Opera Donors

Donations are of crucial importance to us. They give us the opportunity to continue to provide all that we have built up through the years, with so much creativity, perseverance and love. With your financial support, we can continue to present world-class opera productions. Important to note: Dutch National Opera is a financially healthy organization, and operates in a fiscally responsible way. With each production, we attempt to achieve the maximum artistic result within a carefully balanced budget.

Dutch National Opera is supported by Opera Donors who commit themselves for a minimum of five years to our company.  With the help of their enthusiasm and commitment, Dutch National Opera is strengthened in its ability to create, produce and present top quality performances.  

As an organisation with cultural status, Dutch National Opera is considered a Public Benefit Organisation or ANBI.  That is why we can receive donations and inheritances without having to pay gift and inheritance taxes. That means that all of your gift goes completely towards the benefit of the arts.

How will your gift be used?
Your gift can be used to support our work in all its facets, or for a special production that couldn’t be realised without extra financial support.  You may also choose to support our educational or public projects, or the more hands-on side of an opera production, such as the development of decors and costumes.  We will gladly give you more information about the possibilities, as well as the tokens of appreciation that go hand in hand with philanthropic giving.

Tokens of appreciation You – as a patron ­– are very important to us at Dutch National Opera.  You may choose how active a role you would like to play.  As a show of our appreciation, we will of course keep you up to date on all the latest developments within Dutch National Opera.  

Opera Lover

Size of donation:  €1.000 annually, for a minimum duration of five years.  In the case of signing a written agreement to this effect, 125% of your donation will be tax deductible (€1.250).  In appreciation:  you will receive a quarterly email newsletter and an annual, in-depth overview.  If you wish, we will publish your name in our annual report and on our website.  Each season, you will receive an invitation for a guided tour of the backstage in combination with attendance at a working rehearsal.

Opera Benefactor

Size of donation:  €5.000 annually, for a minimum duration of five years.  In the case of signing a written agreement to this effect, 125% of your donation will be tax deductible (€6.250). In appreciation:  You will receive a quarterly email newsletter and an annual, in-depth overview.  If you wish, we will publish your name in our annual report and on our website. Each season, you will receive an invitation to a guided tour of the backstage in combination with attendance at a working rehearsal.  We also offer you a special coat-check service and admittance to the reception after premiers.

Opera Paladin

Size of donation:  €10.000 annually, for a minimum duration of five years.  In the case of signing a written agreement to this effect, €11.250 of your donation will be tax deductible.
Our private fundraising managers will gladly tell you more about the exclusive tokens of appreciation associated with this generous level of philanthropy.  Please phone Mathilde Smit, 020 551 8947 or send an email to: m.smit@operaballet.nl

What are the net costs of making an annual donation to Dutch National Opera?
If you agree to registering your donation by means of a notarial act for a minimum period of five years, your donation is tax deductible. You can become a donor for as little as €15 a month, depending on your tax bracket.

 

    Annual donation     Income tax
    42%       52%
    Opera Lover     € 1.000      € 475     € 350
    Opera Benefactor     € 5.000      € 2.375     € 1.750
    Opera Paladin      € 10.000       € 5.275     € 4.150

 

As of 1 January 2012, a new Dutch regulation has come into effect, the so-called fiscal multiplier, that increases the possible deduction of donations to cultural institutions by 25% a year up to a total of €1.250.  This Gift and Inheritance Tax Act will be in effect until at least 2017.

Other forms of giving

If you want the best for Dutch National Opera and would like to offer us much-needed financial support, there are of course other ways than those mentioned above.  Our private fundraising staff would be delighted to make an appointment with you for a personal, no-strings-attached meeting. You can also click on the links Donations and Fixed-term charitable donations for more information.

Would you like to know more about making a donation to Dutch National Opera?
If you would like to know more about the possibilities of making a donation to Dutch National Opera and are interested in what we can do for you in return, please contact Christine Philips, 020 551 8836 or c.philips@operaballet.nl