OCI is grateful for the support our Benefactors and Patrons provide each year

Adopt a Singer

With a donation of €1,000 you can help cover the cost of one young artist or trainee position during the summer season. 

Your support will establish a personal connection with one member of our cast, artistic team or backstage crew who you’ll be helping build a career in opera. You will also get an insight into the casting process and a sneak peek at our 2023 plans. 

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Benefactors are vital members of our extended family – a community of supporters and arts-lovers who see the deep intrinsic value of the arts in Ireland. Become a benefactor and enjoy benefits including opportunities to meet your favourite singers plus exclusive sneak-peek benefactor communications – all designed to bring you closer to the world of opera and introduce you to a community of like-minded people.

With the support of our Benefactors, Opera Collective Ireland will help bring breath-taking performances to the stage for Irish audiences, provide young people with access to our specially selected productions and help make emerging opera singers’ dreams a reality. Opera is a unique artform, bringing together music, theatre, design and movement in one emotionally-charged package. Your support makes all the difference and so we have designed a number of packages, one of which we hope will suit you.

Opera Collective Ireland Membership Schemes are a fantastic way to support young people who want to pursue a career in opera.

Our loyal friends and patrons support our work with regular donations and can enjoy a range of exciting privileges and opportunities. Membership starts from only €50/year.

Bronze Friend

€125 A YEAR
You will receive:

  • The knowledge that you’re helping young people build careers in opera
  • Credit in our programmes and on our website
  • Email Newsletters

Silver Friend

€175 A YEAR
You will receive:

  • All the benefits of a Bronze membership plus
  • Friends annual magazine

Gold Friend

€250 A YEAR
You will receive:

  • All the benefits of a Silver membership plus
  • Invitations to drinks receptions at performances

Associate Patron

€500 A YEAR
You will receive:

  • All the benefits of a Gold membership plus
  • Invitations to rehearsals


€1,000 A YEAR
You will receive:

  • All the benefits of Associate Patrons plus
  • Personal thank you notes from a participant
  • Opportunity to meet the trainees
  • Invitation to a private opening night party

Major Gifts

At the higher level of support – Stanford Circle – we offer a bespoke package tailored to the benefactor’s particular interests with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, invitations to working rehearsals, hosting opportunities and more.

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