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
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
Our 50th Annual High School Vocal Competition will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020. Presented by Co-Sponsors St. Petersburg Opera Guild and St. Petersburg Opera Company, the competition will be held at Opera Central, Preis Hall 2145 First Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
DEADLINE - JANUARY 27, 2020
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.
More Upcoming Events
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.