Sponsoring one or more artists is a special way to support Opera Saratoga while providing a unique opportunity to personally get to know the artists who bring our productions to life.

All Artist Sponsors receive full Artists’ Circle ($1,000+) benefits:

  • Receive the latest news on Opera Saratoga’s community events, special programs, and ticket offers, as well as priority notification for season subscriptions

  • Acknowledgement of your generous support on Opera Saratoga’s website

  • Priority access for single ticket sales before summer opera tickets go on sale to the general public

  • Recognition of your gift in in the printed Summer Festival Souvenir Program

  • Access to Opera Saratoga’s Patron Lounge during intermissions

  • A signed season poster for the 2019 Summer Festival

  • An invitation for two to attend a final dress rehearsal

  • 10% discount on day-of-performance tickets

  • Invitation to a working rehearsal with the Opera orchestra

  • VIP Parking at Festival Performances

  • Invitation to a staging rehearsal of one of the Summer Festival Operas

  • An invitation to a Sitzprobe (seated rehearsal with orchestra and singers)

In addition to Artists’ Circle benefits, Artist Sponsors also receive the following exclusive benefits:

Young Artist Sponsor ($2,500-$4,999) 

Festival Artists: Singers, Directing Fellows, Conducting Fellows, and Pianists/Coaches

  • An invitation to the annual Young Artist Sponsors’ Brunch

  • An invitation to a private Young Artist Master Class

Principal Artist Sponsor ($5,000+)

Singers, Directors, Conductors, and Designers

  • A private lunch with your sponsored artist

  • A private invitation to attend a staging or music rehearsal featuring your sponsored artist

  • An invitation to Opening Night Parties

If you wish to sponsor more than one artist, your total donation may be allocated to sponsor different artists in different categories. For example, if you donate $7,500, you may allocate this sponsorship in different ways:

  • $5,000 to sponsor a Principal Artist, and $2,500 to sponsor a Young Artist

  • Three Young Artists

If you are interested in artist sponsorship, please let us know of your specific interests, and we will work with you to match you with an artist or artists based on those interests. Artist sponsorship is one of the most rewarding ways to invest both in Opera Saratoga and in the future of the incredibly gifted artists who share their talents with our community each year. Please contact Jonathan Blalock at 518-584-6018 for further information.


In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits and privileges may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gifts. The value of these benefits will be noted in Opera Saratoga’s acknowledgment of your gift. Tax-deductibility will be assessed based on your actual gift.