The production of professionally staged opera is not possible without the financial and in-kind support of our patrons and the community at large. There are several ways for individuals and businesses to contribute to the success of the Annapolis Opera.


In this challenging financial era, the health of the arts is so dependent on private funding. Annapolis Opera relies on the philanthropic support of committed individuals like you who provide critical financial support so that we can continue to bring you quality programming. With your gift, you become a true partner and advocate for Annapolis Opera.

Your generous support is an important part of our success and future.

The Annapolis Opera is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. A copy of our current financial statement is available by writing the Annapolis Opera at 801 Chase Street #304A, Annapolis, MD 21401 or by calling 410-267-8135. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland Under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis, MD 21401 who may be contacted at 410-974-5534.

Did you know that Annapolis Opera also welcomes, celebrates, and greatly appreciates legacy gifts to support our mission? Legacy giving can be a powerful way to make a difference. If you plan to include philanthropy in your legacy plans, please kindly consider including Annapolis Opera. Please let us know if you have included Annapolis Opera so we can properly thank you and celebrate your generosity by inducting you into our Encore Society.


This year marks the 50th Season of the Annapolis Opera – and what a grand opera season it will be!

Playbill advertising with the Annapolis Opera offers a unique opportunity to expose your business to an exclusive and often difficult-to-reach audience. Playbill advertising is not only good business but “it is a wonderful way to support an important Annapolis arts organization.”

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, opera attendees are the wealthiest and most highly educated of all performing arts attendees. They also tend to reside in the suburbs, and, while a substantial percentage of attendees are seniors, the largest portion of opera attendees are in the 25-to-49-year age range.

Few other advertising mediums offer such an affordable and effective way to reach the type of audience that the Annapolis Opera attracts. Playbill advertising with the Opera means that your business will be featured in our professionally designed and printed playbills, as well as on our website throughout the season. Annapolis Opera’s loyal patrons notice our advertiser’s playbill ads and show their appreciation for the support they give to the Opera by choosing to patronize those businesses.

We hope that you will consider supporting Annapolis Opera through playbill advertising. Playbill advertising is not only good business, it is a wonderful way to support an important Annapolis arts organization.

Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!


Volunteers play a critical role in the Annapolis Opera. From providing housing for our performers, to ushering during performances and assisting with the annual Vocal Competition, there are plenty of opportunities to get more involved, regardless of how much time you have to contribute!

Want to have fun while supporting a great cause? Then support the arts by volunteering with the Annapolis Opera! Our volunteer corps is a large group of people with extremely varied backgrounds who come together to support the company. The volunteers are an integral part of the day-to-day activities here at Annapolis Opera.

Experience the magic of opera and meet new people by helping with our special events or assisting with administrative tasks. We’ll match your schedule to our needs!

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Helping at social fundraisers or our annual vocal competition
  • Helping with clerical projects, like mailings and office tasks
  • Providing housing for one of our performers
  • Assisting with transporting singers to and from the airport or train station
  • Serving refreshments at out post-performance receptions
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