Support Bel Canto and be part of this unique SITE Santa Fe exhibition!

Choose from a number of support opportunities, and help us realize this multi-disciplinary exhibition celebrating the rich intersection between contemporary art and opera. You can become an Exhibition Supporter at various levels, buy tickets or tables at our Gala, or you can do BOTH!

Exhibition Support Opportunities

Your support in this category is fully tax deductible and will be prominently acknowledged on the entrance wall of the exhibition, on our website, and in all printed materials that will accompany the show. Exhibition supporters will be invited to a special FIRST LOOK event to inaugurate the exhibition on March 15, 2019. Your contribution provides essential funding to support the artists and artworks in Bel Canto.

General Exhibition Support Opportunities

Exhibition UNDERWRITER $15,000
Exhibition DONOR $10,000
Exhibition SPONSOR $5,000

Directed Support Opportunities:

Exhibition Catalogue UNDERWRITER $15,000
This contribution funds the production of a beautiful publication for Bel Canto

Education Programming DONOR $10,000
This contribution supports our Education Department’s Bel Canto programming for students

Artist Support SPONSOR $5,000
This contribution supports the participation of your choice of artist in the exhibition

R.B. Schlather Dialogue SPONSOR $5,000
This contribution allows us to bring Santa Fe Opera Così Fan Tutte Director R.B. Schlather to Santa Fe on July 31, for a special conversation about his unique relationship to contemporary art.

Gala Tickets and Table Purchase Opportunities

Plan to join the party of the season by buying a Table or Friends Tickets to our Bel CantoGala & Opera Ball on Friday, July 19. Your support through your Table or Ticket purchase will be acknowledged in the event invite and program!

Friends Tickets $1,000 each
Table for SIX $5,000
Table for TEN $8,000

Click here to support our exhibition or please contact Paisley Mason at



Opening Events

Friday, March 15, 2019
SITE Members Opening 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Please join us for the SITE Members Preview and Opening Celebration for Bel Canto: Contemporary Artists Explore OperaThis event will include a reception in SITE’s lobby with refreshments, and a first chance to experience our newest exhibition!

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Public Opening 10 am – 5 pm
Enjoy Free Admission all day to celebrate the opening of Bel Canto!

Friday, July 19, 2019
Bel Canto Gala Dinner Celebration 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Featuring the artists of Bel Canto, elegant gala dining in the exhibition galleries, special performances, and an Opera Ball and Dance Party.

Friday, July 19, 2019
Opera Ball & Dance Party 9 pm – Midnight
Join us late at night for an energetic DJ mash-up dance party that starts with classic waltzes and ends with your favorite dance music!

July – August 2019
Collaborative Public Programming between SITE and the Santa Fe Opera.
A few highlights will include: A Dialogue with R. B. Schlather, Director of the Santa Fe Opera’s 2019 staging of Così Fan Tutte, A special course for opera novices, Special CHATTER performances, and Opera-inspired Digest This! evenings.

This exhibition is supported by a lead grant from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation.


Bel Canto is also supported by:

Marilee Caldwell & Marcus Randolph
Sande Deitch
Maria & Edward Gale
Robin Merlo & Michael Lescander
Chuck & Barbara More
Nancy Ziegler Nodelman & Dwight Strong
Cristophe Olson & Josedgardo Granados

Christine & Bill Aylward
Jean & John Berghoff
Cornelia Bryer & Herman Siegelaar
Helen Kornblum
Marsha & Robert Jones
Bill Miller
Cindy Miscikowski

Avalon Trust
Steve & Karen Berkowitz
Marleen De Bode Olivié & Marc Olivié
Jim Manning & Dana Pope Manning
Andy Wallerstein & Mary Sloane
The Santa Fe Opera