Stuart and Rebecca Bowne have subscribed to LA Opera since 1995.

“While we both absolutely love opera, our experience and relationships with this particular company have enriched our lives in ways we could not have imagined,” said Mrs. Bowne.

“We travel around the world to see opera – but it is here, in our home town, that we experience the most meaningful moments and heartfelt connections.”

Mrs. Bowne continued, “When we first began attending, we were moved mostly by the moments happening on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Today, our lives have become intertwined with the company and we experience the thrill and awe of opera both on and off the stage.”

“We can’t imagine living in Los Angeles without LA Opera and feel compelled to help continue this legacy for decades to come!” said Mrs. Bowne.

Mrs. Bowne concluded, “We felt it important to include LA Opera in our estate plans and hope you will join us so that future opera lovers can enjoy the meaningful and unique experiences we have.”

Supporting LA Opera through a planned gift allows you to make a long-lasting impact on LA Opera’s ability to present world-class opera for generations to come.

A planned gift can be made by cash or with property, such as appreciated securities or real estate, through your will or living trust.  Planned gifts may also be made by naming LA Opera as the beneficiary of a bank account, securities account, insurance policy or retirement plan, such as an IRA account.  Some gifts may also provide you with lifetime income.


To learn more about making a planned gift, contact our Director of Planned Giving at 213.972.3141 or