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Friends of
the festival

Your generosity keeps Opera Theatre of Saint Louis "on the map" as a destination for internationally-acclaimed productions featuring extraordinary young artists.

Ticket sales cover less than 25% of expenses, so we rely on your investment to stage productions of the highest quality and to develop the next generation of talent.

As a member of Friends of the Festival, you will receive a number of exclusive benefits, including members-only events, free dress rehearsal passes, and reserved parking on the theater grounds. In light of the cancellation of the 2020 Festival Season, our team is working hard to identify new ways to celebrate and recognize your support. We hope to introduce an adjusted benefits plan in mid-May and look forward to sharing more soon.

Friends of the Festival receive the following annual benefits:





Friend: Family / Individual
Free reserved parking in Lot K, accessible from Big Bend Blvd.        
Pre-performance dinner under the tent with the General Director and season artists.        
Acknowledgment on the plaque in the Loretto-Hilton Center lobby        
Recognition in OTSL’s annual report.        
Ticket exchange fees waived when exchange is made at least 48 hours before performance.      
Review packet at the end of the season with a sampling of national and international press.      
Four free reserved passes to your choice of final dress rehearsals.      
Two free reserved passes to your choice of final dress rehearsals        
Free admission to the Levy Master Classes, featuring Gerdine Young Artists.    
Recognition in the Season Program Book.    
Free, members-only Season Preview, offering a sneak peek at sets, costumes, and special effects.  
Exclusive previews of education activities.  
Advance notice of single ticket sales  
Free, members-only Holiday Concert, featuring Opera Theatre’s artists.
Special discounts at the Opera Boutique
Volunteer opportunities in the Opera Theatre Guild.

All friends enjoy priority for handling of ticket requests based on their membership level.

Enhanced recognition and donor benefits are available through Opera Theatre’s Patron Program for donors who contribute $2,500 or more. For more information, please call (314) 963-4222 or click here for more information.

Friends membership benefits are based on a yearly gift to Opera Theatre’s operating fund and are renewed annually. The market value of certain benefits may reduce the tax deductibility of your gift. For more information, please call (314) 963-4228 or email