GUILD OPERA COMPANY
Opera Performances & Arts Education
ARTS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
Bringing the magic of opera to students
Since 1949, Guild Opera Company has introduced more than four million children to the magical world of opera. With the generous support of individual music lovers, as well as funding from corporations, foundations and government sources, we help students from kindergarten through grade 6 experience and engage with the one artform that encompasses music, theater, dance and visual arts: opera!
Help children participate in the arts!
Bring opera to your school
Want to bring an arts education program to your school, one that includes music, theater, dance, visual arts, and history? Then opera is your ticket.
AWARDED LA COUNTY OGP GRANT
The Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture has awarded Guild Opera Company a two-year grant from their Organizational Grant Program to help fund sustainability in our opera programs serving both our children and community outreach performances.
Serving all five of the LA County Supervisory Districts, Guild Opera reaches deep into all areas of the county to provide affordable high-quality opera experiences.
Highlights from past shows
Guild Opera Company is the second oldest opera company in California after the San Francisco Opera. Since 1949 Guild Opera Company has been one of the launching companies for famous artists such as Marilyn Horne, Heinz Blankenburg, and Mary Costa, the voice of Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty.
Guild Opera Company introduces opera to the community and strongly believes in creating opportunities for young up-and-coming talent to gain experience and perform in fully stage opera productions with professional singers.
COSÌ FAN TUTTE
"The Guild Opera has brought culturally relevant, literacy driven presentations, workshops and professional development on opera to many LAUSD schools…they not only bring high quality singing and music instruction, but they align their content to our current reading series."
"We believe this is a rare opportunity for our students, many of whom receive public support and could not otherwise get this type of cultural enrichment."
Educational Services, Glendale USD
"The program offers a rich vocal music and language arts experience to children….many elements presented: dynamics and demonstration of vocal techniques, vocabulary of opera, second-language exposure and practice, and engaging participation by all."
Lockwood Avenue Elementary School (LAUSD)
"I am writing this letter in deep appreciation to the Guild Opera Company and its donors who made the Jun 4th presentation of "Little Red Riding Hood" possible for our students. If you could only see the smiles and joy you bring to our children! You make a positive impact on their educational experiences."
Seeking Foundations, Community Organizations and Individuals with a Passion for Music
Are you on the Board of Directors of a charitable Foundation?
Do you know of a charitable Foundation who is interested in supporting a non-profit whose focus is music programs for children?
We are searching daily for foundations that are accepting grant proposals from organizations like Guild Opera Company.