NZ Opera



Our benefaction programme is a way that you can personally help to develop opera in this country. Take the opportunity to deepen your connection with New Zealand Opera and join us in bringing the magic of opera to more New Zealanders.
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  • Annual benefaction $250 – $20,000*
  • Ruby $250
  • Opal $500
  • Sapphire $750
  • Topaz $1,000
  • Pearl $1,250
  • Amethyst $1,500
  • Emerald $2,000
  • Aquamarine $3,000
  • Diamond $5,000
  • Aria Circle $10,000
  • Bravo Circle $20,000
  • Inner Circle more than $20,000

*Download the Benefaction brochure for details of benefits for each level of donation.

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Your donation, of whatever size, enables us to present world-class opera to New Zealand audiences. Your generosity is very much appreciated. As a Benefactor we invite you to experience a closer involvement with our artistic programme, to meet the artists in a social setting, and to share the limelight of this wonderful art form. BENEFITS OF BENEFACTION We offer nine tiers of benefaction or the opportunity to make a major gift and become a Circle Benefactor. You will receive privileges for your generosity, provide essential support for the company and enjoy a close involvement with us.

  • Acknowledgement in each souvenir programme
  • Invitation for two to interval drinks on the night you attend
  • One complimentary programme for each two people attending
  • Opportunity to attend 'meet the artist' events from time to time
  • Prioritised booking, processed ahead of public bookings, through the NZO Box Office
  • Benefactors discount on non-subscription bookings
  • Free ticket exchange with each opera season
  • Complimentary membership of the Friends of the Opera
  • Advance notice of opera activities and preferential bookings
  • Complimentary copies of our Voices magazine
  • All Benefactors are sent a receipt for tax deduction purposes so you may take advantage of tax concessions of up to one-third of the amount donated
  • Benefactors discount on non-subscription bookings through NZ Opera Box Office.
  • Two tickets to the final dress rehearsal for each opera in their city of residence. We offer you the opportunity to nominate up to four guests, who are either first time opera attendees or who are aged twenty-five and under, to attend final dress rehearsals with you.
  • ARIA CIRCLE - In addition to standard benefits, Aria Circle Benefactors receive: Two tickets to the final dress rehearsal for each main stage opera in their city of residence. Eight dress rehearsal tickets for guests who are either first time opera attendees or aged twenty five and under for each main stage opera in their city of residence. Credit in the programme as the supporter of a particular artist or member of the creative team for one opera each year. Invitations to attend gala opening nights and our supporters post performance receptions.
  • BRAVO CIRCLE - In addition to standard and Aria Circle benefits Bravo Circle Benefactors also receive: Expanded listing in each souvenir programme and on our website if required. Invitation for two to an exclusive Bravo Circle dinner with a number of cast members and creatives hosted by the General Director of New Zealand Opera.
  • INNER CIRCLE - Such Benefactors can have a unique relationship with NZ Opera, one that is tailor made to their own requirements and wishes.