Membership & Donations

We invite you to join OPERA PROPS in supporting the UW Opera program’s talented students and faculty.

Won’t you help us make a difference?
With the help of UW Opera Props members’ donations in 2018/19, we were able to contribute a total of $16,750, of which $16,000 were in awards to seven voice and opera students in the Mead Witter School of Music at UW-Madison and $750 to British early music scholar/editor/publisher Clifford Bartlett for his royalty fee for L’incoronazione di Poppea (Nov. 2018). Since 2011, Opera Props has made contributions totaling nearly $200,000 to the School of Music!

Become a member of Opera Props now
Celebrate this exciting season and connect with our vibrant community of University Opera supporters by becoming a member of Opera Props today. Your generous donation will enable us to continue our vital and rewarding mission of supporting voice and opera students with monetary awards that will help them in their pursuit of music excellence.

Members of Opera Props enjoy the following benefits

  • The Opera Props Newsletter mailed to your home. Our newsletter is packed with informative background about upcoming University Opera productions, cast members and alumni news.
  • Invitations to pre-opera dinners and to receptions after the show where you can meet the performers and share your experience and impressions with other University Opera supporters.
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Opera Props Showcase Concert with membership at the Sponsor level ($250) or higher.

Please join us!

Click here to download the UW Opera Props Membership Form 2019-2020.

Please mail your check contribution (payable to UW Opera Props) to: UW Opera Props, c/o Marianne Paker, 9 Horseshoe Bend Madison, WI 53705-4271

Or donate online through Paypal!

As an all-volunteer organization, Opera Props devotes every dollar in excess of expenses to the funding of awards for our talented students and to other projects that serve to encourage interest in productions of the University Opera.

Thank you for your generous donation which will be awarded directly to UW Opera and voice students in 2020!

2019-20 UW Opera Props Members
Thank you for giving!

Guarantor ($1000+)
Tom and Betty Akagi, John Jeffrey Gibbens, Kathleen Harker, Kathleen Mary Hornemann, J. Ashley Taylor

Benefactors ($500+)
Karlos and Melinda Moser, Pamela Ploetz, Dean and Carol Schroeder, Georgia Shambes, Dan and Gail Shea, Paul A. Wertsch, M.D.

Sponsors ($250+)
Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula, Ann Campbell, Jennifer Chiaverini, Lau and Bea Christensen, Linda Clauder, Betty and Steve Cohen, Mary Gordon, Dr. Robert and Linda Graebner, Michael Keller, Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg, James and Christine Molloy, Stephen Morton, Dianne Sattinger and Randall Wilkins, Eileen Smith, Peg and Ron Wallace, Robert and Anne Woodson

Sustainers ($150+)
Mark Bradley and Anne Hansen, Richard Brualdi and Mona Wasow, Kathryn Curtis, Jean Druckenmiller, Dr Richard and Doris Dubielzig, J Laurence Everard, Barbara Furstenberg, June Gengler, Dr. Stanley and Shirley Inhorn, Peter and Jill Lundberg, Marianne and Ken Paker, Don Placzkowski, Daniel Plummer and Mark Koehn, David O Staats, Donald and Joanna Thompson, Joseph Varga, Mary Wyman and David Kuenzi

Supporters ($100+)
Jim and Ann Addis, Charles Bauer and Charles Beckwith, Jeffrey A. Bradisse, James Campbell and John Phifer Marrs, Martha and Charles Casey, Susan Cook and Roger Pierson, Gary and Malgorzata Dahl, Mike George, Kennedy Gilchrist and Heidi Wilde, Heidi Gottman, Lynn Harmet, Ronnie Hess and Monroe Rosner, Noel Marie and Steven Jay Klapper, Helaine Kriegel, Charles Kulp and Marie Duquette, Fern and Bill Lawrence, Charles Leadholm and Jeanne Parus, Joan Lundin, William Mott and Julie Skinner, Kathleen Otterson, Kato Perlman, Donna Peterson, Roger and Linda Pettersen, Jane and Evan Pizer, Sherry Reames, Helen Schmedeman, Mary V Schroeder, Helen Wineke, Susan Zaeske, one anonymous

Households ($50+)
Carole and Daniel Doeppers, Jeanne Flood, Brandon Hayes, Dennis and Vicki Hill, Susan Humphrey, Rev. Margaret Irwin, Christopher and Jana Lind, J. Marshall and Millie Osborn, Rodney Pflaum, Joseph Ranney, Margaret Rasch, Ruth Sandor, Miriam Simmons, Bill and Robby Sonzogni, one anonymous

Individuals ($25+)
Helen Baldwin, Lawrence Bechler, Kristine Bengtson, Cynthia Chin, Elizabeth Conklin, Rosemary Dorney, Susan E Eichhorn, June Johnson, Annette Knapstein, Dr Donald J Mash, Cynthia May, Geri Naymick, Jane O’Connell, Julie Ottum and David Runstrom, Gregory Schmidt , Francis and Sally Schrag, Sarellen Schuh, Thomas and Sandy Solheim, Maryann Steckling, Suzan Stodder, Esther Taylor, Christine Thomas, Judith Utevsky and Steve Rankin, Liz Vowles, Peter and Anne Wadsack, Ann Wallace, Joan Yagla, one anonymous

Additional gifts given
$50 given in honor of Ann Campbell by James Campbell
$50 given in memory of Susan Campbell by James Campbell
$100 given in honor of Mary Gordon by Jean Druckenmiller
$150 given in honor of Karlos Moser by an anonymous donor
$200 given in honor of Karlos Moser by Dr. Stanley and Shirley Inhorn
$250 given in honor of Karlos Moser by Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula

List updated 6/2/2020
Donations received during UW Opera Props 2019-2020 Fiscal Year: June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020.