Support Group Women's Guild

Women’s Guild of the New Orleans Opera Association

Founded in 1947, the Women’s Guild promotes and fosters understanding of opera, cooperating with New Orleans Opera through active fundraising, opera advocacy, and custodial care of the Opera Guild Home. With over 350 members, the Women’s Guild ensures that the gift of opera remains an integral part of New Orleans culture.


Membership is open to women ages 21 and above who have an interest in supporting New Orleans Opera through fundraising, special events, and program support. Make new friends and help connect diverse community members through the joy of opera! Membership dues are $50 per year and include:

Attendance at the General Fall Meeting and Past President’s Reception

Attendance at the Eggnog Party and Holiday Boutique

Attendance at the Annual meeting and luncheon

Click here to JOIN NOW and become a member! Please email  Membership VP Brenda Reilly with questions.

Follow the Women’s Guild on Facebook to learn more.

Opera Club Support Group

Opera Club

Good food, good friends and great music. Join the Opera Club and get an insider’s view of the opera company. The Opera Club is a social organization composed of people who love the opera and attend our performances Your membership does not directly support the New Orleans Opera, however, you do get three fabulous dinners throughout the season while rubbing elbows with the stars and might even get a chance to sing some too!

The club is known for its social events. Three times each season, we have a party to enjoy each other’s company and meet the stars of the opera about to be performed. The dinners are held at the beautiful Opera Guild home on Prytania Street and are formal affairs with a catered menu and open bar. Maestro Lyall introduces the stars and speaks about the upcoming performances. In addition to dinner and cocktails, each party includes entertainment related to the upcoming performances.

The club also has an annual holiday gathering. Admittance is separate from club dues but is very reasonable in cost. This event is also held in the Guild home, which is always beautifully decorated for the holiday season.

We would love to have you as a member! If you are interested, click here.

Opera Club Membership

The New Orleans Opera Club would like to invite you to join us in our festive celebration of Grand Opera in New Orleans. This year we will host three dinners that allow you to enjoy the voices of young opera talent, mix and mingle with stars of the season’s productions, and don your best formal or costume attire. Please mark your calendar for the 2018-2019 dinners:

Carmen on Saturday, September 28, 2019

Joan of Arc on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Magic Flute on Saturday, April 25, 2020

There are multiple options for joining the festivities.

  • $840 Dual membership fee includes six individual tickets to Opera Club Dinners. You may use the tickets in any combination: two tickets for each dinner, three tickets to two dinners, or even share tickets with friends and family.
  • $420 Single membership includes three tickets to Opera Club Dinners with the same flexibility.
  • Additional tickets can be purchased by Opera Club members for $140 per ticket. If you would like to attend one or more dinners without a membership, individual non-member tickets are $165 each.

Making this work will require an RSVP policy to manage the cost of the dinners.

  1. You must RSVP no later than one week before the dinner and include the number attending;
  2. If you do not RSVP, you will not be admitted. Remember, space is limited;
  3. If you RSVP and do not show up, your ticket will be considered used.

Join us for wonderful evenings of food, friends, and fun. We thank you for your past support and look forward to seeing you at the New Orleans Opera Club events.

Regards –

Jayne S Weiss MD

President, New Orleans Opera Club

Support Group Sylvain

Sylvain Society

Sylvain Society is the young professionals affiliate group of the New Orleans Opera Association. Established in 2017, our purpose is to connect the operatic arts to the Greater New Orleans community.

Join us for cultural events around the city, discounts on opera performances, and educational fundraising endeavors to support opera education.

Membership is free and open to anyone age 21-45.

Sylvain Society’s name is an ode to André Grétry’s “Sylvain” opera, the first documented opera performed in New Orleans at the Theatre de la Rue Saint Pierre on May 22, 1796.

2020-2021 Steering Committee

Amanda Credeur
Michael Roussel
Bianca Spears
Sarah Stickney Murphy

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