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Patron’s Engagement Program

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Louise Lemke, Head of Development,
0403 584 940 or email

Experience your patronage at work first-hand and let us say thank you for your commitment to Victorian Opera.

Join us for behind-the-scenes access, hear new works in development, preview upcoming productions, and socialise with the stars of today and tomorrow.

Victorian Opera is fortunate to be able to have soloists from the world of opera and musical theatre join us across our year. The discussion around the importance of our audiences, and the connection between the artists on stage and the audience witnessing this extraordinary event, is front and centre of mind. Our Patrons play the principal role in supporting the work we do through their commitment in making a donation to Victorian Opera, ensuring we continue to thrive as a company and build upon our reputation as one of Australia’s leading arts organisations. In 2024 our Patrons’ Engagement Program will focus on delivering another year of surprising and captivating opportunities, where they experience first hand how their investment in Victorian Opera is utilised. The support of Patrons not only helps bring our mainstage season to the stage but our education, youth and special events. Each donation makes a significant impact and ultimately helps to bring opera and music theatre to the stage. With Patrons playing the principal role, we remain committed to the future of this artform.

Join our Patron family and…

• meet our young singers forging a career in the industry through our Opera Prize project
• listen to new works taking shape in the studio and follow their development through the eyes of the composer and librettist;
• preview the design and hear from the director as they talk through their vision for each production
• get to know how our education and youth programs and Victorian Opera Youth Ambassadors are making an impact in our community
• play a vital role in supporting Victorian Opera and the creative industries in Victoria.

Patrons’ Engagement Program activities are on our website and will also be shared via our monthly Patrons’ Prelude e-newsletter. By joining our Patron family with an annual, tax-deductible gift of $500 or above, you will be making a real difference to the vitality, quality and future of opera and music theatre. Encore Society Leaving a Gift in your Will is another wonderful way to make a donation that will have a lasting impact. 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 to you, please consider a Gift to Victorian Opera.

2024 Activities

Friday 9 February, 6.15pm
Palais Theatre, St Kilda

Saturday 11 May, 1pm
Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre
Parrwang Lifts the Sky  

Friday 5 July, 6.15pm
Union Theatre, University of Melbourne, (Parkville)
English Eccentrics   

Saturday 10 August, 6.15pm
Palais Theatre, St Kilda
La Rondine

Saturday 14 Sept, 6.15pm
Arts Centre Melbourne
Sweeney Todd

Friday 18 October, 6.15pm  
Palais Theatre, St Kilda