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Chautauqua Opera Guild

"Building future opera audiences ... together"

The Chautauqua Opera Guild serves as the advocacy group in support of Chautauqua Opera. We invite you to join the Guild in a membership category of your choice. Your tax-deductible contribution will entitle you to complimentary operalogues, master classes, music theater revues, artsong recitals, and special events. Only members can become surrogate parents in our Adopt-an-Artist program which connects you to the young opera artists and production interns.

As of 2007 the Chautauqua Opera Guild has given $184,000 to the Chautauqua Opera Endowment Fund and $199,000 to the Chautauqua Fund restricted to opera operating funds. In addition, in 2006, more than $7,000 in scholarships and awards were given to deserving apprentices and studio artists to assist in their career development. Only through your membership and involvement can we continue this exceptional work in support of Chautauqua opera. Join today and become a part of the excitement. See you at the Opera.

Become a member of the Chautauqua Opera Guild today!


President, Melissa Orlov
Vice-President, Barbara Turbessi
Treasurer, Pat Kim
Assistant Treasurer, Jessica Heid
Recording Secretary, Karen Dakin
Corresponding Secretary, Shirley Todd


Archangel ($1,000+)

  • All Angel level benefits, plus...
  • Two tickets for a dress rehearsal performance
  • Invitation to Special Archangel Dinner with Jay Lesenger, General/Artistic Director of Chautauqua Opera

Angel ($500-$999)

  • All Benefactor level benefits, plus...
  • An invitation to the first and final opera cast party
  • Private backstage tour of Norton Hall

Benefactor ($250-$499)

  • All Sponsor level benefits, plus...
  • Invitation to annual SoirĂ©e at the Packard-Metzgar Manor

Sponsor ($125-$249)

  • All Member level benefits, plus...
  • Special seating in the Amphitheater for all opera events (You must bring your membership card to these events)

Member ($50-$124)

  • Listing in the Opera Program
  • Adopt-An-Artist option
  • Admission to Operalogues and Master Classes
  • Annual meeting/reception with Chautauqua Opera General/Artistic Director, Jay Lesenger
  • Special seating in Lenna Hall for Musical Revues

For more information about the Chautauqua Opera Guild, or any membership questions, please contact us at

For membership payment, please make checks payable to Chautauqua Opera Guild and mail to:
Chautauqua Opera Guild Membership
PO Box 61
Chautauqua, New York 14722