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

2020 High School
Competition Winners!

Our 49th Annual High School Vocal Competition was held Saturday, February 15, 2020. Presented by Co-Sponsors St. Petersburg Opera Guild and St. Petersburg Opera Company.

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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.

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

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


Because of the Covid Virus, there are no luncheons scheduled for the balance of 2020. Everyone will be notified when the luncheons are scheduled for 2021 and website will be updated at that time.

Notes & Score

World Opera Day 2020

World Opera Day is celebrated on 25 October, the birthday of Georges Bizet and Johann Strauss II, composers of possibly the world’s most famous opera

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Winner Update: Mariya Kaganskaya

Mariya Kaganskaya 1st Place Winner College/Young Professionals Competition 2019 Winning first place in last year’s St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition was a fantastic honor for

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Winner Update: Emily Heumann

Emily Heumann 3rd Place Winner College & Young Professional Opera Competition 2019 My participation in the 2019 St. Petersburg Opera Guild Competition was a wonderful

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