Our mission is to encourage and promote opera in the Greater Dayton area and to support Dayton Opera through fundraising, marketing and education activities. The Opera Guild of Dayton was founded in 1963.

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It is with deep sorrow that the Guild expresses our condolences to the family and friends of Marsha Enterline, a long time and active Guild member. Marsha passed away Sunday, July 27, after a brief illness. Her contributions span many areas but her special niche was as a pianist for Childrens’s Traveling Opera. Goodbye, dear friend.

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Planning is underway for the event of the fashion year! Click on the BRAVO! Fashion Show menu item on the left to see all the details.

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Membership Luncheon

Singing for Spring

Opera Guild of Dayton members and their guests held their annual Membership Luncheon on February 27, 2014, at Moraine Country Club. This event did tease attendees with thoughts of spring with the bright sunshine outdoors and the cheerful camaraderie inside.

There was fabulous food and wonderful door prizes. The entertainment by Dayton Opera’s Artists-in-Residence was loved by all. 

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Hansel and Gretel Brunch

Opera Guild of Dayton and other fans of wonderful music and fine food met for a Hansel and Gretel Sunday Brunch at Crowne Plaza Hotel  in downtown Dayton on Sunday, February 23, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They enjoyed the spectacular view while dining on sumptuous omelets, bacon, hash browns, fresh fruit, French toast and much more. And they were welcomed by Gary Mitchner’s grandchildren who came dressed for the part.

Part of the proceeds from the Brunch will go to support Dayton Opera and the Guild’s many educational programs. 

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50th Anniversary Celebration

The 50th Anniversary Gala Celebration Dinner was held on November 23 to commemorate the close of a year of special events for the 50 years of achievements by the Opera Guild. It was a glittering affair full of memories. The keepsake 50th Anniversary Book was presented to each attendee to keep those memories alive for years to come and to inspire new possibilities for our next 50 years.

To see photos of the evening by Amanda Barbosa click here.

Entertainment was provided by Alyssa Martin, 2012 Tri-State College Vocal Competition Winner, and Adam Fry, 2006  Winner and a star in the Dayton Opera production of Tosca this season.

Alyssa Martin with Kathy Brown

Adam Fry

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Opera Volunteers International

Opera Guild of Dayton is a proud member of Opera Volunteers International.  The support and sharing with other opera organizations is important to the success of all of our programs. Their website provides valuable updates and information at http://www.operavolunteers.org.

 

Remembrance Fund

Donating to the Guild’s Remembrance Fund is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone special. Your gift helps provide vocal awards for young artists. Click on the menu at the left for additional information.