Sudbury Opera Guild

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

The Sudbury Opera Guild promotes the appreciation of opera by holding meetings for interested people, presenting opera programs at meetings—and, in conjunction with other institutions, funding appropriate scholarships, organizing trips to opera performances, and organizing live concerts where appropriate.

We hold regular monthly meetings at Cambrian College in Sudbury on the first Sunday each month from September to June. The meetings comprise a one-hour presentation on an opera or opera theme followed by a short business meeting.

The Guild maintains a significant library of CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes of operatic material which is available for presentations and/or borrowing by members. We have a suitable audio-visual setup to facilitate the presentations and this equipment is also available for use by the Cambrian College music department.

Supporting the COC

The Guild currently organizes one trip to the COC in February each year. Music students (vocal) are welcomed on this trip and the Guild subsidizes their travel costs. The Guild also presents various scholarships each year to Cambrian College including a memorial scholarship in George Whalen's memory. We also support the Sudbury Kiwanis Music Festival with the top vocal scholarship each year.

Our cooperation with the COC has been demonstrated previously with annual contributions to the capital fund for the new opera house. we promote the COC performances on an ongoing basis. With the advent of the Metropolitan Opera in HD series, members have ready access to these performances at the local cinema as well.

Membership Benefits

Yearly memberships are $20. Become a member of the Sudbury Guild and you can:

  • get 10% off Premier or Select Subscriptions;
  • get 15% off tickets to individual performances; and
  • take part in other special events.

2010/2011 Schedule

Our meeting schedule for the upcoming season is:

  • Sept. 12, 2010: Britten's Death in Venice
  • Oct. 3, 2010: Adams' Nixon in China
  • Nov. 7, 2010: Donizetti's Don Pasquale
  • December 2010: Christmas Party (date, time and venue TBA)
  • Jan. 9, 2011: Sir Arthur Sullivan
  • Feb. 6, 2011: 20th-Century Opera
  • March 6, 2011: TBA
  • April 3, 2011: Then & Now, The Sequel
  • May 1, 2011: TBA
  • June 2011: Summer Party (date, time and venue TBA)
    Sunday monthly meetings are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Cambrian College, Sudbury, in Room 2253. The meeting is comprised of a one-hour presentation, coffee break and business meeting. Please note that the program above is subject to change.

Become a Member

For more information or to become a member, call Mike Humphris at 705-692-3427 or fill out the inquiry form below.

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