Tri-State College Vocal Competition Returned in a Big Way

Front row (left to right): Jeffrey Powell, Natalia Adame, Holly Thiemann, Haley Guerra, Siyi Yan, Anthony Josep, Antoinette Pompe van Meerdervoort.
Back row (left to right): Vernon Hartman, Kara Shay Thomson, Kathleen Clawson, Ken Shaw

On Sunday, June 4, the Opera Guild of Dayton held its first Tri-State College Vocal Competition in-person since the COVID epidemic. The voices of the six finalists challenged the judges in their selection of the winners and delighted the audience. Click here for more details.

Opera Guild of Dayton Annual Meeting

The Opera Guild of Dayton held its 2023 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, at Dayton Country Club. The Guild celebrated its 60 year history of promoting the love of opera  and in educational outreach. During that illustrious history, the Guild has donated over $3 million dollars to Dayton Opera in support for their programs. One major agenda item on the program was a unanimous vote by the members to dissolve their 501c3 status and to migrate their voluntary support directly to the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance.

Memories were shared and a few tears shed as the group reached such a watershed moment. But a toast to the members was made to congratulate everyone on a job well done. BRAVO! to all!



Membership Luncheon

Opera Guild of Dayton held its annual Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, March 22, with a sold-out crowd. It was abuzz with members catching up with friends and the latest opera news. The Dayton Opera Artists-in-Residence performed to enthusiastic applause from their “fans” in attendance. Click here to see more photos and details from the event.

High School Vocal Competition Winner

Opera Guild of Dayton hosted high school singers in grades 11 and 12 at its annual High School Vocal Competition which was held held on Saturday, March 11, at the University of Dayton. The first place winner was Michael Temesi from Hawken High School. Please click here for further details and the other winners.
Michael Temesi
Pianist John Benjamin accompanying Michael Temesi




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