About Us

For 58 years, the Twin Cities Opera Guild has held wonderful evenings of music, food, festivities, and fellowship, all set to the shimmer of lovely candlelight. This year will be different, and we will miss all of you, but we want to encourage you to celebrate with us the wonder of music and how much a difference music can make in the lives of people, young and old.

Twin Cities Opera Guild has commissioned a special online program from Cantus, one of our education grant recipients. This music will be available for you to share with all your friends and family until the end of October. We hope that you will sit down and enjoy soft candlelight while listening. To view this music video go to:

Click here to watch our candlelight dinner video

The Twin Cities Opera Guild, Inc., an independent non-profit organization, is dedicated to opera education and outreach, both in the schools and for the general public, in the seven-county metropolitan area and throughout the State of Minnesota.

The Opera Guild helps finance delightful musical productions staged by students who work on their own sets and costumes and perform as members of the orchestra and cast. We sponsor special student matinees at operas produced by the Minnesota Opera and other local performing groups. Professional singers and musicians visit schools for interactive programs with students. During the calendar year 2019, over 26,750 students participated in Twin Cites Opera Guild education programs.

In addition to our school programs, the Opera Guild awards annual scholarships to young singers through the Metropolitan Opera National Auditions program and other established programs for young singers.

The Twin Cites Opera Guild is a national pioneer in opera education for children, introducing students to opera and quality music. Limited opportunities of this kind in today's school systems create ever increasing demand for our resources.