LAS VEGAS OPERA GUILDAbout the Las Vegas (NM) Opera Guild
Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
P. O. Box 4221
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(888) 666-1410 ext. 160
We have had a long history of an Opera Guild here in Las Vegas, NM, as far back as the early 1980's. In 2000, 12 enthusiastic members decided to build and grow the Guild, and due to their efforts and an influx of people to the Las Vegas area who were interested in opera, the Guild grew quickly to over 100 members. The Las Vegas Opera Guild is very active, and we volunteer at various Opera functions such as Preview Dinners, Youth Nights, and Opera Insiders. Many of us attend Opera Southwest performances in Albuquerque as well as the Metropolitan Opera simulcasts and other out of town opera performances. We have fundraisers, educational programs, and social get-togethers, all in our efforts to support the youth development, education, and community programs of The Santa Fe Opera. Join us! You'll have a good time!
The Las Vegas Opera Guild arranged an all inclusive trip to a 2013 Santa Fe Opera production.
WHAT: La Traviata
WHEN: Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 3:00 pm
COST: $50.00 per person included an opera seat, dinner at Furr's in Santa Fe, and round trip bus transportation to the opera from a Las Vegas location. Transportation costs were funded in part by a Community First Bank grant.
News from the November 17, 2012 Guilds, Inc. meeting...
The 2012 SFO season came in with $16,000 over budget for the Opera...amazing as the Opera had forecast a small deficit due to mounting 5 new productions. Ticket sales were over 8.2 million dollars, donations amounted to almost $7 million and the remainder came from endowment income. Guilds, Inc. gave the opera $23,500 of which the Las Vegas Guild portion was $3,000. Thanks to guilds and volunteers, the opera received $122,000 generated from preview dinners, backstage tours and youth nights.
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Guild Executive Board
President: Frances Casey
VP-Membership: Karen Topping
Treasurer: Ursel Albers