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


Upcoming Events at the Taos Opera Guild

Two excursions are planned for the 2017 season of the Santa Fe Opera.

The first will be the July 14, 2017 performance of Die Fledermaus. We have room for 30 people for bus travel, dinner and the opera performance.

Prices for the Taos Opera guild bus trip are: $180 for Donors and Contributors, $190 for Partners, Friends, and Members and $225 for non-members, Ticket vouchers go on sale April 1. Mail checks to: Taos Opera Guild, PO Box 3322, Taos NM 87571. Non-members are requested to put email address on check. Tickets for meal and performance will be distributed on the bus with presentation of voucher. Voucher will provide additional information about the trip, meal and performance.

The second trip to the SFO will be for the August 15, 2017 performance of the (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. This is for 20 people who self drive, enjoy a managed tail gate dinner and the opera performance.


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: Kim Bakkum

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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