Leave a Legacy

Making this kind of gift is cost-free during your lifetime, but the benefits are long-lasting to NCO and those who love opera. With your help, we can make sure that the Triangle enjoys the magic of opera for years to come!


Support the Future

Your legacy gift will help North Carolina Opera continue its mission of producing professional opera. Audiences today and in the future will benefit from your generosity.

Your legacy gift will help support productions like Pagliacci (January 2020). Pictured is tenor Carl Tanner, soprano Melinda Whittington and company. Photo by Eric Waters for North Carolina Opera.

A woman with 19th century clothing being dipped by a man who is looking at her lovingly as she looks out at the viewer. They are surrounded by villagers looking on and clapping.


  1. Your Life Insurance
    Life insurance that no longer serves its original purpose, such as college funding or spousal support, may be used instead to ensure that opera is enjoyed by and accessible to future audiences.
  2. Your Retirement Plan
    You can ensure that the magic of opera continues by making NCO a beneficiary in your retirement plan.
  3. Your Will
    You can help NC Opera expand its productions and education programs for years to come, simply by making a gift of any amount in your will. NOTE: If you have already made provision for NCO in your estate planning, please let us know by emailing ellen.fort@ncopera.org or by completing this form.
  4. Your Charitable Gift Annuity
    When you create a charitable gift annuity benefiting NCO, you will ensure that the curtain continues to rise upon high-quality productions like Pagliacci and The Magic Flute.

To discuss a legacy gift, please call the Development office at NCO at (919) 792-3855 or email ellen.fort@ncopera.org.

Other Ways to Give

Individual Giving

North Carolina Opera depends on the generosity of opera lovers like you to keep us singing. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today.

Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

Partnerships are integral to both economic development in the Triangle and the overall success of the Opera, allowing companies the opportunity to enjoy a return on their investment while achieving marketing goals with a very targeted audience.