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Coming in April 2014...



    Reception: April 2 -- 6:00 pm
    Luncheon: April 3 -- 10:30 am




The Toledo Opera Guild is a non-profit organization that celebrates and promotes opera in Toledo and Northwest Ohio. Founded in 1962, the guild is a group of men and women who volunteer their time and talents to support our mission of expanding the passion for opera in our community.

We invite your participation. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in opera and in promoting this musical art form in Toledo.

Volunteer activities are fun and often educational. Members have the opportunity to meet distinguished visiting performers. Some host visiting guest artists and facilitate their travel to and from Toledo.

Whatever your interest in the performing arts, you'll find fulfillment by becoming a member of the Toledo Opera Guild.



President's Message

Welcome to our website...

Cindy NiggemyerAs president of the Toledo Opera Guild, I join our Board of Directors in welcoming you. Our mission is to promote opera awareness, education, company service, and financial support for The Toledo Opera. Our members all share this commitment. Along the way we have created a distinctive environment for friendship, sharing, and opportunities to serve the community. Our members meet for enjoyable lunches throughout the year. These events take place the week before each opera. They are informative and give us a chance for interaction with our friends. In short, we have fun!

We launched our 2013-14 season with a Dinner with the Queen on August 16th at Belmont Country Club. This was the kick-off for our Mad Hatter Party, which will be held on Saturday, November 9 at The Toledo Club. In December, our members will enjoy the annual Holiday Tea. Then in January, we will hold our Celebrity Wait Night. Look for some surprises. We will wrap up our exciting season with the Pfashion of the Opera style show. This exciting event gets better each year. In 2012 we went to a professional format and also had a Peek Behind the Curtain reception the night before. We continue to receive compliments about this event and, again, look for a bigger, better show in 2014.

I give many thanks to past president Traci Schwann. During her two terms, the Toledo Opera Guild donated nearly $100,000 for opera support. This was the result of her guidance, the hard work of her committees and our Board of Directors. Opera is the most expensive art form and Toledo is one of only three cities in Ohio -- including Dayton and Cincinnati, which has only a summer season -- that fund it. We are proud that the Toledo community is commited to the support of our local opera.

I am excited to work with such a talented and diverse group of men and women. All "bring something to the table." I extend a personal invitation to anyone who wants to support the arts and join this fabulous group of individuals. We welcome you!

Cindy Niggemyer

President, Toledo Opera Guild