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

It is my pleasure to invite you to join me in creating another successful Toledo Opera Guild year.

Shelli Jacobs My board and I hope you will share in pinnacle events, warm friendships and joy-filled memories. Established in 1962, The Toledo Opera Guild has maintained the standard of excellence that we celebrate today. This success would not have been possible without your ongoing support and contributions.

The Calendar of Events for the year is exciting and encompasses the passion of opera coupled with fresh venues, opera education, fun, and inspiring entertainment.

Our opening luncheon at The Toledo Zoo, celebrating Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, begins our pre-opera luncheon season. Gershwin's PORGY and BESS and Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET provide plenty of creative themes and venue choices for the heart of our luncheon calendar. The closing luncheon at historic Nazareth Hall ends our spectacular year.

Our sell-out events begin with SAPPHIRE SPEAKEASY, continue to CELEBRITY WAIT NIGHT and end with PHASHION OF THE OPERA. For spice, the very successful BRUNHILDA PARTIES are scattered throughout the year. By popular demand, we are reprising our BAKELESS BAKE SALE in its original form which was spearheaded by Elizabeth Zepf and enjoyed many successful years.

I am grateful to all of you who have worked diligently for many years and contributed to the growth of this organization. I appreciate your continued assistance as we take the Guild to the next level. During this year, I also look forward to continuing friendships and making new friends as we have fun fulfilling our mission: To promote opera awareness, education, company service and financial support for the Toledo Opera.

Please visit TOG's website at: www.toledooperaguild.com and our Facebook page – The Toledo Opera Guild, for our 2015-16 calendar year of events, photos, updates and reminders.

Shelli Jacobs,
President, Toledo Opera Guild