The commitment of on-site volunteers, as well as the work of Guild members, is one of the most meaningful compliments to the Opera.


The Opera Guilds

Get into the act!

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Find out more, visit the Guilds website now.

No audition is necessary—Everyone can play a role at The Santa Fe Opera—Just join the Guilds.

While the Opera is moving in new directions, so are the Guilds— hatching new plans, forging new partnerships, bringing new energy and ideas into the Opera's endeavors. Guild members make things happen for the Opera. Since 1957, the Guilds year-round volunteer services and financial support have launched and expanded some of the Opera's most successful activities.

Guild members sponsor "Opera Insider Days" and the backstage tour program. Guilds offer a variety of programs, both social and educational; hold special fundraising events for the Opera's Education and Community Programs; work behind the scenes on Youth Nights at the Opera, the Spring Opera Tour throughout the state, and the unique Pueblo Opera Program; and host the preview buffet dinners, plus much, much more.

What is Guilds, Inc?

The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc. is the "umbrella" organization for the six opera Guilds which exist throughout the state of New Mexico. It is a separately organized 501(c)3 non-profit corporation which oversees the work of its member Guilds. Click on "What is Guilds, Inc.?" above to learn about the organization and the work of its six member Guilds. When you join the Guilds, you can get involved with fellow opera lovers in the following six chapters: Albuquerque, Espanola, Las Vegas (New Mexico), Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Taos.

Memberships begin at the base level of $35 annually. No further financial obligation is required, but you can enjoy the various programs and volunteer opportunities created by the local Guild to which you choose to belong. See below for more information on the Guild chapters which exist close to where you live. However, you may join any one of the Guilds and receive information on its activities.

For more information, visit the Opera Guilds and the Guild chapters website:

Albuquerque Opera Guild


Española Valley Opera Guild


Las Vegas Opera Guild 


Los Alamos Opera Guild 


Santa Fe Opera Guild


Taos Opera Guild 


The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera