Annual Fund & DiChiera Society - Detroit Opera

Friends of Detroit Opera

Join the Detroit Opera family with a gift that supports all of our artistic and community efforts each year. Annual Fund members enjoy many benefits, including:

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Friends $1 - $249

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Contributor $250 - $499

  • Early access to online sales for single ticket sales, special performances, and events.

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Supporter $500 - $749
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to attend an insider presentation with the Production & Artistic Team for two guests.
  • Inclusion on donor listing in programs books.

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Chorus $750 - $999
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Two beverage vouchers redeemable during opera or dance performances at the Detroit Opera House.
  • Invitation to a tour of the historic Detroit Opera House for two guests.

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Soloist $1,000 - $2,999
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • A special evening at the Detroit Opera House! Let us curate for you a one-night experience of the exclusive benefits of our DiChiera Society members, including:
    • One Detroit Opera House Parking Center voucher, redeemable during opera and dance performances at the Detroit Opera House
    • Pass to the private Herman Frankel and Barbara Frankel Donor Lounge for two guests
  • Invitation to an opera or dance rehearsal experience for two guests.

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DiChiera Society


DiChiera Society Members receive access to exclusive behind-the-scenes experiences and unique opportunities to connect with Detroit Opera artists and leadership. Consider increasing your annual support to enjoy these benefits! To learn more, please contact Katrina Fasulo, Associate Major Gift Officer, at 313.237.3426 or kfasulo@detroitopera.org.


Bronze $3,000 - $4,999

Benefits offered to the Friends of Detroit Opera, plus:

  • Access to the Herman Frankel and Barbara Frankel Lounge for two members for the season for all opera and dance performances – four operas and six dances in 2024-2025!
  • Complimentary valet at the Detroit Opera House for all opera and dance performances.
  • Invitation to the annual DiChiera Society thank you event for two members.

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Silver $5,000 - $9,999
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Invitation to a bespoke rehearsal opera or dance experience for two members with reception.
  • Opportunity to observe an artist-led masterclass for two members.
  • Opportunity to subscribe to Box Seating in the Detroit Opera House before June 1, 2025.

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Gold $10,000 - $24,999
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Bring two guests to the Frankel Lounge with you for all opera and dance performances!
  • Invitation to an exclusive design presentation experience for new opera productions featuring Artistic Leadership with a cocktail reception and hors d'oeuvres - Così fan tutte in 2024-2025!

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National Circle, $25,000+
Benefits listed above, plus:

  • Gifts of $25,000 and higher are significant statements of support for Detroit Opera’s vision for artistic excellence, community engagement, and performance education. National Circle Members gain access to curated, personalized experiences that reflect their meaningful commitment to opera and dance. To learn more, please contact Juliano Bitonti Stewart, Director of Development, at 313-965-4271 or jstewart@detroitopera.org
    • Detroit Soirées: Join fellow members for intimate gatherings with Detroit Opera’s artistic and creative leadership and the production’s stars! Includes a cocktail hour, special performance, seated dinner, and an inside look at the current production.
    • Destination Salons: Join fellow members for an out-of-town private experience with a Detroit Opera artist, creative, producer, or partner. Help showcase Detroit Opera on the national stage while creating connections and fostering community with fans of Detroit Opera from across the country.

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