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Some of our Great Past Events

Annual Spring Dinner and Lecture at Rancho de Chimayo.
Tom Franks’ observations about Bizet’s sublime skills and Carmen’s character as an under-estimated freedom fighter, and Javier Ortiz’s a cappella performance that drew the attention of every diner at Rancho de Chimayo during EVOG’s 2022 spring dinner and lecture.

Tom FranksJavier Ortiz

Our Annual Winter Posole Party
The 2019 event was held at Moving Arts in Espanola in February. Performances were enjoyed by The Moving Arts Youth Choir, the Camino de Paz School Marimba Ensemble, the Moving Arts Folklorico Dancers, a mariachi group named Divino and EVOG member Marilyn Johns.Posole Mio 2019 Posole Mio 2019 Posole Mio 2019Posole Mio 2019Posole Mio 2019Posole Mio 2019

Annual Apprentice Event
In June 2019 two of SFO's apprentices, tenor Anthony Ciaramitaro and baritone Benjamin Taylor delighted the audience with selections from a few of this season's operas and other favorites. James Lesniak accompanied the two on piano.Anthony CiaramitaroBenjamin Taylor

Annual Tailgate Party
August 5, 2019, EVOG will hosted its annual Tailgate Potluck extravaganza before the performance of La bohème.

Annual Tailgate Party

Annual Youth Night
Each year EVOG members welcome local youths to a dress rehearsal at the Santa Fe Opera. In 2010 we enjoyed the dress rehearsal of The Pearl Fishers. Before the opera EVOG members treated our guests to a dessert reception on Twomey Terrace where everyone enjoyed sparkling cider, homemade cookies and ice cream. Youth groups in attendance were students from the Camino de Paz school, Moving Arts Espanola, students from Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center, Del Norte Boys and Girls Club, Santa Cruz Boys and Girls Club, Valley View Methodist Church youth group, and Espanola Girl Scouts.YOuth Night 2019Youth Night 2019Youth Night 2019

Annual Opera Tailgate Party
EVOG members and guests have great fun enjoying gourmet food and wine at our annual potluck tailgate. Tailgate

Our Annual Summer Program: Opera, Wine and Cheese
The Española Valley Opera Guild partners with Black Mesa Winery to present "Opera, Wine and Cheese" at the Misión on the Plaza. Santa Fe Opera apprentice singers Megan Marino, mezzo, and Aaron Short, tenor, perform at the Misión on the Española Plaza.
Opera Wine Cheese

Annual Youth Essay Contest
Española Valley Opera Guild hosted the winners of their 2015 youth essay contest at the Santa Fe Opera. The students wrote essays entitled "Why I would like to attend the Santa Fe Opera" and ten winners were chosen. The winners and their families were given tickets to see "Daughter of the Regiment" and were treated to a dessert tailgate reception beforehand.
Youth Essay Contest The pictured winners above (L to R) are: Eliseo Delgado, Brian Martinez, Keanu Gurule , Shondalee Perez, Myria King, Analyssa Gomez, Angelina Ortiz, Camryn Lucero and Amber Chavez.

Preview Dinners and “Opera Insiders” Mornings each Summer
Española Valley Opera Guild members participated again this year in Preview Dinners and “Opera Insider” Saturday mornings.