Various fundraisers relating to opera are held throughout the year. SOG parties include opera presentations, the Holiday Luncheon featuring the drawing for the annual raffle, and the Annual Meeting with opera entertainment to conclude another successful season.
Prior to each new Seattle Opera production, each Preview Group presents a special party with refreshments related to the theme of the upcoming Seattle Opera production. These parties include a musical preview of the new opera presented by a narrator, several outstanding singers and an expert pianist.
The nine Preview Groups of the Seattle Opera Guild are independent in the manner in which they operate their previews and special events. The members of each group cherish the associations that they form through group activity. Each group is expected to raise a significant amount of money each season to supplement the funds available to the Guild for donations, and each group chooses different methods of doing this. Prospective members should contact the representatives listed below to learn more about each group’s policies. The groups are organized primarily along geographical lines, but there is nothing mandatory about this. People generally join a group to be with friends, or to enjoy previews at a time and location that they find convenient.
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