Supporting your opera company goes further than you can imagine!

When you take your seat and settle in for a night at the opera you are joining a huge number of people who make the performance come to life – singers, orchestra, chorus, conductor, director, set and costume designer, lighting designer, repetiteurs, production manager, stage manager, assistant stage managers, mechanists, fly operators, stage crew, orchestral management, dome operators, surtitle operator, head of wardrobe, dressers, make-up artists, stage door keeper, front of house manager, ushers, box office, food and beverage manager, bar staff, cleaners, security, marketing, development, producers and production.

This group of people, some of whom have been planning and working towards this performance for years, then honing their efforts together across the rehearsal period are now ready to welcome the most important group, the audience, to the theatre.

In addition to buying tickets to a performance, donating to your opera company means that the magic of the opera can reach further and the people who create it can dream even more.

There is no question that the support from government and from the corporate sector provides the life blood for a company like ours. But it’s the support of individual philanthropy that provides our lungs. It allows us to breath, it gives us oxygen. It is the very thing that puts a spring in our step and for that we are tremendously grateful.

– Andrew Pascoe, WAO Chair


Dr Robert Larbalestier
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Dr Jack Bendat AM CitWA
Catherine Ferrari
Warwick Hemsley
The Robert Kimpton Family
Annie & Neil Patrick
Dr Peter Simpson OAM
Richard Tarala & Lyn Beazley AO
Joyce Westrip OAM
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BENEFACTOR ($2,500+)
Neil Archibald & Alan R Dodge AM
Dr Fiona Bettenay
Dr Dennis Hayward
Eleanor John
Francis Landels
Patrick Lilburne
Dr Bryant Macfie
Tessa Tieleman
Michael & Helen Tuite
Joyce Young
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SUPPORTER ($1,000+)
Gaysie Atkinson
Betty Barker
Dr Peter & Mrs Rae Breidahl
Joan Carney
Helen Carroll
Maureen Connaughton
Frank Cooper AO
Peter and Christene Dalla Riva
Lorraine Ellard
John Evans
Kathryn Hogan and Graham Droppert
Ulrich & Gloria Kunzmann
Ross and Fran Ledger
Bill Reid
Len & Sue Roberts-Smith
Kerry Sanderson
Glenice Shephard
Kim & Keith Spence
Stephen & Janet Thackray
Agatha Van Der Schaaf
Yannis Vrodos
Dr Chris and Mrs Vimala Whitaker
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FRIEND ($500+)
Tom Aram
Cathy Bardon and Bob Cassie
Dr Colin Binns & Dr Mi Kyung Lee
David Black
Lynne Burford Publicity
Christine Burson
Carolyn Chard AM
T & E Gerner
Rosemary Grigg & Peter Flanigan
Ian and Sue Hobson
Jock & Jennifer Laurie
Infinite Consulting Group
Anthony & Suzanne Maple-Brown
Kay Ripp
The Sherwood Family
Julie Simpson
Diana Warnock and the late Bill Warnock
Dr Peter Winterton
Alison Woodman
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DONORS ($200+)
Thank you to all our donors who support us and help us create and present world-class opera in Western Australia.

Anita & James Clayton
Lorraine Ellard
Ailsa West
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The generous gift of FMG shares is testament to the Forrest’s commitment to a strong and vibrant arts sector in Western Australia.

Thanks to the leadership donors of the Bel Canto Fund.

Thank you to our Young Leaders Circle partner Herbert Smith Freehills for their ongoing commitment to this initiative, especially through Yannis Vrodos as the program’s Ambassador. Thank you to the inaugural members of the Young Leaders Circle for their active engagement.


We invite you, if you are already a donor, to renew and perhaps increase your support of the value we provide. And, if you have not yet given in support of our work, that you join our band of donors. All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible, and every gift will assist us our work.

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