The Guilds 
 of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.

  We support the Education and Community Programs of The Santa Fe Opera

   A classic Santa Fe sunset, seen from The Santa Fe Opera looking West towards the Jemez Mountains , July 2011 .   At the Opera, it's magical!





Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc.
P. O. Box 14316
Albuquerque, NM 87191-4316

Phone: (800) 240-6978 or (505) 792-6869
             (888) 666-3430, Ext. 200

About the Albuquerque Opera Guild
A wonderful year has been planned with community engagement programs and opportunities to inform and inspire the children and adults of the Greater Albuquerque and Rio Rancho communities.

The Albuquerque Opera Guild promotes these opportunities through membership, fundraising, community engagement, and non-partisan advocacy for the arts community. We bring programs that have been developed and nurtured by The Santa Fe Opera to our community at large. We provide fun, interesting activities and events for our youth and families, as well as adult learning and social outreach. The education and community engagement programs offered during the coming year are designed to build an appreciation of the spectacular art-form of opera and the love of music. As most of the programs offered are free-of-charge, some activities and events will require an admission to help us continue to bring the programming to you in the future.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Albuquerque Opera Guild – there are great opportunities for volunteers to get involved!

Albuquerque Guild Board Meetings
These are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00pm - Members are always welcome to attend monthly Board meetings; call (505) 792-6869 Ext. 100 for more information.

Ten Reasons to Join the Albuquerque Opera Guild

Annual membership is open to the community; benefits are based on tax-deductible contribution levels.  Your support of the guild enables us to contribute to The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Inc., the official non-profit corporation of which we are a member.  Our contributions directly benefit the Education and Community Engagement Department of The Santa Fe Opera


1. No auditions!

2. Meet fellow guild members, opera lovers, and make new friends!

3. Discover the marvels of The Santa Fe Opera.

4. Engaging activities for everyone!

5. Create a strong community through volunteerism.

6. Valuable education and outreach in our community!

7. Enjoy community concerts and opera lectures.

8. Influence public policy through non-partisan advocacy of the arts.

9. Be a part of the internationally-acclaimed Santa Fe Opera.

10. Have fun and enrich your life!

Events and Activities Planned for 2017-2018

Check back here periodically for information on upcoming events. For information on any or all of our events, please email us at:

AOG Board Meetings
November 30, 2017; January 25, 2018; February 22, 2018; March 22, 2018; April 26, 2018; May 24, 2018; June 28, 2018; July 26, 2018; August 23, 2018;  all meetings at the law offices of Butt, Thornton, & Baehr, 4101 Indian School Road NE;  5:00 PM

Holiday Party
December 10, 2017, 2-4 PM;  home of Evelyn Neil, 690 Black Hawk Drive NE, Albuquerque

SFO Winter Tour w/Apprentice Singers
December 17, 3:00 PM; St. Johns Cathedral, 318 Silver Street SW, Albuquerque

Valentine’s Day Luncheon
February 14, 2018; Season’s Rotisserie & Grill, 2031 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque; ~12 PM

Italian Night with The Young Voices of The Santa Fe Opera
April 10, 2018; Sheraton Uptown Ballroom, 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque

Spring Tours – Youth Program
April 24-27, 2018; National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque; ~volunteers needed!

Spotlight Series w/Oliver Prezant
Dates TBA
; Albuquerque Museum of Art & History Auditorium, 2000 Mountain Road NW

Youth Nights at The Opera
June 25, 2018; Candide
June 26, 2018; Madame Butterfly

July 17, 2018; The Italian Girl in Algiers

Opening Night at The Santa Fe Opera
June 29, 2018; Candide; Luxury bus, champagne reception, dinner, and pre-opera lecture by a noted speaker

Annual Meeting and Membership Party
Date and venue TBA


Preview Dinners
Before each performance; Albuquerque Guild hosting dates TBA

“Opera Insiders”
Free Backstage Tours of the Santa Fe Opera, Saturdays during June-August, 8:30 AM; Albuquerque Guild hosting dates TBA

SFO Ranch Tours
Fridays (TBA) during the summer, 10:00 AM; contact the SFO Box Office

Join our Guild

Guild Executive Board, 2014-15

President:  Sandra (Sandy) Donaldson
505) 792-6869 ext. 100

Co-Treasurers:  Betsy Nichols and Evelyn Neil
505) 792-6869 ext. 103

Co-Membership:  Mandy Pons and Mary Pratt
505) 792-6869 ext 102

Publicity:  Gene Wampfler
505) 792-6869 ext. 107

Secretary:  Joan Punt

The Guilds of The Santa Fe Opera, Incorporated
O. Box 2658

 (888) 666-3430, Ext. 100

A 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation founded in October 1963 

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