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About Our Organization

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Opera Guild of Rochester shall be to foster an interest in and an appreciation of opera within the Greater Rochester community, to support and promote the presentation of opera in the Greater Rochester area, and to enhance the education and enjoyment of opera among its members and the community at large through various programming.

We hope to fulfill our mission through the various publications, financial grants and events described here on the website, and always welcome your feedback at

The Guild is a not-for-profit corporation, authorized to receive tax-exempt charitable donations under the law of the United States and the State of New York.  It is managed by its Board of Directors, which meets 9-10 times per year, and by the Executive Committee, which consists of the officers of the Board. A copy of our by-laws and a financial statement are available on request.

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