ESPAÑOLA VALLEY OPERA GUILD
Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
P. O. Box 504
Santa Cruz, NM 87567
(888) 666-1410 toll free or (505) 629-1410 , Ext. 150
About the Española Valley Opera Guild
Española Valley Opera Guild volunteers participate in education and community outreach programs focused on our Valley's youth. Guild programs and activities help introduce a new generation to the music of The Santa Fe Opera.
EVOG's 2013 Year-Round Events and Activities
* 3rd Annual Winter Posole and Enchilada Party A Great Success!!
(see details on the "Past Events" section of this page)
Pojoaque Valley High School Choir performs at EVOG's annual Posole Party at Anthony's at the Delta on January 26, 2013.
* Youth Essay Contest
On June 25th, the Espanola Valley Opera Guild hosted the winners of their 2013 youth essay contest at The Santa Fe Opera. The students wrote essays entitled "Why I would like to attend the Santa Fe Opera" and fourteen winners were chosen. The winners and their families were given tickets to see The Marriage of Figaro and were treated to a dessert tailgate reception beforehand.
The pictured winners (L to R) are: Arian Bencomo, Kiara Trujillo, Brianna Maestas, Amarissa Quintana, Jocelynn Vigil, Shauntae Quintana, Trinity DeVargas, Natalia Maez, Joshua Najarro, Camryn Lucero, Destiny Peabody and Laura Dominguez.
* Preview Dinners and “Opera Insiders” Mornings each Summer;
Española Valley Opera Guild members participated again this year in Preview Dinners and “Opera Insider” Saturday mornings. EVOG hosted Opera Insider mornings on July 13 and August 24.
* Our Summer Program: Opera, Wine and Cheese
This has replaced our annual membership party this year. On June 8th, the Espanola Valley Opera Guild partnered with Black Mesa Winery to present "Opera, Wine and Cheese" at the Mision on the Plaza. Over 100 people attended. Baritone Carlos Archuleta (accompanied by pianist John Rangel) received standing ovations for every piece they performed. Mr. Archuleta is an Espanola Valley native and began his opera career as an apprentice for the Santa Fe Opera. He has performed with rave reviews all over the world.
In photo right: Carlos Archuleta (accompanied by pianist John Rangel)
* 2013 Summer Tailgate and SFO outing
Our annual tailgate party was held before the performance of The Marriage of Figaro on Saturday, August 3rd. There was an abundance of delicious potluck dishes and merriment. Members were able to purchase reserved block tickets for this performance through EVOG at a discounted price.
Membership Benefits Unique to this guild
The Española Valley Opera Guild offers email alerts of all our local and Santa Fe Opera events, email newsletters, a winter and summer membership party, and an Opera tailgate potluck dinner.
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Guild Executive Board
Co-Presidents: Norman Doggett & Gretchen Yost
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
VP-Education: Isabel Becker-Hudson
VP-Membership: Walter Tuzel
Treasurer: Lara Fitzgerald
Secretary: Susan Roybal