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Donate & Become a Member

If you have been moved, entertained, or inspired by live opera events, or are just passionate about the importance of art and music in our communities, consider making a gift today. Your support allows us to continue to present the highest quality and most impactful opera experiences for you, and for students and senior citizens all across Maryland. 


Financial support for our general operating expenses is crucial. Gifts of all sizes from our audiences and community members are welcome.  


Maryland Opera is accepting pledges for monthly and annual recurring gifts. Consider a small recurring donation to help strengthen our fiscal health and support our mission of bringing the beauty and excitement of live opera to audiences of all ages and backgrounds throughout Maryland. Click here to make a pledge.

Donations of stock

Maryland Opera welcomes gifts of stock.  Paying with stock or other marketable securities which have appreciated in value may provide certain tax advantages to the donor.  Please consult with your own tax advisor for guidance and advice.  When paying or making a donation with stock, please contact (or request your broker to contact) Maryland Opera for instructions regarding how to complete the transaction.


We welcome program sponsorships by foundations, corporations and individuals, as well as estate gifts. If you are interested, please contact us and one of our staff will call you to discuss.


Maryland Opera, Inc. is a non-stock corporation, exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable under law.  In an effort to increase the sustainability of opera, in late 2017, the Modell-Lyric decided to spin-off all matters concerning opera to a separate entity, fully independent from the Lyric. That entity became Maryland Opera, Inc., with all of its resources and energies devoted to the production of opera and opera-related education and outreach programs.

Thank you to our generous donors

We gratefully acknowledge these donors since January 1, 2021 for supporting our mission to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to the state of Maryland.


Sandra & Malcolm Berman


Peter Williams


The Estate of Edith Cord

Dr. Allan & Mrs. Claire Jensen

Marguerite VillaSanta


Livio & Diane Broccolino

Cheryl & Jim Councill

Charlotte Floyd

Louise Kirby

Frederick Pearson

Susan & Edward Perl, in memory of HIlda Perl Goodwin

Dr. Mahin Shamszad & Dr. Homayoon Farzadegan


Doris Anderson

Robert & Martha Armenti

Jason Buckwalter & Kimberly Christie

Nancy & James Cusack

Gwen Davidson

Gladys Fernandez

Pamela Gilmour

Edward Gutman

Barbara Hecht

Richard Ley

Michael McNamee

Sharon & Andrew Nickol

Julie Shalack

John Shields

Julia M. Soler

Edith Stern & Allan Spradling

Sharon Wasserman

Lisa B. Williams


Robert Armenti

Marion Carozza

Barry Daly

Richard & Rosalee Davison

Vicki & Bruce Finkelstein

Donna & Joe Flynn

Mary R. Giles

Kathy & Tim Grayson

Steve & Monty Howard

Robert Hitz

Judith Kahl

Rona Gail Kleiman

Paul Lambert

David E. Malloy

Edward McGee

Donald Milsten

Ray C. Mitzel, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. William Murphy

Virginia T. Pond

Sarah Robinson

Dolores, Kathy, & Maggie Shamer

Edith Stern & Allan Spradling

Richard & Joanne Vatz

Martin & Barbara Wasserman

Sharon Wasserman

Michael & Roberta Wentworth

foundational support

Baltimore Community Foundation

The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust

Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund

       for Leading Operatic Artists

Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation

Peggy & Yale Gordon Charitable Trust

PNC Grow Up Great

S.J. Campbell Fund

Wells Fargo Cultural Excellence


Katherine B. Allen

Sandi Atkinson

Michaele Battles

The Estate of Margaret Hennessey Broffman

Phyllis Bryn-Julson & Donald Sutherland

Debra Colmers

Carole Conors

Robert Daly

Ronald E. Dencker

Nancy Denebeim

Claudia & Phil Diamond

Mary Durham

Michaeline Fedder

Margaret Galambos

Lucy Hagopian

Ilene Harris, in honor of Judy Waranch

Patricia & Norman Hogeland

Felice Homann

Conchita Hong Furlong

Lelia Hopkins

Judith A. James

Joeann Karibo & Mark Tamulonis

Cheryl Martin Kauffman

John Kelly

Timothy Kjer

Mary Ann Knab

Bernard E. Koehr

Rita A. Lehr

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Leitao

Sandy & Rick Losemann

Valerie Olson

James Padgett

Susan Payne

Joseph D. Pepin

Martin, Perschler

Richard Poremski

A.F. Reed

Carol Rubinstein, in honor of Judith Waranch

Janet Ruckle

Mary Rutledge

Brad Schlegel, in honor of Brendan Cooke

Dr. Bill Shelton

Dottie Schmidt

Eleanor Schwark

Juliet Schwartzman

Emily Scott

Alex & Patricia Short

Adri Stauffer Belkot

Jane Thompson

H. Mebane Turner

Barbara C. White

Jim Williams & Stuart Berger

Miryam Yardumian,

           in honor of Lois Schenck's 80th birthday

Maryland Opera is supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (

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