“I think there are similarities between going to church and going to the opera...[opera changes] your consciousness, your mental state and your disposition and you come out of that experience with a more creative mindset. You are different afterwards. Opera gives me that ability to be transformed.”
ACOCO Donor since 2010
Director, German Australian Opera Grant
Financial support from Donors, Sponsors and Partners has resulted in 14 years of innovative, engaging and inspiring stories, shared with over 200,000 people live, and 13M online/globally.
Donors and Partners can be proud of the enduring impact of their investment in ACOCO, particularly in the advancement of careers, and in the future of contemporary operatic story-telling in Australia.
Donors and Partners are at the core of what we do - through our connection we all create scope to imagine, collaborate, commission and present exceptional opera, which in turn stimulates, connects and delights audiences.
From your financial contribution and committed advocacy flows far-reaching benefits and impact - in the repertoire and artists ACOCO strengthens, the people who are enabled to access our work, and development of an organic art form that predates - and will outlive - us all.
Philanthropy is the fuel for ACOCO's growth and sustainability. As an ACNC endorsed charity, with Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Concession Charity status, you can claim a tax-deduction for your contribution.
ACOCO gratefully acknowledges the generosity and support of its Patrons and onors.
Listed below are Patrons who have given to ACOCO since 2019.
podium - leaders
Maureen Wheeler AO
Urquhart Charitable Fund
- Australian Communities Foundation
Gertrude Johnson Estate
The Dowd Foundation
Margaret Lawrence Bequest (2020)
L. C. Nash
Amy Poynton, in memory of Patricia Batista
Eric Ormond Baker Fund
Besen Family Foundation
Marjorie & Eduard Eshuys
Jeffrey & Ann Brady
Leanne and Emeri De Bortoli
Michael Anderson & Khoi Bui
Ruth & Tom O'Dea
John & Mary Grant
Jane & Malcolm Steel
Craig Lidgerwood & Stephen Ryan
Margaret & John Dumesny
Prof. Charles Qin OAM & Kate Ritchie
Paul Gardner AM
Nance Grant AM MBE & Ian Harris
Barbara & Robert Paterson
Irina Kuzminsky & Mark Delaney
Rupert Myer AO
Paul & Gay Rosen
Meyer & Carole Sibbel
Brian Castles-Onion AM
David & Margaret Young
Debbie Sue Brady
Jason Catlett (Commission Consortium)
Genevieve Overell AM
Marie Therese Jensen
Orlando De Pury
Stephanie & Peter Exton
Stuart & Sue Hamilton