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Nashville Opera Guild members have cherished their role in preserving and promoting grand opera in Middle Tennessee through their support of Nashville Opera since its founding in 1981.  The Guild believes opera is the gateway to all fine arts—poetry, music, drama, painting, design, and dance.  Opera invites you into its emotional realm of matchless story-telling.  By joining Nashville Opera Guild, you can help ensure that your children and grandchildren can enjoy this magical medium for years to come.

La Bella Notte Chairs Helen Brown and Janet Weaver treat the Opera board members to wine and cheese and an event preview before the July Meeting.

When you play a part, you support...

Children's Opera

HCA TriStar Nashville Opera ON TOUR visits more than 28,000 school children in Middle Tennessee each year.

Met Auditions

The "American Idol" for future Opera Stars!  Nashville Opera Guild helps the Metropolitan Opera find new, inspiring talent through its annual district and regional auditions.

Visiting Artists

Members of the Guild provide gift bags and hospitality for visiting artists performing with Nashville Opera.  There are also opportunities to pick up artists at the airport or house them.

Cast Parties

Memers of the Guild host parties in appreciation for the cast and crew of each opera production.

Aspiring Artists

Nashville Opera Guild provides scholarships for rising vocalists, such as the Fellows Program with Belmont University, and supports the Mary Ragland Young Artist Program, a competitive national program which offers valuable stage experience to the next generation of stars.

The day-to-day business of making opera

Volunteering with mailings, telephoning, computer entry, and other office activities helps Nashville Opera put its dollars on the stage!


Benefits of membership

  • 10% discount to the Opera Boutique
  • Invitation to our annual membership meeting
  • Invitation to the Premiere Dinner before each Jackson Hall (TPAC) performance
  • Invitation to La Bella Notte, our annual black-tie fundraiser dinner and concert
  • Admission to the sneak peek of our children's opera before it travels to area schools
  • Invitation to our fall fashion show
  • Subscription to the Opera's award-winning newsletter

Annual Dues

$15 Student     |     $30 Individual     |     $40 Family     |     $100 Supporting