Support projects - Bequest, donation, life insurance

Bequest, donation, life insurance

The Paris National Opera needs you: you can support its missions by transmitting a bequest, a donation, or the benefit of a life insurance to the Paris Opera.

By choosing to entrust all or a part of your assets to the Paris Opera, you testify to your special bond with our institution; you choose to support our opera and ballet activities in a lasting way; you allow us to promote our values of artistic excellence.

The Cercle Fides gathers donors wishing to support the long-term activities of the Paris Opera, by transmitting a bequest, a donation or purchasing a life insurance. This Circle allows its members to pass on their passion for opera and ballet to new generations.

Your questions, our answers

Why should I transfer everything or part of my legacy to the Paris Opera?

By transferring your legacy to the Paris Opera you support creativity and show you believe in its future; you enable the training of tomorrow's artists and stars; you favor the opening of its two theaters, the Garnier Palace and the Bastille Opera, to a constantly growing public. Your commitment to us enables us to fulfill our missions with the highest standards.

Is my legacy big enough for a bequest?

There is no minimum amount to give for a bequest, donation or life insurance. Actually, this gesture is priceless.

What can I bequeath?

It is possible to bequeath any type of property: money, real estate (apartment, land ...), movable property (furniture, jewel, artwork ...), securities, shares, bonds, SICAV funds, mutual fund, life insurance contract, etc.

How can I avoid prejudicing my children?

If you have rightful heirs (rightful heir: living or represented child, or a spouse if there is no child), a share of your wealth is theirs as of right. The bequest and donation to the Paris National Opera can thus only relate to the remaining part, also known as the available share, which is totally exempted from inheritance tax.

How can I support the Paris Opera while I am alive without transferring my legacy?

Just opt for a "temporary transfer of beneficial ownership." You will keep the bare ownership of your property and allow the Paris National Opera to collect the income (rents, interest, dividends ...). This option offers tax benefits.

How will my bequest be used?

It will be used to fund the activities and develop the projects of the Paris National Opera in full respect of your choice. Indeed, it is possible to make a bequest or donation for a particular project. If the testator has not mentioned a particular wish, the donation will be used by AROP according to the priorities of the Paris National Opera.

How to bequeath?

Just draft a handwritten will, date and sign it, but it is always better to consult a notary who will check, if there is no error in the will that could lead to its nullity. The notary chosen by the testator is the notary who handles the estate. The notary can equally help you make a donation, or advise you regarding the subscription to a life insurance policy on behalf of the Paris National Opera.

AROP is glad to associate the generous members of Cercle Fides with the Paris National Opera activities by inviting them to participate to exclusive events every season.