BLO’s Community of Supporters

As a non-profit institution, BLO relies on the generosity of a broad base of supporters to successfully produce all performances and program – both on stage and in the community.

Donations of all sizes are needed and appreciated. Enhance your operatic experience by joining the Friends of BLO or The Orfeo Society with a gift to the Annual Fund today.

Friends of BLO

Friends of BLO is the largest community of supporters of Boston Lyric Opera. Members enjoy exclusive opportunities to explore opera and engage with others who share their passion through benefits such as invitations to Design Presentations, backstage tours, final dress rehearsals and more.

Donor Benefits

Overture ($100)

  • Recognition in the Season-opening program book
  • Complimentary subscription to BLO’s bi-annual magazine, CODA
  • BLO’s e-news with insider information, exclusive alerts, and personalized offers
  • Invitations to BLO events and other Boston-area culture happenings
  • NEW! Limited edition 40th Anniversary gift

Aria ($250)

  • All benefits at the Overture gift level
  • Season-long recognition in BLO program books
  • Exclusive access to the annual Season Preview and 40th Anniversary events

Ensemble ($500)

  • All benefits at the Overture and Aria gift levels
  • One-time invitation to the Orfeo Lounge
  • Season-long invitation to Design Presentations

Encore ($1,000)

  • All benefits at the Overture, Aria and Ensemble gift levels
  • Private backstage tour of one of the Season’s theaters

Bravissimo ($2,000)

  • All of the benefits at the Overture, Aria, Ensemble and Encore gift levels
  • Invitation to Final Dress Rehearsals
  • One-time invitation to a Board hosted event

The Orfeo Society

Patrons donating $3,000 or more to BLO’s Annual Fund are welcome into The Orfeo Society. These leading supporters receive exclusive access to deepen their connection to opera and BLO. Benefits include concierge ticketing assistance, opportunities to meet artists, and invitations to Orfeo Lounges and annual events.

Donor Benefits

All of the Friends of BLO benefits, plus:

Grazioso ($3,000)

  • VIP Concierge ticket assistance
  • VIP Priority seating for all BLO productions
  • Season-long access to the Orfeo Lounge
  • Invitation to BLO’s annual Orfeo Society event

Adagio ($5,000)

  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso gift level
  • Invitation to a Board hosted event with Company leadership and special guests

Allegro ($10,000)

  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso and Adagio gift levels
  • Admission to donor-only rehearsals

Con Brio ($15,000)

  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso, Adagio and Allegro gift levels
  • Invitation to join the artists for a Meet & Greet

Presto ($25,000)

  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso, Adagio, Allegro and Con Brio gift levels
  • Public acknowledgment at all BLO productions throughout the Season
  • Invitation to an evening with the Stanford Calderwood & Artistic Director

Donors at the Presto level have the opportunity to sponsor artists and receive unique, customized benefits

Make a gift today, and send a powerful message of artistic leadership, civic impact, and passion that only BLO—and you—can bring.

For more information on giving levels and benefits to support BLO’s vital programs, contact Robin Whitney at rwhitney@blo.org or 617.542.4912 x2540