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About the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera

Become an Opera Insider
Help support the Community Engagement Department of The Santa Fe Opera
No audition necessary — everyone can play a role by joining a Guild of the Santa Fe Opera!

Why Join the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera?
Whether you have seen operas around the world or consider yourself an opera novice, curious to learn more, becoming a Guild member provides opportunities for enrichment. Guilds are located in Albuquerque, Española Valley, Las Vegas, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Taos — and a National membership is available for supporters outside New Mexico.
Learn more about Guild Membership Benefits

What We Do
 • The Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera offer educational events all year long, aimed at both newcomers and experts, at no or reduced cost to members.
 • Social events in Guild cities offer opportunities to meet art enthusiasts, opera experts, and members of the Santa Fe Opera company, including those “stars of tomorrow,” the Apprentice Singers.
 • Within each Guild there are volunteer opportunities with educational programs, social events, communications, and technical support.
 • Collectively the five Guilds
Assist with Youth Nights at the Opera
Host Preview Dinners at the Dapples Pavilion
Sponsor Backstage Tours
Host the Opening Night Dinner and Party at the Dapples Pavilion to begin the Festival Season

What We Support
The funds raised by the five Member Guilds provide support for the arts in our local communities. Income generated by membership dues and Guild events contributes to many activities of the Opera’s Community Engagement programs, including:
 • Annual Spring Tour: free performances for children and public concerts in three states
 • High School Mastery Programs: Young Voices and Young Technicians
 • Active Learning Through Opera: elementary and middle school students
 • Pueblo Opera Program, reaching more than 1,000 Native American children
 • Free community concerts throughout the year

How To Join
Visit the membership page for one of the five New Mexico opera guilds to become a member and learn more about individual guild benefits: Albuquerque, Española Valley, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Taos. Or join as a National member if you live outside New Mexico.

Who Are We?
Since The Santa Fe Opera’s inaugural season in 1957, the five Guilds have provided support to the Opera as part of one 501(c)(3) non-profit organization — Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, Incorporated, known locally as “Guilds, Inc.”

Guild History
Our History page documents the history of the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera, beginning in 1964.

Guild Documents
Our Documents page includes links the Guilds Inc Bylaws as well as our Annual Reports beginning with the 2014-2015 fiscal year.