Winter Opera Saint Louis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing affordable music to the people of Saint Louis during the winter months. We could not do it without your support! Donations are tax deductible and can be made online by clicking the ‘donation’ button on this page or calling us at 314.865.0038. Every single donation is important and if there is a certain aspect of the production you wish to sponsor or a bequest you wish to make, contact us at

Donor’s who contribute $2,500 + will also receive invitations to attend cast parties & private events! 

As we navigate the changes brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, our organization needs you now more than ever as we are faced with cancelling fundraising events and arts education activities that assist in funding our next season. 

We truly appreciate your continued support as we all navigate these difficult times. 

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 Sponsors!

Lifetime Giving Benefactors $100,000 & Above
Preston M. Green Charitable Foundation

Diamond Benefactors $50,000 – $99,999
Nancy Pillsbury Shirley

Platinum Benefactors $25,000 – $49,999
Ed & H. Pillsbury Foundation
Mary Pillsbury Wainwright

Maestro $10,000 – $24,999
Lu Barnes
George & Melissa Paz

Spinto $5,000 – $9,999
James & Mary Beth Havel

Impresario $2,500 – $4,999
Nancy Barnidge
Drs. Tony & Kim Berni
John R. Bradbury – sponsoring Karen Kanakis
Jim & Mary Forsyth
Anna Harris
John Lesser
Laverne Lorenzini
Bruno & Vivienne Mazzotta
Gary & Nancy Pohrer
Dr. Bill & Gina Reilly
Volpi & Company, Inc.

Dramatico $1,000 – $2,499
Scott Anderson & Robin Weinberg
Tony & Clare Bardol
Mel & Pam Brown
Dale Dendtler
Sam and Marilyn Fox Foundation
Suzanne Greenwald & Leif Johnson
Timothy Harris & Robin Greenberg
Roger & Mary Lou Keech
Kent & Dorothy Kreh
Greg & Holly Lanza
Robert & Sally Lazaroff
Dr. Ron & Toni Leidenfrost
Mr. & Mrs. Sanford N. McDonnell Foundation
Lee& Nancy Reycraft
David & Royal Robbins
Advances Spine Institute
Al & Adrijana Roy
Anthony & Mary Anne Sansone
Lenore Schulein
Linda Seibert

Lirico $500 – $999
Vince Acquaviva
William Ballard – in Honor of Lu Barnes
Jack & Mary Jane Bodine
Robert J. Bodine
Scott & Katie Canty
Marco & Beth Castaneda
Jeff Elkins
Darryl & Sara Fabick
Tina Johnson
Dr. & Mrs. James Littlefield
John Lonigro
Kathy McDonald
Arthur & Shelly Muskin
Kimberly Perry
Robert Praprotnik
Robert & Sue Schultz
Reinhard & Mary Rose Schuster
Carolyn Slavin
Teri Steinberg
Frederick & Suzanne Switzer
Phillip & Annalie Wiltshire

Comprimario $350 – $499
Lee & Alexandra Benham
Rabbi Jay Goldburg
Willard Moseley & Laverne Riebold
Gerald Wilemski

