Thursday, July 23, 2015

Letter from the President

A letter from Toledo Opera Guild President Shelli Jacobs:

It is my pleasure to invite you to join me in creating another successful Toledo Opera Guild year.

My board and I hope you will share in pinnacle events, warm friendships and joy-filled memories. Established in 1962, the Toledo Opera Guild has maintained the standard of excellence that we celebrate today. This success would not have been possible without your ongoing support and contributions.

The Calendar of Events for the year is exciting and encompasses the passion of opera coupled with fresh venues, opera education, fun, and inspiring entertainment.

Our opening luncheon at the Toledo Zoo, celebrating Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, begins our pre-opera luncheon season. Gershwin's PORGY and BESS and Gounod's ROMEO & JULIET provide plenty of creative themes and venue choices for the heart of our luncheon calendar. The closing luncheon at historic Nazareth Hall ends our spectacular year.

Our sell-out events begin with SAPPHIRE SPEAKEASY, continue to CELEBRITY WAIT NIGHT and end with PHASHION OF THE OPERA. For spice, the very successful BRUNHILDA PARTIES are scattered throughout the year. By popular demand, we are reprising our BAKELESS BAKE SALE in its original form which was spearheaded by Elizabeth Zepf and enjoyed many successful years.

I am grateful to all of you who have worked diligently for many years and contributed to the growth of this organization. I appreciate your continued assistance as we take the Guild to the next level. During this year, I also look forward to continuing friendships and making new friends as we have fun fulfilling our mission: To promote opera awareness, education, company service and financial support for the Toledo Opera.

Please visit TOG's website at and our Facebook page at for our 2015-16 calendar year of events, photos, updates and reminders.

Shelli Jacobs,
President, Toledo Opera Guild

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