Opera Guild of Rochester, as part of our mission, supports the promotion and presentation of opera in our community. Read on for how our recent financial gifts of support have helped to enrich our area’s cultural offerings.
Since its inception, the Guild of has supported the productions of the Finger Lakes Opera Company, and provided a major grant in 2017 when the company moved from its former home at SUNY Geneseo.
Photos: Finger Lakes Opera’s
2019 productions of La Bohème
and Jack and the Beanstalk.
In 2018, the Opera Guild of Rochester provided a grant to Pegasus Early Music, in recognition of their achievement in presenting Dido and Aeneas at the Jewish Community Center and has granted financial support in anticipation of their summer of 2020 production of Orfeo.
In 2015, the Opera Guild donated the unrestricted use of a Yamaha piano to the newly-established Rochester Lyric Opera at the Lyric Theater on East Avenue, an instrument which has accompanied many vocal recitals and classical music programs there.
In April or May each year, a group
of 20 or more Opera Guild board members, donors and their guests attends The Rochester International Vocal Competition, to support the fundraising efforts of the Rochester Oratorio Society.
In 2019, the Guild provided financial assistance to Kerri Lynn Slominski, local soprano, for her presentation of an
up-dated and digitally interactive version of Menotti’s The Telephone at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival.