2017 Scholarship Competition Contestants

by on April 30, 2017

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The Opera Guild for Atlanta’s First Annual Scholarship Competition The event was held Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 3-6 p.m. at Morningside Presbyterian Church. Pictured Left to Right, Sarah Ellena Hogrefe, Focus Committee Chairperson and Scholarship Competition Mistress of Ceremonies; Jarius Cliett, baritone; Denisha Miller, soprano; Lucy Stearns, soprano; Samuel Ferreira, baritone, winner of the […]

Holiday Party 2016

by on December 12, 2016

The Opera Guild for Atlanta 2016 holiday party was held on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 3-6 pm at the home of Dorothy and John Hancock. Guild members enjoyed performances by Gus Godbee, baritone,  pictured above; and Jeanette Simpson, soprano,  pictured below. Guild member Randy Romig accompanied the singers. In between performances, Guild members enjoyed delicious […]

2016 GA District Auditions

by on December 1, 2016

GA District MONC auditions 2016

The Opera Guild for Atlanta was delighted to sponsor the Georgia District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Kopleff Recital Hall on the Georgia State University campus. This year’s judges were: John Churchwell, San Francisco Opera Victoria Livengood, mezzo-soprano Gayletha Nichols, Executive Director Metropolitan National Council (MONC) Auditions Pictured above […]

Guild Gathering #1

by on February 21, 2016

Our first Guild Gathering was held at the home of President Bill Snyder. Opera Guild members gathered to hear a short program from the Focus Committe about the new image and exciting programs the Opera Guild for Atlanta offers in support of Advancing Vocal Artists’ Careers.    We also heard a lovely performace from Opera […]

Holiday Party 2015

by on December 6, 2015

The Opera Guild for Atlanta enjoyed the hospitality of John and Dorothy Hancock at our annual Holiday Party. Pictured below, right to left, are President Bill Snyder with hosts Dorothy & John Hancock. Many thanks to our musicians for the lovely musical entertainment! Pictured left to right are Jessica Dennison, soprano; Wade Thomas, tenor; and […]

2015 GA District Auditions

by on November 21, 2015

The Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) Auditions, Georgia District The Metropolitan Opera National Council held the Georgia District auditions on Saturday, November 21, 2015. Twenty-nine singers, ages 20 to 30, competed. The judges awarded three First Place prizes and two Encouragement Awards. Winners are pictured left to right: Stephen McCluskey, 22, bass-baritone, Encouragement Award Alan […]

2015 GA District Judges Dinner

by on November 20, 2015

Dinner honoring the MONC Georgia District Judges Opera Guild for Atlanta members gather to greet each other and the judges at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Before the entertainment, Opera Guild members visit over cocktails. President Bill Snyder greets Opera Guild members and introduces the evening’s live musical entertainment. Richard Clement, tenor; Rolando Salazar, piano, […]

Educational Outreach

by on November 20, 2015

The Opera Guild for Atlanta was proud to sponsor an Educational Outreach performance at the Galloway School in conjuction with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Georgia District on Friday, November 20, 2015. Caitlin Andrews, soprano, and Andy Bayles, piano, performed four arias for the Galloway High School chorus members. Piangerò la sorte mia Quando m’en vo’ […]

Focus Luncheon

by on September 16, 2015

The Opera Guild for Atlanta held a Focus luncheon on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. We invited 25 local music professionals, including conductors, opera directors, voice teachers, coach-accompanists, and aspiring professional singers. The purpose of the Focus Luncheon was to get ideas about how The Opera Guild may more effectively […]