A Special Preview
The night of November 9 will be special for several hundred high school and college students. They will be in the audience at Schuster Performing Arts Center to take part in Opera Guild of Dayton’s Student’s Night @ Dress Rehearsal. They will see the preview of I Pagliacci which will be presented by Dayton Opera on November 11 and 13. This annual education event brings much excitement and energy into Dayton’s beautiful gem of a theater.
This year special thanks are extended to the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. At the request of Nicole Scott, an employee of Enterprise Holdings and a volunteer for Victoria Theatre Association, the Guild was awarded a grant in the amount of $1,000 to underwrite Student’s Night @ Dress Rehearsal in the fall of 2016. Nicole, the art scene in Dayton is stronger when people like you take the initiative to extend the reach of performing arts to our young people. Thank you again.
BRAVO! Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show
BRAVO! 2016, what an explosion of excitement and color!
BRAVO! Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show “Fashion in Motion” was held on September 9 at Ponitz Center. In recent years, Opera Guild of Dayton has held a Community Model voting campaign in conjunction with this event. We appreciate the volunteer Models and all the voters who made this element of BRAVO! a huge success. We are proud to announce the results.
The Winner was the dynamic Barbara Haller, owner of Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Miamisburg, with Debbie Watts Robinson, CEO of Miami Valley Housing Opportunities, as First Runner-up. Tim Kambitsch, Executive Director of the Dayton Metro Library, was Second Runner-up and Susan Bridgman, attorney, was Third Runner-up. Great job!
2016 Community Model Candidates
Tom Bankston Susan Bridgman Judy Dodge Barbara Haller
Debbie Lieberman Tim Kambitsch Brian Martin Thomas Maultsby
Debbie Watts Robinson Amelia Robinson
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The Guild’s Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, June 8, at Dayton Country Club, 555 Kramer Road. The reception began at 10:30 a.m. followed by wonderful brunch at 11.
President Penny Wolff began the Business Meeting at noon. She highlighted a year of many accomplishments. The Friend of the Year, Jeff Martin, was recognized for his many, many years of making our events beautiful and fragrant with his creative floral arrangements and centerpieces.
The BRAVO! Award was announced by Sue Falter. Jane Reynolds was the very deserving recipient.
Opera Volunteers International
Opera Guild of Dayton is a proud member of Opera Volunteers International. The support and sharing with other opera organizations is important to the success of all of our programs. Their website provides valuable updates and information at http://www.operavolunteers.org.