The Opera Southwest Guild is the volunteer group organized to support Opera Southwest and to develop and promote educational and cultural activities involving the community.
Membership in the Opera Southwest Guild offers exciting opportunities, whether you are new to opera or a lifelong devotee, to learn more about opera, to share your enthusiasm with other local enthusiasts and to support Albuquerque’s own forty-five year old, internationally-acclaimed opera company.
BE A PART OF IT ALL
Our Opening Season Luncheon on Friday, September 29, is the much-anticipated event where we learn about the upcoming season directly from our Artistic Director. Our pre-opera seminars also offer exciting opportunities to learn more about each approaching production from the very conductors, directors, and singers who create them. This year’s season includes two New Mexico premieres, Rossini’s William Tell and Bellini’s great lyric opera, Norma. Our third production will be the world premiere of New Mexico author, Rudolfo Anaya’s, Bless Me, Ultima composed by Hector Armienta in our very first collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
At the discretion of the Artistic Director or Conductor, Guild Members are invited to the Prova all’Italiana: the very first time orchestra and cast members rehearse together. You also won’t want to miss the guild’s annual Holiday party: a cheerful gathering joined by company chorus members who lead us in festive holiday songs. All Guild members are enthusiastically invited to participate in social and educational events, and to host visiting singers, directors, and conductors.
Ready to join?
Download, print and mail this membership form with your check to:
Opera Southwest Guild
P.O. Box 27671
Albuquerque, NM 87125