The Guilds 
 of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.

  We support the Education and Community Programs of The Santa Fe Opera

   A classic Santa Fe sunset, seen from The Santa Fe Opera looking West towards the Jemez Mountains , July 2011 .   At the Opera, it's magical!





Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.

P. O. Box 3322
Taos, NM 87571


Its Time to Renew your membership

Upcoming Events at the Taos Opera Guild

Year End Reception
Sunday, September 23, 2018 4:30 PM At the Home of Vickie and Don Zillioux

This end of opera year reception will celebrate the accomplishments of the Taos Opera Guild and introduce you to the new Board of Directors and all the enjoyable events planned for next year.  We will also have plenty of time for mingling, eating sumptuous appetizers and enjoying a sip or two of wine.

Musical entertainment will be provided by cellist, Mark Dudro.

Please register for this event by September  17.  The cost per person is $35. 

MET Live in HD Kickoff Breakfast and Preview Talk

Saturday, October 06, 2018 9:00 AM Taos Center for the ArtsThe Taos Center for the Arts and the Taos Opera Guild are partnering to offer a special morning for opera fans and those new to opera before season opener, Aida, in the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2018-2019 series.    
Doors will open at 9:00 am so that audience members may enjoy a continental breakfast together and then experience a FREE opera preview talk  by co-president Nancy Schultz at 9:45

MET Live: Samson And Delilah

Saturday, October 20, 2018 9:00 AM Doc Martin's and the TCA

Prior to the live production in HD at the Taos Center for the Arts, the Taos Opera Guild will host a Preview Breakfast at Doc Martin's restaurant in the Taos Inn.  After enjoying a Doc Martin's breakfast at your own expense, Vicki Ford will give the preview talk.

Please call Doc Martin's at (575) 758-2233 by Friday, Oct 19th to make a reservation for the Preview Breakfast.


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About the Taos Opera Guild
In existence since the mid 1960’s, the Taos Guild has supported The Santa Fe Opera and provided a social network for those interested in opera who live in Taos County.  Beyond the Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. (our official non-profit corporation) benefits, members of the Taos Guild enjoy:

  • Reduced prices for our trips to Santa Fe opera performance, tailgate suppers and a number of opera-related events in Taos,
  • A free Member Brunch,
  • Advance notice of music and opera events in Taos

 “Met Live-in-HD” Presentations in Taos

The Met Live Talks and Brunch continue to grow in popularity here in Taos. Our breakfast gatherings immediately
preceding the Met Live broadcasts at the Taos Center for the Arts, host at least 40 people for each performance date.  Member of the Taos Opera Guild present the talks on the opera after everyone enjoys a delicious meal at the Taos Inn.  The Taos Opera Guild is proud to be a sponsor of the Met Live in HD broadcasts at the Taos Center for the Arts.

Taos Guild Events Support Opera Education and Appreciation in Taos

Guild Sponsors Youth Attendance at MET Live HD Performances

In partnership with the Taos TCA, each year the Taos Opera Guild supports opera education for Taos middle and high school students, by sponsoring free full length New York Metropolitan Operas for all interested music, band & choral, and drama students. Free tickets and free lunches are gifted & provided to students for 2 simulcast Saturday matinee opera performances a year, one in the fall and one in the spring semester of each academic school year. To date, we have sponsored 6 different NY MET operas over the past 4 years, serving approximately 135 students. This year, our 5th year with the program, Mr. Sergio Carrillo, the music Taos High School & Middle School teacher, has chosen 2 operas for his students, one very soon in the fall (Don Giovanni on October 22, 2016) and a 2nd opera for students in the spring of 2017, (La Traviata on March 11, 2017). After each opera, the Taos Opera Guild and the TCA host a post-opera discussion together with the students. This year, on October 22, 2016, after the Don Giovanni opera, 3 adult opera enthusiasts & the students will conduct a discussion of the opera they have just seen, and 4 itunes gift cards will be presented to selected students in recognition of their remarks, questions & answers & participation in the Don Giovanni post-opera discussion.

Join our Guild

Guild Executive Board

Co-President: Susan Benedetti

Co-President: Nancy Schultz

VP-Membership: Bill Swan and Paul Neuman

Secretary: Janet Scott

Treasurer: Carloyn Haddock

Education: Barbara Crews

The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Incorporated
O. Box 2658

 (888) 666-3430, Ext. 100

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation founded in October 1963 

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