BLO’s Community of Supporters 2017-06-15T15:37:13+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.

Donor Events
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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • All benefits at the Overture and Aria gift levels
  • One-time invitation to the Orfeo Lounge
  • Season-long invitation to Design Presentations
  • All benefits at the Overture, Aria and Ensemble gift levels
  • Private backstage tour of one of the Season’s theaters
  • 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

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 design presentations, workshops, open rehearsals and more.
Make an annual gift of $3,000 or more and join the Orfeo Society today!
  • 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
  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso gift level
  • Invitation to a Board hosted event with Company leadership and special guests
  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso and Adagio gift levels
  • Admission to donor-only rehearsals
  • All of the benefits at the Grazioso, Adagio and Allegro gift levels
  • Invitation to join the artists for a Meet & Greet
  • 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 Narcissa McArthur at 617.542.4912 x2350

Donor Events

The Opera Gala

November 10

Backstage glimpses with Boston Lyric Opera