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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.

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

Gary Anderson


Yoav Arkin

Judith Armold

Wayne & Betty Bethards

Celeste L. Blase

Margaret Brofman

Marion Carozza

David Clark

Debra Colmers

Edith M. Cord

G. Thomas Davis

Richard & Rosalee Davison

Curtis Decker

Susan Dobry

Ruth Drucker

Gladys Fernandez

Frances Flanigan

Carol Garvey

Bill & Arwyn Gohl,

         in honor of James Harp

Stephen W. Goodman

Dale E. Gorsuch

John Greiner

Barbara Hecht

Joan Higdon

Aimo Hill

Lelia Hopkins

Steve & Monty Howard

Judith A. James

Allan & Claire Jensen

Mary P. Johnson

W. Robert Kilbourn

George M. Knauf

Adele Krokes

Paul Lambert

Paul Lang

Linda F. & Julian L. Lapides

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Leitao

Virginia Lipscomb

Susie Macfarlane

David Malloy & John Crockett

Mary Mangione,

        in memory of Mario Cuba

Michael McNamee

James & Susan Morrison

Charles Myers

Barry Narlines

Sharon & Andrew Nickol

Pat Ozborn

Virginia Pond

Richard Poremski

Daniela Power

David A. Rojas

Mary Rutledge

John Sawchuk

Deletta Scopel

Sonya Setren

Julie Shalack

Dr. Mahin Shamszad

B. Shelton

Deborah & Robert Shoremount

Willard Standiford

James Stradtner

Jane Thompson

Elva E. Tillman

Sharon Wasserman

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