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.


Encourage Young Talent

Build Appreciative Audiences

2020 High School Competition


Our 50th Annual High School Vocal Competition was held Saturday, February 15, 2020. Presented by Co-Sponsors St. Petersburg Opera Guild and St. Petersburg Opera Company.

Susie Hellman Spatafora, Norman and Mirella C. Smith, Al May, and Maestro Mark Sforzini

Silver Bells 2019 Highlights

The Isla Del Sol Y & CC welcomed us with a myriad of trees decorated for the Holiday Season, which set the stage for a delightful afternoon of music, food and sensational silent auction items. And, the bidding did get competitive.. The festive atmosphere was amplified by our own talented St. Petersburg Opera Company. Under the baton of Maestro Mark Sforzino, the cast of 2019’s production of Holiday Sparkle provided a wonderful program highlighted by the music of Offenbach and Massenet (composers influenced by the Belle Epoque era.) with current pop tunes to set the stage for Madame Bizet.

Although she needs no introduction, Madame Bizet stole the show as she welcomed us upon arrival, gave us insight into the lascivious tales behind the scenes and joined us for a meal fit for royalty. Kudos to Susie Hellman Spatafora for her engaging rendition of the Madame Bizet. 

General Meeting Luncheon

Next Meeting: February 28, 2020


$30 per person

The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway Treasure Island, FL 33706

More Upcoming Events

Feb 28 @ 11:30 am
11:30 am
February 28 General Meeting/Luncheon The Club at Treasure Island 400 Treasure Island Causeway, TI at 11:30 am
The Club at Treasure Island
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am
11:30 am
March 27 General Meeting/Luncheon The St. Petersburg Country Club 2000 Country Club Way S. St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg Country Club
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St Pete Opera Guild helps to fund a program for schoolchildren introducing them to opera.

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


Since our inception, the St. Petersburg Opera Guild has provided scholarships to young Floridians to further their operatic goals.

Now in our 50th Year, the High School Competition continues in 2020!

Some 2019 Winners

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

Notes & Score

2019 SPOG Cultural Award

Since 1973, the St. Petersburg Opera Guild has presented an annual award to honor individuals for their contributions to the cultural life of our community.

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Silver Bells Update

SILVER BELLS invitations are about to be mailed. We will be in a new location for this event. The ballroom at Isla del Sol lends

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Donate Snacks for the Cast!

Many thanks to Ursula Carroll, Muriel Desloovere, Nina Luse, Michelle Rego and Bill Lofgren for donating snacks for the casts of Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi and

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