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Give the Gift of Opera

There is no better way to experience the magic of Merola than by becoming a member. Merola members nurture the future of opera and go behind the scenes to meet the future stars of opera and witness their artistic transformation.

Merola Opera Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID 94-6084831


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Member Benefits

Close encounters of the operatic kind. Here are some benefits our members receive:

    ✺ Master classes in which Merola's young artists hone their talents with opera luminaries.

    ✺ Special member events like "Day at Merola," which offers a glimpse into the thousand and one skills necessary to succeed in this most demanding of art forms.

    ✺ Exclusive receptions where you get to meet our young artists and hear first-hand about their Merola experience.

    ✺ The first chance to buy tickets to the Merola Summer Festival before the general public. You can get the seats you want before the performances sell out!


Whether they attend events and performances all summer, or appreciate from afar the crucial part they play in the success of Merola and its young artists, members are the lifeblood of the Merola Opera Program.


For more information on how you can join, donate and support Merola Artists and Alumni, contact:

Tracy Grant

Director of Contributed Giving

Amy Kessler

Donor Relations & Events Manager


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    Endowment gifts made during the donor’s lifetime provide Merola with both immediate and long-term support. These gifts may also offer tax advantages to the donor.

    Planned gifts to Merola’s endowment give Merola an enduring base of support to continue its mission in good times and bad. All those who remember Merola in their estate planning are part of the Merola Legacy Society.

    Amazon Smile

    Amazon Smile is a program that automatically donates a small portion of every purchase on to a charity of your choice at no cost to you. You may choose to donate to the Merola Opera Program. For more information, please see Amazon Smile. Just sign up for the program, direct Amazon to donate to the Merola Opera Program, and start every Amazon session by going to View the Amazon Smile privacy policy. Thank you for considering us!

    Stock Gifts

    Merola happily accepts stock contributions of any kind. To donate stock, real estate, or anything else, please contact Amy Kessler at 415-936-2311 or email Thank you for considering us!