Established in 1964, with the mission to educate, to build appreciative audiences, and to encourage young talent throughout the state of Florida by providing classical vocal and opera competitions. We support the St. Petersburg Opera Company and its educational programs.

The Opera Guild is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is registered with the State of Florida as a charitable organization #CH3485

If you would like additional information or have questions about SPOG, please contact us.


Encourage Young Talent

Build Appreciative Audiences

Message From Silver Bells Chair

Thanks to Guild members for lively and informative conversations with Silver Bells’ committee members. It’s vital to reach out to each other and stay connected during these times.

The committee trusts you are as delighted with the look and content of our mailer as we are. The Guild needs your help in recovering from the financial hardship of having to cancel our beloved fundraiser, the festive Silver Bells luncheon.

Please make a contribution to keep our Guild and its mission going. Your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 by our generous Board and committee members.

We are excited that donations are starting to arrive. Please add your support; the Guild is counting on you.

Carol Miller, Chair of Silver Bells

Celebrating 50 Years!

Mark your Calendars…February 27, 2021

In 2021 the St. Petersburg Opera Guild will celebrate our 50th anniversary of supporting young artists, through our Annual Vocal Competitions.

Each year St. Petersburg Opera Guild, in conjunction with St. Petersburg Opera, holds a high school competition, with financial scholarships awarded to the talented winners.

Our 2021 Vocal Competition is sure to be extra special as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary of encouraging young talent in Florida through vocal competitions.

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Here is a video about a production of Pinocchio
produced by St. Petersburg Opera.


St. Pete Opera Guild’s commitment to opera education outreach programs to schools and the community includes financial support of the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s annual production of the charming children’s opera “Pinocchio”. Since Pinocchio’s inaugural presentation in 2016, the guild has been one of the proud co-sponsors of the production, and guild members have served not only as volunteers at both school and public performances, but have helped to write and prepare the colorful “Pinocchio” pamphlet distributed to 3rd grade school students prior to their attending school performances..

Of course, the St. Petersburg Opera Guild supports the St. Petersburg Opera Company, and the talented team of professionals led by Maestro Mark Sforzini.

General Meeting Luncheons

Friday, January 22, 11:30am


St. Petersburg Country Club

Notes & Score

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