About the Guild

History and Purpose

The Guild, orginally know as the Glimmerglass Opera Guild, was formed in 1975 as a volunteer organization to support and promote the Glimmerglass Opera. The Guild operates throughout the year to provide essential volunteer services filling a variety of the Company’s needs including fundraising and education programs. With a membership of well over 200 people, the Guild contributes an average of 3000 volunteer hours annually as well as substantial cash donations. In addition, the Guild funds an administrative intern each season under it’s Doris P. Shields fund.

Current Officers & Committee Chairs

The names of the current officers, committee chairs and Board members are listed in the right-hand column on the home page and also on this page.


Guild members are involved in a variety of activities and events all year long to ensure effective support for Glimmerglass Festival’s season each summer.

The many Guild activities include a series of educational and outreach programs in the spring designed to provide members and the public with a greater understanding and appreciation of opera as well insights into each season’s productions.

Several Guild activities center on dinners and other social events that engender fellowship among Guild members and members of the Glimmerglass staff and its artists.


It is easy to become involved with the Guild and its activities. Annual membership for an individual is $30 per year, $50 for a couple or $15 for a student. If you would like to become a member, or renew your existing membership click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Involvement in the many and varied Guild volunteer opportunities and activities will allow you become a part of what the Guild is all about. Click here for a list of some the various Guild events and activities that take place throughout the year.