The Mecenas circle gives an essential contribution to the productions and activities of the Dutch National Opera. As a Giving circle member, you can choose for yourself where your gift is allocated to. As Mecenas, we offer you a personal program tailored to your wishes. With this you can follow the artistic process around a production of your choosing from up close. Besides that, you will receive all the privileges and invitations for exclusive meeting for the Giving circles.

Become Mecenas


You can decide for yourself where your gift is used for from the following options:

  • Core activities of the Dutch National Opera in general.
  • Special artistic projects.
  • Educational activities.
  • The craft in the ateliers such as designing and making decors, costumes, and props.
  • Projects and programmes in the field of talent development, such as the National Opera Studio.


You will receive all the privileges and invitations for Paladins, plus:

  • An invitation for 4 people for the exclusive annual Opera Dinner
  • A personal Mecenas-program where you can follow the artistic process of the creation of a production of choice
  • An invitation for the annual ‘End of Season’ Paladin Dinner
  • An invitation for the annual Season Preview Party for Giving circles, including the exclusive preview of the opera season by the managing board (for 2 people)
  • Luxurious program books of operaproductions (sent to your home)
  • Welcome at premier parties for invitees only after a premier (for 2 people)
  • Welcome at drinks during the break between acts at premiers (for 2 people)
  • An invitation for the annual Giving Circle trip to an opera house or festival in another country
  • Exclusive coat check service with your personal opera pass
  • Early access when ordering subscriptions and with individual ticket sales
  • Personal service and direct contact for discussing or changing tickets
  • Personalized donor thank-you plaque in the foyer and in our publications

Compare the Giving Circles (in Dutch).

Calculation example

When you sign a contract for a periodical gift (minimum of 5 years), you are allowed to deduce this gift from taxes for 100-125%. Example: with a yearly gift of 1000 euro, this will cost you net 350 euro if you pay 52% income taxes. Read more about the benefits of periodical gifts.

Named fund

Do you want to donate a substantial amount to the Dutch National Opera and give a very personal goal to that, then creating a fund in your name is an interesting possibility. A fund as a gift for or as a remembrance to a loved one is also a possibility. Read more about named funds.

Become Mecenas


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