The Opera Guilds

Everyone can play a role at The Santa Fe Opera, no audition necessary… Just join the Guilds!
With the Opera moving in new directions, so are the Guilds – hatching 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”, hold special fundraising events for the Opera’s Community Engagement programs, and also offer a variety of programs both social and educational. Guild members also work behind the scenes on Youth Nights, the Spring Tour, 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. 

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.

The Guilds of the Santa Fe Opera

Visit the Opera Guilds and the Guild chapter’s website for more information.

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Our Mission

Working at this level takes more than a spectacular opera house. It takes a village — or, perhaps more accurately, a small city. 

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