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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 for supporting our mission to bring the beauty and excitement of live opera to the state of Maryland over the past 12 months.


Maryland State Arts Council

Loretta Lee Ver Valen Endowment Fund

     for Leading Operatic Artists



The Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust

Dr. Allan & Mrs. Claire Jensen

PNC Foundation - Grow Up Great

The Philip A. Zaffere Foundation


Edward & Laura Asher

Baltimore Opera Company Foundation Fund

S. James Campbell Fund


The Cameron & Jane Baird Foundation,

         in memory of Cameron Baird

Cathleen Blanton, in memory of Edward Lee Blanton, Jr.

Livio & Diane Broccolino

Gwen Davidson, in honor of James Harp

Charlotte Floyd

Barbara Hecht

Louise Kirby,

         in memory and honor of her parents, Bob & Gladys McQuillan

Alvin S. Mintzes Family Trust

Andrew & Sharon Nickol

Pat Ozborn

Frederick Pearson

Dr. Mahin Shamszad & Dr. Homayoon Farzadegan

John Shields

James B. Stradtner


Doris Anderson

Robert & Martha Armenti

Jason Buckwalter & Kimberly Christie

Gladys Fernandez

Donna & Joe Flynn

Fund for Maryland Opera

Pamela Gilmour

Bill & Arwyn Gohl

James Kaper

Dr. Frank C. Marino Foundation, Marguerite Villa Santa

Susan B. Holton in memory of Frank McGill

Virginia T. Pond

The Mollie & William Smulyan Charitable Donation Fund

Edith Stern & Allan Spradling

Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Taubman

J. Daniel & Connie Wolf


James Anthony

Anne Bailliere

Bill & Kathleen Bennett

The Estate of Margaret Hennessey Broffman

Debra Colmers

Tyler & Holly Cymet

Vicki & Bruce Finkelstein

David & Merle Fishman

Saralynn & Sheldon Glass, in honor of James Harp

Vincent Harris, in honor of Georgette Harris

Lelia Hopkins

Sally Johnston

Ronnie Kleiman

Paul Lambert

Dr. Joseph M. Langmead

Richard Ley

David Malloy & John Crockett

Donald Milsten

Ray C. Mitzel, Jr.

Barry Narlines

Mary V. Partridge

Dolores Shamer

Edith Stern

Dr. & Mrs. John Thompson,

             in honor of Dr. Allan & Mrs. Claire Jensen

Richard & Joanne Vatz

Mary Jo Wagandt


Edith Aisenstark


Judith Armold

Lila Bakke

Mary Anne Barcellona Collins

Adri Belkot

Dr. Murry Bentley

Howard B. Bevard

Lauren Brown

Phyllis Bryn-Julson & Donald Sutherland

Chuck & Beth Bullamore

Betty & Joseph Caplan

Marion Carozza

Carole Conors

John C. Corckran, Jr. Charitable Foundation

Chris & Denise Daly

Curt Decker

Nancy Denebeim

Ruth Drucker

Michaeline Fedder

Marjorie Forster

Margaret Galambos

Dr. & Mrs. George N. Galifianakis

Patty Gilison

Dale E. Gorsuch

Arna Griffith

Dr. & Mrs. David Guyton

Julia A. Haciski, in honor of the Jensens

Richard & Cheryl Hack

Lucy Hagopian

Lorraine Hamula

Norman & Patricia Hogeland

Felice Homann

Elizabeth Homer

Conchita Hong Furlong

Dr. Brenda Bowe Johnson

Cheryl Martin Kauffman

Virginia Lee Kauffman

Timothy Kjer

Mary Ann Knab

Bernard E. Koehr

Bruce Kummer

John E. Kyle & Peter L. Satten

Rita A. Lehr

Mr. & Mrs. Clifford Leitao

Diane Lichtenberger, in memory of Mlle. Flore Wend

Sandy & Rick Losemann

Nancy Mason

Wynn McCloskey

Johanna McDill

John C. McLucas, in honor of Maestro James Harp

Margot & Cleavland Miller

Arschel J. Morell

Valerie Olson

James F. Padgett

Patricia Paquin

Susan Frick Payne

Susan & Edward Perl

Richard P. Poremski

Mrs. Anna Reed

Christopher & Karen Rhodovi,

              in memory of Wayne Conner

Rhonda J. Rollins

Eva Rotolo

Eleanor V. Schwark

Katherine Shamer

Colleen Sheeran

Dr. Bill Shelton

Alex & Patricia Short

Julian & Barbara Simmons

Sandra Spanos

Daniel Spikes

Edward Steinhouse

Roy & Andrea Struble

Stephanie Taylor, in honor of Marjorie Forster

Elva E. Tillman

Charles Emerson Walker

Paul Walker

Martin & Barbara Wasserman

Rick & Joyce Zahner

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

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