Just as the guilds of old helped build Europe’s great architectural works (and build an increasingly flourishing economy!), so you have the opportunity to help Opera Wilmington stage its most ambitious work to date! By joining one of our guilds, you will meet like-minded individuals and provide support for an important aspect of a great cultural work.

Which guild best matches your interest?

If you are a singer at heart…or in the shower, join our Artists’ Guild!

  • Principal Singers cost $12,000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000

With a donation of $1,000 or more, you will be listed as an underwriter for a principal singer in The Magic Flute (you choose the role!)

  • Papageno – baritone
  • Tamino – tenor
  • Queen of the Night – soprano
  • Pamina – soprano
  • Papagena – soprano
  • Sarastro – bass

If you love hearing live orchestral music, join our Orchestra Guild!

  • Our orchestra costs $22,000
  • Orchestral Score and Parts cost $600
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $500 (music underwriter or individual orchestra chair sponsor), $1,000 (concertmaster chair sponsor), or $5,000 (orchestra underwriter)

With a donation of $500 or more, you can underwrite the music (orchestral score and parts) or sponsor an individual orchestra member. With a donation of $1,000 or more, you can sponsor our dynamic concertmaster Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi! For a donation of $5,000 or more you will be listed as an orchestra underwriter.

If you love the power of choral singing, join our Chorus Guild!

  • The Chorus costs $5,000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $250

With a donation of $250 or more, you will be listed as an underwriter for The Magic Flute chorus.

If you love fashion and sewing, join our Costumers’ Guild!

  • Costumes cost $15,000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $250

With a donation of $250 or more, you can become part of our Costumers’ Guild and make a special visit to the costume shop to watch Mark Sorensen’s costume designs for The Magic Flute come to life.

If you love the visual arts (especially the art of trompe l’oeil, so important to the stage), join our Scenery Guild!

  • Set construction costs: $18,000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $250

With a donation of $250 or more, you can become part of our Scenery Guild, meet our scenic designer Max Lydy, and get a sneak peek at his evocative set designs for The Magic Flute.

Shine some light on the production: join our Technical Guild!

  • Lighting costs $3000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $250

With a donation of $250 or more, you will become part of our Technical Guild and have the chance to meet with our Artistic Director Nancy King and lighting designer Tara Noland to learn what goes into the art of lighting and creating lighting cues.

If you just can’t stop thinking about The Magic Flute … join our Directors’ Guild

  • Artistic Team salaries (combined) cost $10,000
  • Sponsorships are available starting at $1,000

With a donation of $1000 or more, you can sponsor an artistic team member and have the chance to meet with them to hear their insights about The Magic Flute.

Artistic Director – Nancy King

Assistant Artistic Director/Costume Designer – Mark Sorensen

Set Designer – Max Lydy

Conductor – Daniel Brier

Chorus Master – Joe Hickman

Can’t choose? Love it all? …become a Production Sponsor!

  • Production sponsorships are available starting at $5,000

Please let us know of your interest! Send us an email at info@operawilmington.org and we will be in touch with you.

Here's this week's Opera IQ question:

On what work was La Bohème based?
  1. La Vie en Rose
  2. Rent
  3. Scènes de la vie de bohème

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