle 
Take your support to the next level and help us bring the vision of Artistic Director, Richard Mills AM to life. Artistic Director’s Circle members are the foundation of support for Victorian Opera’s work onstage and in the community. It’s our highest individual donor program, offering you the opportunity to underwrite an artist, a school partnership, a production or a regional tour. As our way of saying thank you for your support, you’ll have the very best seats in our theatres, attend Opening Night post-performance functions and special dinners with our artists and creative team.



Victorian Opera's Encore Society 
Leaving a bequest in your Will is a wonderful way to make a donation that will have an impact beyond your lifetime. It is a powerful statement of your desire to support the work of Victorian Opera and a practical way to ensure that this company plays a permanent role for the people of Victoria, well into the future.

Once you have provided for those closest for you, please consider a gift to Victorian Opera. 

Every bequest, regardless of size, will ensure that beautiful singing, glorious music, and divine opera will continue to thrive.

If you are interested in becoming a Victorian Opera Patron or Bequestor, please contact:

Pooja Dutt, Individual Giving Manager on (03) 9001 6408
or email

Please be assured that any information you provide to Victorian Opera will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Additional Information

Supporting Victorian Opera ensures that your state opera company continues to deliver breathtaking opera and thrilling musical theatre all year round.

Supporter                 Up to $499
Bronze Patron                 $500+
Silver Patron                 $1,000+
Gold Patron                 $2,500+
Platinum Patron             $5,000+
Artistic Director's Circle $10,000+

Patrons' Behind the Scenes

Friday 27 January
Thursday 9 March
Tuesday 21 March
Thursday 27 April
Friday 16 June
Tuesday 5 September