We sincerely thank our generous Pinchgut supporters. We call them our Pinchgut HEROES. The generosity of these individuals and families make a vital contribution to our activities each year. Every gift is deeply appreciated and immediately employed toward the creation of our productions.
We honour our Pinchgut Heroes through referencing some of the heroic characters featured in past productions. They have helped us build and sustain the company.
*This list is current as of 24 October 2019
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley
Graeme Wood Foundation, Sisyphus Foundation
HEROES OF PINCHGUT
JUPITER (SEMELE)- $20,000 AND ABOVE
Emily & Yvonne Chang, Anonymous (1)
THEODORA (THEODORA)- $10,000 TO $19,999
Iphy Kallinikos, W G Keighley, Suzanne Kirkham, Justice François Kunc and Felicity Rourke in memory of Lidia Kunc, Janet Cooke, Agnes Sinclair, Anonymous (3).
DIANA (IPHIGÉNGIE EN TAURIDE)- $5,000 TO $9,999
Priscilla Adey, James and Claire Kirby Family Fund, Nena Beretin and John Claudianos, Jean Dalton, Tony Gill, Andrew Goy, Reg and Kathie Grinberg, Pat and Frank Harvey, Janet Holmes á Court, Alan Hyland, John Lamble Foundation, Dom & Mara Lyone, Noel and Donna McIntosh and Family, Nick and Caroline Minogue, David and Gillian Ritchie, Shane and Danielle Simpson, Anthony Strachan, Alden Toevs and Judi Wolf, Ian Tonking, Annie and Anthony Whealy, Cameron Williams, Carla Zampatti AC, Anonymous (2).
ORFEO (ORFEO & L'ANIMA DE FILOSOFO)- $2,000 TO $4,999
Christine Bishop, Stephen Booth and Zorica Rapaich, Toula and Nicholas Cowell, Crane and Stuart Estate, Prudence and Peter Davenport, John and Irene Garran, Louise Gourlay, Elisabeth Hodson and Tom Karplus, Kevin and Deidre McCann, Pam and Ian McGaw, Helen Meddings, Frances Muecke, Jan Marie Muscio, Trevor Parkin, Mark Walker, YPO Gold Greater Sydney Chapter, Anonymous (2).
GRISELDA (GRISELDA)- $1,000 TO $1,999
Carey Beebe, Marco Belgiorno-Zegna, Jessica Block, Virginia Braden, Henry Burmester, Stewart Candlish and Bianca Panizza, Robert Clark, Jean Cockayne, Joan Connery, Helen Cox, Raoul de Ferranti, Jane Duncan, Nita Durham, Sueellen Enestrom, Marguerite Foxon, John and Diana Frew, Mark Gaal, Norman Gillespie, Ruth and Ian Gough, The Hon Don Harwin, Beatrice Janssen, Shinji Kakizaki, Wolf Krueger, Mary Jane Lawrie, Anthony & Suzanne Maple-Brown, Peter Mason, Dr Ann McFarlane, Brendan McPhillips, John Mitchell, Pieter & Liz Oomens, Jenny and Ivor Orchard, Catherine Playoust and Elliot Gyger, Rod Pobestek, Robyn Power, Patricia H Reid Endowment, Lesley and Andrew Rosenberg, Ross Steele AM, Kerry Thomas, Graham Tribe, Laurel Tsang, Ann and Larry Turner, Suzanne and Ross Tzannes, Denise Yim, Anonymous (5).
JUDITHA (JUDITHA TRIUMPHAS)- $500 TO $999
Sara Bennett, Judy Butlin , Ruth Campbell, P and H Campbell-Davys, Michael and Colleen Chesterman, Julia Church, Alison Clugston-Cornes, Wendy Cobcroft, Angela Compton, Kate Elliott, Gabrielle Ewington, Mark Featherby, Freilich Prescribed Private Fund, Matthew Gerber, Sarah and Braith Gilchrist, Carole A. P. Grace, Mindy Green and Steve McDonald, Rohan Haslam, Ailsa Hocking, John Hughes, Susanne and Malcolm James, Emma Johnston and Mark Probert, John Kaldor AO, Julia King, Angela & Richard Kirsner, Nicholas Korner, Veronica Lee, Stephen Marriott, Chris Matthies, Kenneth McDonald, Paul Rein, AJ and SM Sasse, Leslie Thiess, Sue Thomson, Greig Tillotson, Jennifer Turner, Kay Vernon, Bruce Watson and Alison Lockhart, Elizabeth and Barry Webby, Robina Weir, Peter White, Peronelle Windeyer, Anonymous (6).
