SANTA FE OPERA GUILD
Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
P. O Box 2371
Santa Fe, NM 87504-2371
(505) 629-1410 or (888) 666-1410, Ext. 100 (Membership) or Ext. 102 (President)
About the Santa Fe Opera Guild
The Santa Fe Opera Guild (SFOG) offers educational and social events throughout the year, providing members with opportunities to volunteer and participate in a number of community outreach programs. For the upcoming season, SFOG is planning several educational and social events and the Guild's Operagram, e-published monthly, keeps members informed about upcoming Guild and Opera events.
Membership Benefits Unique to this Guild
Membership in each Guild chapter offers standard benefits. However, SFOG regularly presents a series of educational programs for members and non-members and believes that Guild membership should provide "value added" benefits, thus giving members access to events or unique behind-the-scenes views of aspects of SFO's activities not otherwise available.
"National Members" of The Santa Fe Opera Guild
If you join as a National Member, you will be able to take advantage of programs offered locally as well as a special summer program for members in this category who come to Santa Fe during the opera season.
Your support of the guild will go directly to The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. (our "umbrella" organization) to directly benefit the Education and Community Programs Department of The Santa Fe Opera.
Upcoming Programs or Events
Amleto - Discovery of an Amazing Opera Rarity
Wednesday, March 19, 5:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Church
107 East Barcelona
Presented by Maestro Anthony Barrese
Director and Principal Conductor of Opera Southwest
Maestro Barrese takes us through his discovery of the score of Franco Faccio's (1840-1891) little known opera, Amleto (Hamlet) with a libretto by Arrigo Boito, the librettist for Verdi's Otello and Falstaff. The opera was originally composed in 1865 when Faccio was music director at La Scala in Milan. Although it was a critical and popular success at its premiere in Genoa, Faccio later became more intimately acquainted with Wagner's music and made extensive revisions for a revival at La Scala in in Milan in 1871.
Maestro Barrese began researching and preparing a critical edition of the opera in the Spring of 2003. He will illustrate his discussion at the piano with musical examples from the opera.
Free to guild members; $10 for non-members.
The Opera Southwest production is scheduled for October 26 - November 2, 2014.
Stieren Hall at The Santa Fe Opera
Saturday, March 22, 9:00am - 1:00pm
(check-in begins at 8:30am)
Kathleen Clawson, nationally recognized singer, opera director and educator.
Opera Virgin? Welcome to the astonishing world of opera! This program is specifically designed for "students" whose experience of opera is limited or nonexistent. Popular
singer, music educator, and opera director Kathleen Clawson will be joined by members of the amazing Santa Fe Opera production team as they unveil the mysteries of the "Original Musical". The program will present an entertaining two-part introduction to this 400 year old art form. Begin with the musical experience: Opera Styles, Types, and Singers. Part two will take you to the razzle dazzle world of the production: Sets, Costumes, Props, Lights . . . Action!
Jointly sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera Guild and
the Education and Community Programs Department of The Santa Fe Opera.
$20 Registration includes morning refreshments.
Join our Guild
Guild Executive Board, 2013-14
President: Jill Harrington
Contact: President@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 102
Treasurer: Ian Ritchie
Contact: Treasurer@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 105
Recording Secretary: Bill Derbyshire
Contact: Recording-Secretary@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 104
VP-Communications: Jackie M
Contact: Communications@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 109
VP-Education: Tom Franks
Contact: EducationVP@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 106
VP-Membership: Trixi Bubemyer
Contact: MembershipVP@santafeoperaguild.org (505) 629-1410, Ext. 100