Becoming a foundation supporter of LA Opera is a unique opportunity to partner with one of America's largest and most diverse opera companies. Your support represents a meaningful investment in the arts and in the diverse community of Los Angeles, enhancing your company or foundation mission. Contributions toward productions, special programs, or one of LA Opera's many education and community initiatives will provide your foundation with increased recognition as a cultural and civic leader, and help to extend your philanthropic reach into the Los Angeles community.
SPOTLIGHT: THE DAN MURPHY FOUNDATION
It is because of the passion and the dedication of philanthropic organizations like the Dan Murphy Foundation that special initiatives such as LA Opera at the Cathedral have become important touchstones of Los Angeles cultural life.
As part of LA Opera’s centenary celebration of British composer Benjamin Britten, LA Opera at the Cathedral will reprise one of its most beloved community productions, Noah’s Flood (Noye’s Fludde). A master of making modern music accessible, Britten composed Noah’s Flood specifically to be staged in a church. In April 2013, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels will host this year’s production of Noah’s Flood, which pairs over 400 children and adult performers with LA Opera professionals in two free performances to an audience of over 6,000.
Now in its seventh year, LA Opera at the Cathedral is advancing a collaborative opera tradition in the heart of downtown Los Angeles that would not be possible without the generosity and foresight of the Dan Murphy Foundation. It was the Foundation’s initial underwriting support of Noah’s Flood in 2007 that encouraged collaboration between LA Opera and the Cathedral in the first place. Subsequently underwriting Judas Maccabaeus and The Festival Play of Daniel, the Foundation supports a communal experience that reminds us of the power of music to illuminate our hearts and minds.
Founded in 1957, the Dan Murphy Foundation was established by Sir Daniel Donahue and Bernadine Murphy to honor the memory of her father, Dan Murphy. Promoting the spiritual value of the arts, the Foundation’s support of LA Opera at the Cathedral brings opera out of the theater and directly to the people just as it opens the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to the diverse LA community, making it a house for all peoples.
Participate in greatness! LA Opera has quickly grown to become one of the most important and dynamic companies in the nation, and one of the four largest. The company's mission to both preserve and expand the opera tradition has made opera in Los Angeles a living, breathing art form that continues to astonish patrons and new opera lovers alike. By underwriting LA Opera's internationally renowned productions as a Title or Presenting Sponsor, leading supporters ensure the continuation of the art form. For more information on LA Opera's upcoming season, click here.
GALAS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Celebrate the magic! LA Opera's special events are some of the most sought-after social and cultural gatherings in Southern California. From galas to opening night parties, recitals to Open House celebrations, LA Opera provides many opportunities for donors to support the festive, the free, and other on-going annual events that are essential to culture in LA. Opportunities for sponsorship including title credits, table purchasing, goods and services (in-kind) donations, media partnerships, and beyond. For more information on our Gala and Special Events, click here.
YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
Support the future! Underwriting support for LA Opera's Domingo-Thornton Young Artist program prepares exceptionally gifted opera singers to become performers of international stature. LA Opera provides extensive training for its Young Artists and also gives them the opportunity to further develop their skills in main-stage roles, as principal artists' covers, and in Young Artist concerts and productions. For more information on the Young Artist Program, click here.
EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Share the joy! For over 20 years, LA Opera has produced award-winning education and outreach programs that introduce opera to hundreds of thousands of children and adults, most of whom have very little access to the arts and virtually no music education in their local schools. LA Opera is proud of its role as an educator and cultural ambassador in the Los Angeles community, and maintains the highest priority in reaching people of all walks of life through this remarkable art form. For more information on LA Opera's many diverse outreach programs, click here.