One of the principal benefits of Guild membership is the opportunity to attend opera previews in an intimate setting. Each Guild Preview Group offers sociability, refreshments, and a preview of the coming Seattle Opera production. Opera previews are produced by the Guild and include narration and live music. The Preview Groups generally meet in private homes. The ambiance, timing, and type of refreshments are determined by each Preview Group to suit the wishes of its members.
Applicants may join a specific Preview Group or may elect the At Large category. Guild dues include Preview Group membership, although some groups elect to impose additional assessments on their members. For more information, contact the Preview Group representative. Applicants may elect to join two preview groups by the payment of an additional fee of $8.00 per year.
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Preview Groups Contacts
NE Seattle, Laurelhurst, View Ridge, Wedgwood, Lake Forest Park
Contact: Penny Wade, 206.938.5949/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle, Eastside, and Mercer Island
Contact: Suzy Wakefield, 425.828.6186/ email@example.com
Madison Park, Downtown
Contact: Julia Thompson, 206.329.9960/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle, Magnolia, Queen Anne
Contact: Kathleen Martin, 208.705.0973/ email@example.com
PARTIES AND PREVIEWS
Eastside and Seattle
Contact: Mary Beth Marx, 206.236.1092/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Normandy Park, Burien, SW King County
Contact: Gayle Charlesworth, 253.639.1423/ email@example.com
VIVACE (formerly EDMONDS)
Edmonds Area, Mill Creek, and Snohomish
Contact: Betty Lou McGowan, 206.362.7529
Bellevue, Kirkland, Mercer Island
Contact: Marilyn Leck, 206.232.6877/ firstname.lastname@example.org
At-Large Members may attend any Preview Group in keeping with the rules of the specific group.
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