Corporate Patrons

Patronage of the arts preserves a societal strategic resource

Help preserve a musical heritage

Long before the Medici family in Florence, artists and musicians have benefited from the patronage of either the church or nobility.  More than four centuries later, the arts is still dependent on the beneficence of those who subscribe to the belief that art and culture not only gives value to us individually – intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally, but that society itself benefits.  It does so economically through tourism that involves arts & culture engagement; by increased revenue for organisations in the arts & culture sector; and similarly for local economies generally.  It benefits society educationally, where students engaged with arts & culture are twice as likely to volunteer in their community; where children from low income families who participate in arts & culture activities are three times more likely to continue their education up to degree level; and children’s performance levels in core school subjects improves when they engage in daily musical activity.  And finally it benefits society’s health & wellbeing, where arts & cultural interventions have been shown to have positive impacts on health conditions ranging from depression to dementia; and where subjective wellbeing is higher amongst those with higher levels of arts & culture engagement.  Arts patronage is an investment that creates better communities.

Our Corporate Patrons therefore, do far more than their critical role in bringing the Opera Odyssey project to life.  They will shape the support for opera for generations to come.  They will help preserve the treasures of composers and librettists going back over four centuries, as well as many countries’ musical heritage.  Their support engenders music appreciation and inspires creativity.  So we invite you now, to join us in our mission to bring forth many of these benefits and help us create a truly international resource that will be enjoyed by millions across the globe.

IMPRESARIO

€1800

IMPRESARIO

Your kind support plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and integrity of the raw, unedited footage filmed during the nine months of being on the road making the series. The scale of the journey has enormous implications for the material’s wellbeing. Without your generous contribution, we would be unable to install the mechanisms and procedures to secure the stability of this valuable material.

DIRECTOR

€2500

DIRECTOR

The success of this series in terms of production value, depends on having access to, and permission to film, historical documents, music manuscripts, archival material, museum artefacts, memorabilia, and private collections. Director level patrons fund the very costly ‘Rights & Permissions’ aspect of the production giving the viewer privileged access to material often not in the public domain.

COMPOSER

€3800

COMPOSER

Composer level patrons allow us to draw on the expertise of musicologists and academicians all across Europe, in order to give a scholarly yet accessible insight into the lives of the great operatic composers. These patrons allow us to pay fitting tribute to, and honour the memory of, their chosen composer as well as protect their musical heritage. Without the considerable generosity of our composer patrons, there is little guarantee that the series could be so comprehensive in its historical exploration. (Limited to 170 patrons).

MAESTRO

€7500

MAESTRO

Our Maestro level patrons are what we call our transformational supporters. For it is they who ensure the widest imaginable dissemination of the programme not only through the highly expensive process of producing subtitles and dubbing in 18 languages, but also by allowing us to produce different technical iterations of the programme making it suitable for a wide range of international TV broadcasters. (Limited to 50 patrons).

Composers

In the 17th century it was common for opera singers to have Protectors or patrons, who were usually wealthy nobles, senior church figures, or royalty.  Opera Odyssey has appropriated this concept whereby corporate entities may become exclusive ‘protectors’ of a given composer and be credited in the series accordingly.  A total of 170 composers are being featured in the Opera Odyssey series and as its producers, it is our fervent hope that corporate bodies within each country will express interest in their own nation’s composers, to honour, protect, and promote their body of work and their country’s musical heritage.

Benefits & Recognition

at a glance

IMPRESARIO

• Two tickets to one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts

• Gala Dinner for Two

• Gala Wine Reception

• Company name in the closing credits of the series

• Company name in each of the six gala programmes

• Company name on the Opera Odyssey website in perpetuity

• 10% lifetime discount code for all company staff in the Opera Odyssey online shop

DIRECTOR

• Four tickets to one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts

• Gala Dinner for Four

• Gala interval Wine Reception

• Company name in the closing credits of the series

• Company name in each of the six gala programmes

• Company name on the Opera Odyssey website in perpetuity

• 12% lifetime discount code for all company staff in the Opera Odyssey online shop

COMPOSER (limited to 170 worldwide)

• Six tickets to one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts

• Gala Dinner for Six

• Gala Wine Reception

• Company name & logo in the series closing credits

• Company name & logo in each of the six gala programmes

• Company name & logo on each video update on Opera Odyssey YouTube Channel

• Company name on the Opera Odyssey website in perpetuity

• 15% lifetime discount code for all company staff in the Opera Odyssey online shop

MAESTRO (limited to 50 worldwide)

• Honorary Co-Producer status

• Twelve tickets to one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts

• Gala Dinner for Twelve

• Gala Wine Reception

• A signed copy of the numbered limited edition Opera Odyssey coffee table book

• Company name & logo in the opening series credits

• Company name & logo in each of the six Gala Programmes

• Company name & logo on each video update on Opera Odyssey YouTube Channel

• Company name & logo on the Opera Odyssey website in perpetuity

• Company name & logo on the film production vehicle

• 20% lifetime discount code for all company staff in the Opera Odyssey online shop

Product Placement

We welcome expressions of interest from corporate entities wishing to consider product placement in the series.  It should be noted however, that this facility will be extended to very few products. 

Product placement expression of interest

Please contact the production office now if you are interested in exploring the product placement possibilities within the series:
producers@operaodyssey.com

Opera Odyssey is wholly owned by
Baikal Developments Ltd.
Registered in Ireland
No. 623069
The Opera Odyssey book is published by
Baikal Publishing
part of Baikal Developments
Printed in Malta by
Gutenberg Press Ltd.

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