Support Your Passion
Every day, we strive to be your resource for opera events and education in the greater Rochester area. Your support enables us to publish the area’s only e-newsletter dedicated to opera, Viva Voce. Our subscribers – several thousand of them – have communicated their high level of satisfaction with our publication, and your financial support will allow us to continue to improve.
In addition to Viva Voce, your contributions to Opera Guild of Rochester also support:
Our popular Bravo Nights, held five times per year virtually or at The Little Café. Audiences are thrilled by astounding performances by emerging, local opera singers – free of charge. During the pandemic, we are working with talented performers to continue to provide paid performance opportunities by making our Bravo Nights a virtual event.
Lectures at Brighton and Fairport libraries such as, “Bad Girls in Opera” and “Operatic Oddities”.
Meet-ups in The Little Café after Royal Opera House screenings that give opera lovers a chance to converse with other opera fans. We are hoping to resume these soon!
Underwriting the next generation of talent, including the 2019 Fringe Festival performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Telephone; ROCopera; Finger Lakes Opera and other performances.
Our opera trip to the Glimmerglass Festival, a summer highlight.
Now’s Your Time.
Please give generously so that we may continue this good work to keep opera vibrant in Rochester.
As an Amici, your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated. All donation levels receive an invitation to the Annual Recital; those listed below will be given priority until a date specified on the invitation, and at the Comprimario level and above may request extra tickets.
Mail Your Donation:
You may also mail a check to Opera Guild of Rochester, P.O. Box 25613, Rochester, NY 14625.
Please include an email or other address for your tax receipt.
A Note on Tax Receipts:
We are sorry that we are unable to continue President Emerita Agneta Borgstedt's practice of sending a personal thank you note to each contributor. The IRS does not require a charity to give, or the donor to have, a formal acknowledgment from the charity for donations under $250. Your cancelled check or credit card record is sufficient evidence for your donations below this amount if you itemize them. Donations of $250 and above will receive the required acknowledgment from the Opera Guild before January 31ST following the end of the calendar tax year.
The invitation to the Annual Recital, to be held virtually this year starting on June 13, is our way of showing our appreciation to our donors and we sincerely hope you'll join us at this year's event featuring soprano Lauren Nash Silberstein and accompanist Maeve Berry!