Individual Giving

Become a supporting member of Opera Theater and enjoy the many benefits of being “behind the scenes.” Benefits may include dress rehearsal passes, discounts, private gatherings with the artists, and invitations to related social events. Most importantly, your gift goes directly toward the artistic and education programs that will make the Opera Theater SummerFest one of the premiere musical experiences in Western Pennsylvania.

Opera, the most exhilarating of art forms, is also the most expensive to produce; it combines highly trained singers, chorus, a full orchestra, dancers, and elaborate sets and costumes. Ticket revenues, however, can cover only about a third of the production costs. We rely on donations from patrons like you to meet the remaining cost of presenting opera. Your tax-deductible contribution allows us to stage opera of the highest quality, to provide education and outreach programs to the community at large, and provide Pittsburgh with a summer festival of breath-taking live performances.

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house.
     —Maria Callas

Since 1978, Opera Theater has served the needs of a distinct market of music drama audiences in the greater Pittsburgh region. By presenting high-quality productions of music drama, Opera Theater continues to work at the forefront of the genre. In its 30-year history, Opera Theater has presented more than twenty Pittsburgh premieres, many of them American operas that would not have been produced by other companies in the region. Only with your support can Opera Theater continue to produce high quality opera and offer tickets at an affordable price.

Opera Theater would like to thank our current donors. Your generosity and support is appreciated!

For help with any questions regarding Individual Giving, or to make a donation by phone, please contact Scott Timm at 412-621-1499 or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.