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



Annual Holiday Gathering

Opera Guild members toasted the season at its Annual Holiday Gathering held at the home of lone-time member Lois Sutherland on December 7. Lois’ home is a favorite venue for any party with her skills as an accomplished hostess and her extraordinary hospitality. It is always a special time to share memories, traditions and favorite party foods–and to dream of possibilities for the New Year.


Annual Meeting and Luncheon

President Margarete Jennings held the Opera Guild of Dayton’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Wednesday, June 1, at Dayton Country Club. The event began with a reception at 11 a.m. Brunch was served at 11:30 a.m. The Business Meeting followed at noon. Accomplishments for the 2021-2022 fiscal year were reviewed.
The highlight of the meeting was the announcement of the Opera Guild’s BRAVO! Award given annually to the member displaying outstanding service and devotion over a period of time. And the winner was Judy Hudson who engages in so many of the Guild’s activities including being chair of Students’ Night @ Dress Rehearsal, a Children’s Traveling Opera volunteer, supporter of the BRAVO! Fashion Show and Brunch, Membership Luncheon planner and much more. Judy, you deserve a standing ovation. BRAVO! to you.

Judy Hudson, Margarete Jennings

To read Margarete’s 2022 Annual Meeting report, you can click on the Members Only menu item above.


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