What are the Giving Circles?

The Dutch National Opera's Giving Circles are like family. The donors who provide structural support to the opera unite in the Geefkringen with donations from € 1,000 per year. The unconditional support that Geefkring members offer our company in this way is priceless and irreplaceable. We therefore involve them with great pleasure and in a personal way as close as possible to our opera company and the productions. We open the doors to the world behind the scenes, arrange encounters with singers, musicians and artistic talent, and involve donors in the rehearsal process. In this way we fulfill the role of the Giving Circles in our house: as a co-producer of everything that is created by our company and to which they make an indispensable contribution. We look forward to welcoming you to our family!

Ritratto

Gifts from Giving Circle members are managed by the Dutch National Opera & Ballet Fund, the support foundation of Dutch National Opera & Ballet. An independent board ensures that the donations are properly spent on the designated causes and projects of Dutch National Opera.

What we have achieved
Thanks to the support of our Giving Circles

Four involved Giving Circles

Lover Circle

From €1,000 annually
  • Extra tax benefit with a periodic donation
  • Invitations to premiere drinks with artists
  • Exclusive backstage programs for Giving Circle members
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Party

All privileges of a Operalover

Experience

  • Invitations to all Friends activities of Dutch National Opera, such as attending (choir) rehearsals, behind-the-scenes tours and Friends' trips
  • Free entrance to all Foyer evenings of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitations to exclusive premiere drinks at opera performances (for 2 people)
  • Invitations for all Giving Circle activities of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Party for the Giving Circles, including the exclusive preview of the new opera season by the management (for 2 people)

Personal service

  • Priority when ordering subscriptions and single ticket sales
  • Personal service and direct contact to discuss or change tickets
  • Discount of 10% on items in our (web) shop

Information

  • Subscription to the Friends' Magazine with background articles about Dutch National Opera

Admirer Circle

From €5,000 annually
  • Extra tax benefit with periodic donation
  • Invitations to premiere drinks with artists
  • Attend a behind-the-scenes tour with your own guests
  • Invitation to an exclusive annual lunch with the management 

All privileges of an Admirer

Exclusively to Admirers

  • Exclusive cloakroom service with your personal Opera Pass
  • Welcome to intermission drinks between the acts at premieres (for 2 people)
  • Annual lunch with the management of Dutch National Opera where artistic and business plans for the future are discussed personally with the largest donors of Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • The opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour with your own guests

Plus all privileges of an Opera Lover

Experience

  • Invitations to all Friends activities of Dutch National Opera, such as attending (choir) rehearsals, behind-the-scenes tours and Friends' trips
  • Free entrance to all Foyer evenings of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitations to exclusive premiere drinks at opera performances (for 2 people)
  • Invitations for all Giving Circle activities of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Party for the Giving Circles, including the exclusive preview of the new opera season by the management (for 2 people)

Personal service

  • Priority when ordering subscriptions and single ticket sales
  • Personal service and direct contact to discuss or change tickets
  • Discount of 10% on items in our (web) shop

Information

  • Subscription to the Friends' Magazine with background articles about Dutch National Opera

Paladin Circle

From €10,000 annually
  • Extra tax benefit with periodic donation
  • Invitations to premiere drinks with artists
  • Personal meetings with new singers
  • Invitation to the annual Opera Dinner (for 2 persons)

All privileges of a Paladin

Exclusively to Paladins

  • Invitation for 2 people to the exclusive annual Opera Dinner
  • Personal meetings with new singers from Dutch National Opera at the start of the season
  • The possibility to organize house concerts with the artistic staff and (choir) singers of Dutch National Opera

Plus all privileges of an Admirer

Experience

  • Invitations to all Friends activities of Dutch National Opera, such as attending (choir) rehearsals, behind-the-scenes tours and Friends' trips
  • Free entrance to all Foyer evenings of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitations to exclusive premiere drinks at opera performances (for 2 people)
  • Invitations for all Giving Circle activities of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Party for the Giving Circles, including the exclusive preview of the new opera season by the management (for 2 people)
  • Welcome to intermission drinks between the acts at premieres (for 2 people)
  • Annual lunch with the management of Dutch National Opera where artistic and business plans for the future are discussed personally with the largest donors of Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • The opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour with your own guests

Personal service

  • Priority when ordering subscriptions and single ticket sales
  • Personal service and direct contact to discuss or change tickets
  • Discount of 10% on items in our (web) shop
  • Exclusive cloakroom service with your personal Opera Pass

Information

  • Subscription to the Friends' Magazine with background articles about Dutch National Opera

Mecenas Circle

From €25,000 annually
  • Extra tax benefit with a periodic donation
  • You determine the purpose of your donation yourself
  • A personal event behind the scenes around an opera of your choice
  • Exclusive opportunity to follow an artistic process of a production of your choice

All privileges of a Mecenas

Exclusively to a Mecenas

  • Determine the purpose of your donation yourself
  • The possibility to organize a personal event behind the scenes around an opera of your choice with the help of the artistic staff and (choir) singers of Dutch National Opera
  • A personal Mecenas-program that allows you to follow the artistic process of the creation of an opera of your choice

Plus all privileges of a Paladin

Experience

  • Invitations to all Friends activities of Dutch National Opera, such as attending (choir) rehearsals, behind-the-scenes tours and Friends' trips
  • Free entrance to all Foyer evenings of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitations to exclusive premiere drinks at opera performances (for 2 people)
  • Invitations for all Giving Circle activities of Dutch National Opera
  • Invitation to the annual Season Preview Party for the Giving Circles, including the exclusive preview of the new opera season by the management (for 2 people)
  • Welcome to intermission drinks between the acts at premieres (for 2 people)
  • Annual lunch with the management of Dutch National Opera where artistic and business plans for the future are discussed personally with the largest donors of Dutch National Opera & Ballet
  • The opportunity to attend a behind-the-scenes tour with your own guests
  • Invitation for 2 people to the exclusive annual Opera Dinner
  • Personal meetings with new singers from Dutch National Opera at the start of the season
  • The possibility to organize house concerts with the artistic staff and (choir) singers of Dutch National Opera

Personal service

  • Priority when ordering subscriptions and single ticket sales
  • Personal service and direct contact to discuss or change tickets
  • Discount of 10% on items in our (web) shop
  • Exclusive cloakroom service with your personal Opera Pass

Information

  • Subscription to the Friends' Magazine with background articles about Dutch National Opera
Contact us
Roos Bernelot Moens
Roos Bernelot Moens
Circles & Donors Dutch National Opera
Why they support Dutch National Opera

“At the opera you see the big world in a small space; major themes of life in a Gesamtkunst form. It is a privilege to be able to support this and to be involved in it.”

- Frans Cladder