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 […]

2015 Opera Guild for Atlanta Scholarship Recipiants

by on June 1, 2015

Tenor Cleyton Pulzi is renowned for his musicality and nobility of tone. After many engagements as a concert and opera soloist in his native Brazil, Mr. Pulzi  moved to the United States in 2014, where he has worked as a soloist in operas and concerts. His roles included Reverend Parris in Robert Ward’s The Crucible and […]

2015 MONC Southeast Region Auditions

by on February 15, 2015

All the contestants at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Southeast Region Auditions, held Feb. 15, 2015 at 2 pm at Spivey Hall in Morrow, GA, pictured below after the awards ceremony. Pictured left to right: William Davenport, tenor, SC District, first place Reginald Smith, Jr, baritone, GA District, first place Brian Mextorf, baritone, NC District, […]