Friends & Patrons

Our cultural collaborators

The support from our friends and private patrons forms the keystone of the educational resource that is an Opera Odyssey.
Our friends are admirers of opera, classical music, and the arts, and they value its heritage. They recognise the cultural and artistic contribution that an Opera Odyssey will make, not least by stimulating interest in composers whose works have been abandoned.
These composers are part of opera’s history, and through the generous support of our friends they will not remain unremembered.

Your inestimable support allows us to:

∼ Produce an international resource that is comprehensive, entertaining, and academically robust ∼

∼ Promote the operatic talents of the singers engaged to showcase opera’s four-century history ∼

∼ Make the project entirely philanthropic, maximising support for the work of the renowned charity Musicians Without Borders ∼

Friend

Friends generously contribute €250

Benefits & Recognitions

  • Friends-only issue CD of 40 arias & duets specially recorded for the series plus the DVDs of the TV series 
  • Signed book of 160 images from the making of the series
  • Receive the quarterly Friends & Patrons e-magazine
  • Acknowledgement on the Friends’ page of our website
  • Lifetime 10% discount in the online Opera Odyssey shop
  • Discounts on tours and events

Supporting Friend

Supporting Friends very generously contribute €500

Benefits & Recognitions

  • Two tickets to any one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts
  • A box-set of the series DVDs
  • A limited release behind-the-scenes DVD of the making of the series
  • Acknowledgement in the programme credits & on the Friend’s page of our website
  • Receive the quarterly Friends & Patrons e-magazine
  • Lifetime 15% discount in the online Opera Odyssey shop
  • Discounts on tours and events
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Patron

Patrons very generously contribute €1200

Benefits & Recognitions

  • A copy of the limited edition Opera Odyssey book
  • Two VIP tickets to any one of the Opera Odyssey Gala Concerts
  • Two invitations to the Patrons’ wine reception at the concert
  • A limited edition box-set of the series DVDs
  • A limited release behind the scenes DVD of the making of the series
  • Acknowledgement in the programme credits and on the Patrons’ page of the Opera Odyssey website
  • Receive the quarterly Friends & Patrons e-magazine
  • Lifetime 20% discount in the online Opera Odyssey shop
  • Discounts on tours and events

An Opera in Your Name

A contribution of €300 to sponsor an opera segment 

Benefits & Recognitions

  • Acknowledgement in the programme credits celebrating your or a loved one’s love of opera. 
  • Your choice of a giclée fine art print from a selection of 30 opera scenes by Alexander Novoseltsev
  • A certificate of appreciation for your support
  • A box-set of the TV series DVDs
  • Lifetime 12% discount in the online Opera Odyssey shop

a truly unique way to support an Opera Odyssey

With more than 350 operas deemed worthy of discussion in our TV/DVD series, within the context of how they help us illustrate the development of the art form, we are very pleased to launch our ‘An Opera in Your Name’ initiative.  With a contribution of €300, you can nominate one of our opera segments to be named in your or a loved one’s honour celebrating your or their love of opera. The name may be a personal pleasure, in honour of loved ones, or in memoriam of a family member.  With your consent, the names will also be featured on this website on our Friends and Patrons page.

You will receive a certificate of appreciation for supporting an opera in the series, a box-set of the series DVDs, and a lifetime 12% discount in the Opera Odyssey online shop. [Please note that because of the restrictions imposed due to the global pandemic, the DVD collection will not be available until 2022 as the filming has been postponed until early 2021 and is scheduled to last 11 months].

Sample Programme Credit

La Traviata
Consultant: Matteo Giordano

Kindly supported by:
R. Barker & Family
London

Use this short form to indicate your interest in our Friends, Supporting Friends, Patrons, or Opera In Your Name initiatives.  When your details are confirmed by us, you be provided with payment details.

Please select which category of support you wish to provide.
This can be a person’s name, a couple, or a family name for example. If you prefer not to have the name featured on the website or in the programme credits, please write ‘NONE’ in the box provided.
If you are applying to have an opera segment named after you or a loved one, please provide the names of your top three operas that are of interest. Each opera will only have one sponsor and by providing three choices we can try to accommodate you if your first choice is already allocated.
If you have chosen to name an opera segment, please provide the person’s name (may be more than one person), family name, or organisation name that is to be credited.

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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