In 1577 in the Medici Court, a group of visionaries known as the Camerata helped define the future of opera.

Today, a new Camerata is born at San Francisco Opera. General Director David Gockley has defined a vision that builds upon the Company’s rich heritage. Camerata members, with multi-year commitments above and beyond their annual support, help realize that vision: creating the next great American opera, assembling star-studded casts, showcasing the artistry of Music Director Nicola Luisotti and harnessing new media to expand audiences.

Join Camerata and be a part of history as you help San Francisco Opera forge a path to the future while experiencing the creative process like never before.

For more information on this program, please contact Andrew Morgan, Director of Leadership Gifts, at (415) 565-3266 or

Signature Productions

Creating productions that define San Francisco Opera, including commissions, new productions and modern masterworks

Photos left to right: Die Walküre (2011), Ring cycle tech rehearsal (2011), Moby-Dick (2012)

Great Singers

Engaging today’s stars in welcome returns and Company or role debuts, as well as emerging talent with bright futures

Photos left to right: Deborah Voigt/Girl of the Golden West (2010), Mark Delavan/Ring cycle (2011), Susan Graham/Xerxes (2011), Joyce DiDonato & Nicole Cabell/The Capulets and the Montagues (2012)

Amici di Nicola

Championing the artistry of Nicola Luisotti, one of the most exciting maestros in the world

The Next Generation

Building the audiences of today and tomorrow through education, community outreach and diverse media outlets

Photos left to right: 90th Season Community Open House Carmen for Families screening (2012), Koret-Taube Media Suite (2011), Opera at the Ballpark (2012)

Funding Levels & Benefits

$75,000 over three years $150,000 over three years
All of the above, plus:
  • Invitations to exclusive working rehearsals
$300,000 over three years
All of the above, plus:
  • Options to purchase national and international travel opportunities
  • Opportunities to interact with key artists and artistic personnel


Additional Information

Read about the latest Camerata developments in the annual Camerata newsletter.

Issue 2, Summer 2013
Issue 1, Summer 2012

Contact Us

Leadership Circle
(415) 551-6393

Medallion Society Concierge
(415) 565-6447

San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102