Kingston Opera Guild

Looking for like-minded opera enthusiasts in the Kingston area?

The Kingston Opera Guild holds meetings once a month from September to April and organizes bus trips from Kingston to Toronto to see the operas presented by the Canadian Opera Company. Members enjoy many advantages:

  • obtain opera tickets at special prices;
  • receive information about operatic events in and near Kingston;
  • attend lectures about opera and the operas of the current Canadian Opera Company season;
  • join bus charters to attend Canadian Opera Company performances in Toronto; and
  • attend special events such as the very popular annual picnic.

Yearly membership rates are $40 for a family, $25 for individuals, and $10 for students.


The Kingston Opera Guild will resume its monthly meetings in September 2013. Meetings will be held in partnership with the Seniors Association Kingston Region. All meetings will take place in the Simcoe Room at the Seniors Centre, 56 Francis Street. A variety of activities are planned for the Fall. There will be a fee of $3.00 per lecture for those who are not members of the Kingston Opera Guild. Here is a list of dates:

September 25, 2013, 7:30 PM:  Grace Orzech on Benjamin Britten: His Life and the Opera Peter Grimes. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.


  • October 15, 2013, 4:30 PM: Thais Donald on “I want love, violent love”: The Passion and bel canto of Gaetano Donizetti. For those who wish it, a light meal will be served at 5:30 PM at a cost TBA.
  • November 14, 2013, 4:30 PM: Silvio Venditti on Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. For those who wish it, a light meal will be served at 5:30 PM at a cost TBA. 

  • December 10, 2013, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM: Silvio Venditti will present a Celebration of Verdi’s 200th Birthday. For those who wish it, a full dinner will be served at 5:30 PM. Menu and cost details will be announced closer to the time.

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