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Support Opera in Montana

Your passion and support help us hit the high notes! Engaging with our opera means more than just attendance; it’s about building a community that cherishes and sustains the art of opera for future generations. Discover the various ways you can lend your support and make a lasting impact.

Ways to Support us:


Individual Gifts

Your tax-deductible donation, no matter the amount, enhances our creative, educational and artistic works. 75% of the cost of productions is not covered by ticket sales. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of maintaining quality opera in Southwest Montana.
Our EIN number is 81-0382552.

Remember ALL contributions help and are deeply appreciated.

We are thrilled to produce the world-class programs Opera Montana is known for, and we know you have helped make this possible. There are numerous opportunities for you to support the exciting works of Opera Montana. We are a 501©3 non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible. For information on ways you and/or your business can contribute select a category below.
Thank you for considering supporting Opera Montana in your annual giving.

Sustaining Member Society

The Sustaining Member Society of Opera Montana is for all who pledge to give regularly at any level. In addition to receiving the heartfelt thanks of the board, the benefits listed below are offered to those who pledge at the following levels:

$500 to $1,999 per year
• Invitation to attend rehearsals and behind-the-scenes events

The Ambassador's Club - $2,000 per year and up
• All benefits stated above
• Invitation to annual Ambassador event.
• Invitation to closing night cast and crew gatherings.
• Parking assistance for main stage productions

For more information about the Ambassador's Club, contact the Opera Montana office at (406) 587-2889.

Planned Giving/Encore Society

Endowment Gifts
You can help ensure the stability and far-reaching impact of Opera Montana’s legacy with direct contributions towards our Endowment or through estate planning.

Gifts of Stock
A great way to support the opera while saving capital gains expenses. Contact the office for more information.

Corporate Donations & Matching Gifts
Double your gift through your employer’s Matching Gift Program. If you’re not sure whether your employer will match your gift, we would be happy to assist you.

To learn more about any of these options call Genevieve Trygstad-Burke at the Opera Montana office, (406) 587-2889 or email

Volunteer With Us

It takes several hundred people, in addition to the cast and orchestra, to put on an opera production. Help is needed before, during, and after each performance.

Listed below are some of the volunteer opportunities for the opera. If any of these activities appeal to your interests and talents, please contact us. We will put you in touch with the appropriate volunteer coordinator.

Ways To Volunteer

Logistics and Support
Administrative Support
Event Coordination
Backstage Assistance
Day Of Performance Support

Become a Business Sponsor

Elevate the arts and showcase your commitment to cultural excellence by becoming a business sponsor of Opera Montana. Your sponsorship not only supports the magic of opera but also connects your brand with our passionate audience. Partner with us to celebrate and sustain the transformative power of music and performance.

For detailed sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please reach out to Development Director Genevieve Trygstad-Burke at or call (406) 587-2889. Your partnership is instrumental in bringing our productions to life and enriching the cultural landscape of our wonderful community.

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Advertise with Opera Montana

At Opera Montana, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our advertisers for their invaluable support. Your advertisements not only reach a diverse and cultured audience but also play a crucial role in sustaining the vibrant arts scene in our community. By choosing to advertise with Opera Montana, you align your brand with excellence, creativity, and the transformative power of opera.

Interested in exploring advertising opportunities with Opera Montana? We offer a variety of platforms and packages designed to maximize your visibility and impact.

To learn more about how we can work together to showcase your business or cause, please reach out to Development Director Genevieve Trygstad-Burke at or call (406) 587-2889.

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Thank You!

Please join us in thanking all the individuals and businesses who make it possible through their support to bring Opera Montana productions to life. Please consider joining this outstanding roster.

Season Underwriters

Season Underwriters are  the backbone of Opera Montana. The generous support from these individuals and businesses ensure the high professional level of opera performances which Opera Montana is known for around the nation.

Season Sponsors

Diane Brawner

Freeman Family Foundation

Season Underwriters

Anonymous (2)

Doug and Jeanie Badenoch

Tim and Mary Barnard, Barnard Construction

Diana Blank

Spruce Charitable Trust

Gianforte Family Foundation

Don Gimbel

Chip & Lynn Rinehart

Drs. Dennis & Anne Wentz

Walter and Regina Wunsch

The Yellowstone Center

Ambassadors Club

Opera Montana's Sustaining Member Society recognizes those individuals and businesses who pledge to support Opera Montana on an ongoing basis. Those members who have pledged to give $2000 or more annually are members of the Ambassadors Club.



Doug and Jeanie Badenoch

Michael and Sharon Beehler

Diana Blank

Diane Brawner

Roger and Noreen Breeding

Suzanne P. Day and Jim Penhale

Fred and Paula Deigert

Robyn and Orville Erlenbush

Don and Signe Farris

Emily Gadd

Don Gimbel

Barbara and Jerome Glickman

Jane and John Hodges

Sal and Carol G. Lalani

Marty and Kathryn Lambert

Michael Mahler

Sylvia and Robb Miller

Don and Marilyn Murdock

Brad and Rachel Osen

Barbara Pastine

Timothy and Trish Preheim

Mark Ringer and Christine Hrenya

Chip and Lynn Rinehart

Mark Ringer and Christine Hrenya

Matt and Juli Rognlie

Thomas J. Scanlin

Jane and David Spencer

Larry Springer

Ed Stafman and Beth Lee

Ray and Michele Stinnett

Jeff and Karen Strickler

Rusty and David Swingle

Ric Tieman and Susan Gibb

Judy Tsiang

Sharon Tudor Isler and Brian Tudor

Karin Utzinger

May Vaughan

Drs. Anne and Dennis Wentz

Rick and Jean Wentz

Janel Carino and Richard Wolff

Walter and Regina Wunsch

Richard and Janet Young

Ambassadors receive all benefits of Sustaining Members, plus:
*Invitation to special events and previews
*Access to reserved parking lots downtown for the Ellen shows

Sustaining Member Society

Thank you to these individuals and businesses who have joined the Sustaining Member Society by pledging to support Opera Montana on an ongoing basis.

Sustaining Members

Angella Ahn

Jason Bolte

Charles and Sally Broughton

Lyndy M. Caine

Patricia and Fred Cornelious

Jack and Karen Day

Edwin and Judith Knuth Folts

Jim and Barbara Gaffney

Corey Getchell and Kelsye Gould

Richard Gillette and Susan Hinkins

Stephen Guggenheim & Amanda Cater

Kristine and Jim Hall

Carrie Krause

Sara and Jacob Misner

Susan Miller and Josh Mollenkamp

Helen Mulroney

Donna Murphrey

Sally O’Neill

Ben and Barbara Phinney

Michael Sakir and Teri Leavens

Joe Schumacher

Martha Sellers

Lois Smith-Lehwalder

David Summerfield

Will and Jennifer Swearingen

Genevieve Trygstad-Burke

May Vaughan

Jeff and Jackie Vick

Julie Videon