Donate & Become a Member

Your gift provides opportunities to bring opera performances and events to our communities throughout the state of Maryland and supports our educational and senior citizen outreach programs.


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. 


Donations to Maryland Opera are essential to producing innovative and high quality artistic work, expanding our community partnerships, and maintaining our educational and senior citizen outreach programming and events. With your contribution, you play a vital role in ensuring Maryland Opera flourishes as a premier arts organization, now and in the future.


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. 


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.

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.

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 have your broker contact Brewer Gayhardt Wisniewski Financial Consulting Group of Wells Fargo Advisors 100 Light Street 27th Floor Baltimore, MD  21202 | 410-230-6570 for instructions regarding how to complete the transaction. CAR-0820-02611

Thank you to our

sostenuto society

We gratefully acknowledge these donors to the "Sostenuto Society" of Maryland Opera which has been created to sustain our operations and activities until we can fully resume our programming. 

Courtney Alvey

Doris Anderson

Gary Anderson


Yoav Arkin

Robert & Martha Armenti

Judith Armold

Sandi Atkinson

Mary Anne Barcellona Collins

Wayne & Betty Bethards

Celeste L. Blase

Margaret Brofman

David & Rosemary Brown

Jason Buckwalter

Chuck & Beth Bullamore

Marion Carozza

Henry Chen

        in honor of James Harp

Kimberly Christie

David Clark

Debra Colmers

Carole Conors

Edith M. Cord

Cheryl & Jim Councill

Tyler & Holly Cymet

Paget Dackman

Gwen Davidson

G. Thomas Davis

Richard & Rosalee Davison

Curtis Decker

Susan Dobry

Elliott Driscoll

Ruth Drucker

Tom Edmondson

Neile Eisner

Gladys Fernandez

David & Merle Fishman

Frances Flanigan

Lois Flowers

Charlotte Floyd

Margaret Galambos

Martha Gardner

James Garland

Carol Garvey

Mary R. Giles

Pamela Gilmour

Saralynn & Sheldon Glass

Bill & Arwyn Gohl,

         in honor of James Harp

Stephen W. Goodman

Dale E. Gorsuch

Kathy & Tim Grayson

John Greiner

Anne Gummerson

Edward Gutman

L. Gutmann

Rob Hair & Steven Ralston

Barbara Hecht

Theodore Hendricks

Floyd Herman

Joan Higdon

Aimo Hill

Robert Hitz

Patricia & Norman Hogeland

Lelia Hopkins

Steve & Monty Howard

Judith A. Hyatt

Roslyn & Nelson Hyman

Judith A. James

Allan & Claire Jensen

Mary P. Johnson

Judith Kahl

Cheryl Martin Kauffman

John M. Kelly

W. Robert Kilbourn

Timothy Kjer

George M. Knauf

Bernard Koehr

Thomas Kowalski

Adele Krokes

John Eaton Kyle

Paul Lambert

Paul Lang

Linda F. & Julian L. Lapides

Annelise Leedy

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Leitao

Diane Lichtenberger

        in memory of Flore Wend

Virginia Lipscomb

George Long

Sandy & Rick Losemann

Susie Macfarlane

David Malloy & John Crockett

Mary Mangione,

        in memory of Mario Cuba

Edward McGee

Michael McNamee

Lee & Claire Miller

Don Milsten

Marge Mitchell

Arschel J. Morell

James & Susan Morrison

Patricia Fox Murphy

Charles Myers

Barry Narlines

Sharon & Andrew Nickol

Pat Ozborn

Virginia T. Pond

Richard Poremski

Daniela Power

David A. Rojas

Mary Rutledge

John Sawchuk

David Schlessinger

Deletta Scopel

Sonya Setren

Julie Shalack

Dolores K. Shamer

Dr. Mahin Shamszad

B. Shelton

John Shields

Deborah & Robert Shoremount

Alex & Patricia Short

Victoria L. Smith

Phyllis Spence

Willard Standiford

Edward Steinhouse

Edith Stern

James Stradtner

Jane Thompson

Elva E. Tillman

Dr. Halcott M. Turner

Sharon Wasserman

Michael & Robert Wentworth

Barbara White

Jim Williams

        in memory of Michael Harrison

Peter Williams

Lucy Wilson

Donnie & Dan Wolf