PIGMALION (PIGMALION)- Under $500
Janet Aickin, Ria Andriani, M V Arundel, Geoffrey Bartlett, Roderick Best, Frances Bonner, Meg Breidahl, Marilyn Brown, Mairead Browne, David Bryant, Alexandra Bune, Robin Byrnes, Leonie Cambage, Graham and Helen Campbell, Joseph Campbell, Judith Campbell, John Chesterman, Carmel Gwendoline Clark, Peter Clayton, Elizabeth Conti, Christine Cooper, Esther Cossman, Michael Crawcour, Rita Crews, Max and Elaine Crisp, A L Crotty, Lindee Dalzielll, Rebecca Davies, Robert Dingley, Janet Duggin, Geoffrey Duggin, Kate and Jeremy Eccles, Carl Enter, Margaret Fittock, Anita Florin, John Gardiner, Nicole Gillespie, Anthony Gregg, John Grimshaw, Pater Hales, Bernice Hand, Christina Hart, Judy Hastings, Glenda Haywood, Catherine Henderson, Dorothy Hoddinott AO, Jack Holland, R M Hollings, Patricia Howard, Joan Humphreys, Felicia Huppert, Robert L P Jackson, Beverly Johnson, Ian and Elizabeth Johnston, Sue Johnston, Frederick Kaad, Davorka Karacic, Maria Kelly, Ralf Klepper, R Laird, Barbara Leser, Pamela Lloyd, Murray Macgee, Linda Madgwick, Susan Marshall, Duncan McDonald, Judith McDonald, Peter McGrath, Wendy McLeod, Megan McMurchy, Dianne McWilliam, Betty Meehan, Lillian Mellick, Simon Milton, Lyn Moore, Henry O'Connor, Glen Parker, Prebble Family, Heather and John Rickard, Bill Robinson, Penny Rogers, David Rolph, Elizabeth Ruthven, Brian and Brigid Salter, Diane Sandrejko, Elaine Searle, Ingrid Selene, Michael Sharpe, David Skewes, Roger Smith, Libby Smith, Elizabeth Staraj, Malcolm Stuart, Anne Thomas, Susan Treloar, Jennifer Trowse, Mailis Wakeham, Wendy Warren, Matthew Westwood, Annabel Wheeler, Susan Williams, Susan Winterton, Colin Ying, Dr. Daniel Zucker, Anonymous (22).
MAESTRO’S CIRCLE SUPPORTERS
Our Maestro Circle is a circle of giving that and allows for a deep connection to Erin Helyard and supports his vision for Pinchgut Opera and our commitment to artistic excellence.
Justice François Kunc and Ms Felicity Rourke, in memory of Lidia Kunc* (Lead Patron), Tony Gill*, Alden Toevs and Judi Wolf*, Julia King* Julieanne Maxwell.
PINCHGUT LIVE HEROES
One of the most special aspects of Pinchgut Opera is our recording label Pinchgut LIVE. This allows us to preserve the unique live experience of a Pinchgut Opera production and ensure that audiences around the world can share in the delights of our music for decades to come. We thank the following supporters:
Anonymous (2), Alumni Travel, Emily Chang, Yvonne Chang in memory of Russell J Dove, Robert Gay, Mindy Green and Steve McDonald, Ian & Pamela McGaw, Pauline Grifﬁn, Kathie & Reg Grinberg, Iphy Kallinikos, Mrs W.G. Keighley, Christine Kenworthy, Nick & Caroline Minogue Foundation, Timothy & Eva Pascoe, David & Gillian Ritchie, James Timmins, Ross & Suzanne Tzannes
This program allows Pinchgut to continue to secure some of the world’s greatest singers and also to encourage and nurture the next generation of Australian singing talent.
Leading Patron ($10,000+)
Emily & Yvonne Chang
Supporting Patron ($5,000+)
Carla Zampatti AC, Nena Beretin and John Claudianos, James and Claire Kirby Family Fund, Dom & Mara Lyone, Shane & Danielle Simpson, Reg & Kathie Grinberg, Andrew Goy, Anonymous (1)
Share your lasting passion for Pinchgut Opera by making a gift to the Company in your Will. Your generosity will ensure that future generations will experience the pleasure and inspiration that Pinchgut has given you.
We thank the following people who have pledged to leave a legacy for Pinchgut Opera
Anonymous (3), Gillian Appleton
We also thank The estate of the late Timothy Brian Carey
Pinchgut Opera is extremely grateful to receive support from the organisations below. The assistance they provide is vital to our ability to continue and strive for excellence.