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Guild Membership

What is the Virginia Opera Guild?

The Virginia Opera Guild is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting attendance and interest in Virginia Opera productions in Hampton Roads. Guild members share an appreciation of opera, attend social events that provide insight into opera productions, and sponsor fundraising events that benefit Virginia Opera programs. Benefits include backstage tours and educational opportunities, attendance at select dress rehearsals, and invitations to exclusive Guild events.

Volunteer opportunities with the Virginia Opera Guild include:

Events Committee
Artist Hospitality/Dinners
Membership Committee
Artist Transport
Gift Shop
Telephone Committee
Newsletter
Decorations/Artwork
Communications Committee

How do I join?

Joining is as simple as mailing your contact information and membership fee (in the form of a check or money order) to:

The Virginia Opera Guild
Membership Services
P.O. Box 11572
Norfolk, VA 23517

$50.00 annual membership fee
$75.00 annual dual-membership fee

Bravissimo Membership

What is the Bravissimo Society?

Members of the Bravissimo Society are ambassadors for the Virginia Opera in Northern Virginia, rubbing shoulders with the artists, and getting behind the scenes at opera productions. Bravissimo members promote attendance and cultivate support for the Virginia Opera. When you are a member of Bravissimo, you are on the inside track, enjoying it all with a glass of wine and fellow opera lovers at your side.

Benefits of joining the Bravissimo Society include:

  • Meet the Conductor receptions include talks with conductors and backstage tours
  • VIP wine receptions during the first intermission of each opera performance
  • Meet the Artists receptions after opening night performances for participants of the “Feed the Artists” program.
  • Feed the Artists program enables you to personally meet the artists
  • Student Sundays receptions for children include backstage tour and signed poster

How do I join?

Joining is as simple as mailing your contact information and membership fee (in the form of a check or money order) to:

Bravissimo Society
PO Box 2089
Fairfax, VA 22031

Download a Membership Application Here

$50.00 individual annual membership
$75.00 individual annual membership plus spouse

Questions? For more information, contact the President of the Bravissimo Society, Wanda O'Brien-Trefil, Ph.D. at bravissimo@vaopera.org.


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