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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.

Right: Finger Lakes Opera’s
2023 Performance of Aida. Photo credit Kelly Kester Photography
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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 granted additional  financial support in anticipation of their 2022 summer  production of Orfeo.

Photo credit: Gerry Szymanski

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Photo credit: credit Jackson Burns-Bulmer 

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In 2023 the Guild was pleased to provide financial assistance to Rochester Summer Opera for their acclaimed outdoor concert at the Highland Bowl.

The Guild also supports the Rochester Philharmonic, Syracuse Opera Company and the Glimmerglass Festival.

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