General Director’s Council members are part of an exclusive circle of patrons that enjoy intimate gatherings and events with Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson and visiting guest artists. General Director’s Council Members make a three-year commitment to donate at least $5,000 per year. Join the General Director’s Council and be a part of history as you help Opera Saratoga build a foundation for a sustainable future defined by artistic excellence, community engagement, and civic pride – all while experiencing the creative process like never before!

Members of the General Director’s Council receive all of the aforementioned donor benefits, and may allocate their support to Artist or Production Sponsorship and receive additional unique benefits commensurate with their annual level of support. In recognition and appreciation of multi-year support, General Director’s Council Members receive:

BRONZE ($5,000+/year for 3 years)

  • Recognition in the General Director’s Council section of the Summer Festival Program

  • Supertitle recognition at Summer Festival Performances

  • An invitation to the annual dinner with the artistic and general director and principal artists

  • A review packet at the end of the season with a sampling of national and international press

  • First priority in subscriptions and access to house seats for all performances

  • The opportunity to sponsor a principal artist each season

SILVER ($10,000+ per year for 3 years)

All of the privileges listed above, plus:

  • An invitation to sit in on auditions with Lawrence Edelson in New York City and experience the casting process first-hand

  • The opportunity to support a specific production and receive acknowledgment on that Production’s title page in the Summer Festival Program Book

  • An exclusive brunch with the General Director to get the first look at the concepts and designs for each season production

GOLD ($25,000+ per year for 3 years)

All of the privileges listed above, plus:

  • The opportunity to be a lead commission underwriter for a world premiere at Opera Saratoga

For more information on this program, please call Lawrence Edelson at 518-584-6018

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.