WE ARE ALL ABAO 


The Association of Friends of the Opera of Bilbao is not just a private non-profit organization, but also a community made up of all those of us who love opera. Through an efficient and sustainable management model, we have become an essential member of the Basque and Spanish cultural sector.

We programme our seasons with tenacity and affection, thinking in excellence, which has given us an international projection and has enabled us to be on a par with the major theatres and operas. A commitment we fulfil thanks to the joint work of our entire group: members, patrons and private sponsors. It is the only way to guarantee a balanced proposal that reaches an audience of over 82,000 people.

ARTISTIC
ACTIVITIES

Tutto verdi project performed operas

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Productions and coproductions

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CULTURAL
ACTIVITIES

Weeks verdi

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Verdi post

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ABAO DATA

At the ABAO Bilbao Opera, in addition to having become an essential sector in the
social and cultural sphere, we create wealth, consumption and employment in the
environment where we carry out our main activity.

18M

We generate a
GDP of around
18 million Euros

300

We contribute
to maintain over 300 jobs,
 20 times our staff

10€

We generate 10 Euros
of GDP for every Euro
we receive from grants.

59%

We recover 59% of
grants received through
our global tax revenue

55%,13%,
32%

We enjoy a high degree
of self-funding: 55% from
our own income, 13% from
private sponsorship and
32% from grants.

0

We have achieved
zero debt since Season
2006-2007.

55%

Our net equity
is 55% of the
budget

WITH YOUR HELP  WE WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING OPERA TO BILBAO