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Looking ahead …

SJ Opera Guild Vocal Competition for SJSU, the venue for the competition has been changed to the San Jose Woman's Club, on April 18 from 7-9pm, There are 11 to 12 singers expected for the competition. We hope to see you at the Woman's Club for this exciting time in a young singers life.

Opera San Josť Lecture
By Larry Hancock with OSJ Singers
Friday, May 23rd
Addison-Penzak JCC
10:00-12:00 pm, followed by Kabbalat Shabbat luncheon

Join us for a lecture by Larry Hancock, who will present the 2014/15 season. Following the lecture will be a presentation by OSJ singers.

The lecture is free to JCC members and SJOG members and $10 for others. If you wish to stay for lunch, contact Cherie Ravel at, 408-357-7462. Luncheon cost is $7.50 or $5 for JCC members.

The San Francisco Summer Opera Lecture will be May 27, 2014 at 10am at the Saratoga Foothill Club. For more information and lecture bio, see Schedule on the right.

Opera Champagne Brunch
Saturday, May 31, 2014
La Rinconada Country Club, Los Gatos
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us for no-host cocktails at 11:30 am, followed by a gourmet champagne brunch (to see the Brunch menu), silent auction and raffle, and an exceptional music program by Opera San José singers. An early reservations form. A flyer with more information is now available.

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Issues of the Guild's newsletter and Travelers columns are downloadable and available from our archives.

Welcome to the San José Opera Guild

The Guild was established in 1947, as an independent guild, to support Opera in the Bay Area. The Guild has taken the opportunity to support several opera companies, with an emphasis on education and a passion for young singers. We support:
   • San Francisco Opera;
          San Francisco Opera Guild’s Opera à la Carte
          San Francisco Opera Merola Opera Program
   • Opera San José;
          Opera San José’s Opera Outreach
   • West Bay Opera:
   • San José State University Opera Theater:

During the opera season, the Guild sponsors San Francisco Opera Guild lecturers plus West Bay Opera and Opera San José previews featuring singers coinciding with the yearly offerings.

The Guild organizes social events ranging from season opening dinners to educational programs. In addition, the Guild publishes a quarterly newsletter containing information on opera related events throughout the bay area.

SJOG Summer
Lecture Series


Saratoga Foothill Club
20399 Park Place,
10 AM
$10 at the door

SJOG Fall 2014
Lecture Series


JCC of Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road
(cross street Lark Ave)
Los Gatos
10 AM to Noon
Members: free
Non-members: $10


Opera Websites

The San José Opera Guild
P. O. Box 33025, Los Gatos, CA 95031-3025
Banner photos by Bob Shomler
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