The Dallas Opera Guild
The Dallas Opera Guild was established in 1957 to support the newly-founded Dallas Civic Opera Company (as it was then called) through outreach, education, fundraising and service. Our programs and benefits include:
- Adopt-an-Artist: Host a visiting singer, conductor, or set designer during their stay in Dallas for TDO productions
- Guild Trips: A trip to Copenhagen, Denmark is planned in October 2008 for a production of Don Carlo, conducted by TDO's Maestro Graeme Jenkins. A plethora of cultural activities will be included.
- Guilded Notes: Our newsletter for members, mailed to you periodically throughout The Dallas Opera's season
- Opera Guild Boutique: Staffed by Guild volunteers and open during opera performances, this is one of our greatest opportunities for fundraising and outreach
- Opera Insights: Our afternoon discussion with the artists and production team, held the Sunday before Opening Night of each production
- New Members Party
- School Performances: Three fully-staged performances in the Spring for up to 10,000 school children across North Texas
- Season Premiere Party: We kick off each new season in style with a themed social event, dinner, and arias from some of our rising stars
- Special Events: Some of our recent events include backstage tours, previews of the soon-to-open Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, and our thrilling conversation between The Dallas Opera's John Gage, Director of Production, and world-renowned costume designer Peter J. Hall
- Spring Event
- Vocal Competition: Our annual grant program to support talented young Texas singers (ages 18 to 30) as they pursue a career in the opera or musical theatre
- Wine and Cheese Parties
AdmissionAnnual membership fees are $50 per individual, $75 couple
Membership includes free admission to The Dallas Opera Guild's Opera Insights program, an afternoon with the artists and production team held the Sunday before Opening Night of each production.