Coro $100 – $349
Anonymous Donor
Anonymous Donor – in honor of Nancy Pillsbury
Elliot Abbey
John & Sandy Belfi
James & Nanci Bobrow
Natalia Bogdanova
Leona Lee Bohm
Kathleen Bolduan
Al & Pam Bonaldi
Oneil & Jane Boudreaux
Dennis Brommelhorst
Gregory Brown
Ms. Madi Brown
Mel & Pam Brown – in Honor of Lu Barnes for the artists & work of Season 13
Sandy & Judy Buchheit
Louis & Lyna Colombo
Salvatore & Dagnija Comado
John L. Crowe
Sean Cullen
Ron Danna & Judy Foster
S. Blake Duncan & Christine Kamprath
Eileen Edelman
Richard Egilsrud
Ronald Fagerstrom & Linda Thomson
Bernard & Marjorie Feldman
Donna Fisher
Joseph & Liza Forshaw
Gerry Frankenfeld
Geil Tech LLC
John H. Grizzell
Yoram & Yaffa Hahn
Ian & Melanie Halley
Eleanor Handel
Walter & Barbara Hunter
Martin & Margaret Israel
Italian Club of St. Louis
Edwin & Michelle Justin
Sandra Kalin
Marcia Kern
Dale & Theresa Klaus
Walter Klein
Ted & Nancy Koplar
Dr. Frances Levine
Eleanor Mandel
Eugene Mariani
John & Mary Lee McConaghy
Dr. & Mrs. McGraw
Lisa McLaughlin
Wayne & Patricia Meisenholder
Tom & Diane Mendenhall
Stanley Misler
Mrs. Mary Etta Montes
Julia Muller & Earl Shreckengast
Richard Mueller
Robert & Carol Ogrodnik
Robert & Kathleen O’Laughlin
Tom & Gretchen O’Neal
Ted & Ellen Pappas
Keith & Nancy Patten
John Howard Percy
Marianne Peri-Sack
Howard & Jeanne Rader
Michael & Sharon Raney
Suzanne Range
John S. Rorris
Jo-Ellyn Ryall
Dan & Ellen Salmo
Craig Sanguinet
Dr. and Mrs. Sasser
Walter & Marie Schmitz
George & Vicki Shuert
Time & Carol Size
A. John & Nancy Solodar
Allison Starling
Tegner Stokes
Ken Streett
Teipen Performing Arts
Stanley & Judy Viglione
Linda Verga
Kathy & Robert Williams – in honor of Mrs. Lu Barnes & Mrs. Nancy Pillsbury
Donald Wilson & Nina Ware
Earle Weatherwax
Paul & Barbara Weil
Heide Wolff – in honor of Lu Barnes
John & Marian Wuest
Elliot & Sharon Zucker

Amici $25 – $99
Claude Bernard & Joan Walker
Lana Yunker & Bob Berri – in appreciation of Nancy and Mary Pillsbury
James & Nancy Billingham
Elizabeth Branstetter & Timothy Miller
Joann M. Condellone
Rex & Nancy Couture
Marie Cuccia-Brand
Joan Fromme
Erin Haupt
Nancy Hofheinz
Dr. & Mrs. Karsh
Catherine Kopff
Julie Lorenz
Dr. & Mrs. Lugo
Dr. Jackie Martin
Barbara Michels
Dr. Pedro Padilla
Theodore & Kathy Petersen
Keith Price
Madelon Price
June Shaw
Steven & Yona Strasberg
Marlita Weiss
Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony Yunker – in appreciation of Mr. and Mrs. Don Wainwright


If you would like to become a patron of Winter Opera Saint Louis we gladly welcome you. Please know that all donations are tax-deductible and help support local artists. Every single donation is important, and if there is a certain aspect of the production you would personally like to sponsor please feel free to email us.

Sponsorship Level


Donated Benefits

Amici $50 – $99 Listed as a donor in the program
Coro $100 – $349 Listed as a donor in the program
Comprimario $350 – $499 Listed as a donor in the program
Lirico $500 – $999 2- Section II tickets & listed as a donor
Dramatico $1,000 – $2,499 4 – Section I tickets  & listed as a donor  
Impresario* $2,500 – $4,999 2 tickets to the Fall Gala, 4 – Section I tickets, & listed as a donor
Spinto* $5,000 – $9,999 2 tickets to the Fall Gala ,6- Section I Tickets, & listed as a donor
Maestro* $10,000 – $24,999 4 tickets to the Fall Gala, 6- Section I Tickets, & listed as a donor
Platinum Benefactor* $25,000 -$49,999 4 tickets to the Fall Gala ,6- Section I Tickets, & listed as a donor
Diamond Benefactor* $50,000 -$99,999 4 tickets to the Fall Gala ,6- Section I Tickets, & listed as a donor
Lifetime Giving Benefactor* $100,000 & Above 4 tickets to the Fall Gala, 6- Section I Tickets, & listed as a donor  





Impresario Club

Impresario Club Membership Pin

The Impresario Club is an exclusive club for donors of $2,500 or more. An Impresario is a patron who understands the importance of the arts and is a major financier and supporter. We could not maintain our season without you! 

Membership Perks:

* A one-of-a-kind Winter Opera Impresario membership pin designed by Mary Pillsbury
* Two tickets to the Fall Gala
* Drink vouchers
* Listed in Program