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Opera Guild Membership

Become an Opera Insider: Join an Opera Guild!

WHY JOIN THE GUILDS OF THE SANTA FE OPERA?
Whether you have attended operas around the world or consider yourself an opera novice, becoming a guild member allows you to enhance your knowledge and appreciation of performance and theater arts. Guilds are located in Albuquerque, Española Valley, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Taos — and a National membership is available for supporters outside of those communities.

WHAT WE DO
The local guilds of the Santa Fe Opera offer educational and social events all year long at no or reduced cost to members. The programs held in guild cities offer opportunities to interact with art, music, and opera enthusiasts, knowledgeable opera professionals, and members of the Santa Fe Opera company. Within each member guild there are volunteer opportunities with educational programs, social events, communications, and technical support. Collectively, the Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera:
 • Assist with Youth Nights at the opera
 • Host Preview Dinners at Dapples Pavilion on the opera campus
 • Host fundraising events, such as an Opening Night Dinner to begin the Santa Fe Opera Festival Season

WHO WE SUPPORT
The funds raised by the member guilds provide support for the arts in local communities and around the state. Income generated by membership dues and guild events contributes to many activities of SFO’s Community Engagement Department, including:
 • Free concerts and tours, engaging music lovers in our communities
 • Opera Makes Sense, revealing the world of music and theater to three to five-year-olds
 • Active Learning Through Opera, a collaborative venture among elementary and middle school teachers and teaching artists from the opera
 • High School Mastery Programs, featuring Young Voices and Young Technicians
 • Pueblo Opera Program, reaching more than 1,000 Native American children
 • Opera for All Voices, fostering new opera works throughout the country

Memberships are available through the links below to first-time and renewing members in one of the five New Mexico opera guilds with chapters located in Albuquerque, Española Valley, Los Alamos, Santa Fe, and Taos. (Click on a guild name in the menu above to visit the guild page with details of guild activities).

The annual subscription period is determined by each member guild. Española Valley, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe use one year from the date of joining; Albuquerque and Taos use a fiscal year: October 1st to September 30th.

To join an opera guild using a credit card or by mailing a check, click the guild name below.
           Albuquerque | Espanola Valley | Los Alamos | Santa Fe | Taos | National

National Membership in the Santa Fe Opera Guild (available at any level)
This category is designed for those who do not live full time in any of the areas served by the existing guilds, but who may visit New Mexico from time to time, live here part time, attend performances during the summer, and wish to keep in touch with the Opera’s year-round activities. National Members who are visiting Santa Fe during the summer opera season will have an opportunity to take part in a special event.


Guild Membership Levels

Youth: $30 (for one youth up to 22 years old)
 • Access to the programs of your member guild
 • Discounts at the Santa Fe Opera’s gift shop
 • Backstage tour for two during the Santa Fe Opera Season

Member: $45 (for one adult)
 • Access to the programs of your member guild
 • Discounts at the Santa Fe Opera’s gift shop
 • Backstage tour for two during the Santa Fe Opera Season

Dual: $80 (two members)
 • All of the above benefits for the member and a spouse, partner, or guest

Partner: $100
Membership is for one person plus a spouse, partner, or guest.
 • All of the above benefits for the member and a spouse, partner, or guest

Donor: $150
Membership is for one person plus a spouse, partner, or guest. All of the above benefits plus:
 • A listing in the Santa Fe Opera’s season program book if joining before April 15 of any year.

Contributor: $300
Membership is for one person plus a spouse, partner, or guest. All of the above benefits plus:
 • Four passes to a daytime working rehearsal of the Apprentice Showcase Scenes

Supporter: $600
Membership is for one person plus a spouse, partner, or guest. All of the above benefits plus:
 • Festival Season Poster and Program Book upon request

Many in-person events sponsored by the Santa Fe Opera for the 2023 Festival Season as benefits for guild membership are yet to be determined. These benefits are dependent on membership level and include a reception for the Apprentice Singers and Technicians, and an invitation to the Closing Night Cast Party. We thank you for your understanding and will post updates as they become available.