“I am writing today to give you my commitment to see SPO through this current crisis. When we emerge, and we will emerge, there will certainly be changes, but our goal stays the same: to enrich lives through great opera performances, collaboration, education, and outreach. We are getting even more creative to bring performances to you in ways that address all our concerns for health and safety.”
Taylor-Alexis Dupont remembers the first piece of music that really, truly moved her. It was Franz Schubert’s lied Gretchen am Spinnrade, the mournful musings of
St Petersburg Opera Guild (SPOG) is a service organization in support of St. Pete Opera Company that works to educate and build an appreciative audience for opera, especially with the children and youth of the community. The Guild supports opera education in public and private schools for the middle school age audience, as well as attendance at St. Petersburg Opera mainstage productions for high school students. Fantastic response from this young audience keeps us enthusiastically continuing these programs each year.
Our other major project is the SPOG Vocal Competition that takes place each year in the early Spring. It’s a wonderful music-filled competition. All competitors receive feedback from professionals, and the winners are awarded scholarships in support of their studies.
The Guild has raised funds through their social activities; primarily at their annual Silver Bells December event.