BLO’s Community of Supporters2018-06-05T16:34:33+00:00

As a non-profit institution, BLO relies on the generosity of a broad base of supporters to successfully produce all performances and programs – 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.  Make a gift today, and send a powerful message of artistic leadership, civic impact, and passion that only BLO—and you—can bring.

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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.

  • E-Recognition in Annual Report
  • PDF version of BLO’s bi-annual magazine, CODA
  • Discount on Signature Series tickets

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Complimentary subscription to BLO’s bi-annual magazine, CODA
  • Deconstructing Opera Salon E-Newsletter

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Season-long recognition in BLO program books
  • One-time seating upgrade

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • One-time Invitation to the Orfeo Lounge
  • Season-long invitations to Deconstructing Opera Salons

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to a behind the scenes workshop/showcase
  • Invitation to Final Dress Rehearsals
  • One-time invitation to a Board hosted event

The Orfeo Society

Orfeo Society members gain behind the scenes access to BLO artists and production team members, while providing direct support to bring opera to our stages and communities.

Orfeo Society members enjoy:

  • Access to pre-curtain Orfeo hospitality lounges
  • Invitations to private events
  • Priority seating and concierge ticket assistance
  • Opportunities to be part of the creative process through deconstructing opera salons, workshops, open rehearsals and more.
Make an annual gift of $3,000 or more and join the Orfeo Society today!

Receive all of the above Friends of BLO benefits, plus:

  • 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

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Invitation to a Board hosted event with Company leadership and special guests
  • Opportunity to sponsor an education or community program
  • Opportunity to participate in BLO’s opera travel program

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Admission to donor-only rehearsals
  • Opportunity to sponsor a member of BLO’s orchestra

Receive all of the above, plus:

  • Public acknowledgment at all BLO productions throughout the Season
  • Invitation to an evening with the Stanford Calderwood General & Artistic Director
  • Opportunity to sponsor an artist

Donors above the Presto level have the opportunity to sponsor principal 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 Narcissa McArthur at 617.542.4912 x2350

Donor Events


Kick off Boston Lyric Opera’s 2018/19 Season
with The Opera Gala.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
City Winery, 80 Beverly Street

This one-of-a-kind party will include a
VIP Dinner, live music, and much more.


For sponsorship inquiries

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