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Opera Fort Collins Guild

Who Are We and What Do We Do?

The mission of Opera Fort Collins Guild is to support and to raise awareness of Opera Fort Collins through fundraising, community outreach, and volunteerism.

We are an active support organization of more than 40 dedicated volunteers who meet on the first Monday of the month to plan upcoming projects. We host three of our own fundraising events and assist with three events put on by the Opera Fort Collins Board of Directors. In between the major events, we’re always finding ways to help and promote OFC, whether picking up an opera singer at DIA, providing housing during opera rehearsals, helping schlep stage sets to the theaters, assisting the costumer, hosting a BBQ for the cast, or serving as lobby greeters before the large opera performance. There is no shortage of ways to get involved!

By the way, we have a lot of fun and host a members-only party now and again.

We invite you to be a part of the Fort Collins fine arts scene by joining the Opera Fort Collins Guild!

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OFC Guild

PO Box 270787
Fort Collins, CO 80527

OFC Guild History

The OFC Guild was founded in 1999 in response to a request from noted local opera mover & shaker Charles Ralph for a cadre of volunteers to help with fundraising, publicity, and community outreach. Judy Lovaas organized the OFC Guild and served as its first President.


OFC Guild Sponsored Events


Arias@Avo's Established in 2008 and modeled after New York City’s “Opera on Tap,” you are invited to join this casual two-hour monthly arias performance. Held at a local tavern on the last Sunday of each month (except December), this is the Guild’s prime outreach event. Both established and aspiring artists perform operatic standards and Broadway tunes at Fort Collins’ popular Avogadro’s Number Restaurant. Opera every month – what could be better? [more...]

Avogadro’s Number 605 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO 80521 [map & directions]

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Songs in Summer

Songs in Summer This lavish garden party is held annually on the first Thursday of August at the artful home and grounds of a private residence. Wine, beer, and decadent hors d'oeuvres provide the backdrop for strolling and conversation. An al fresco arias concert that features established and emerging opera stars concludes a delightful afternoon. The largest of the Guild’s fundraising events, the proceeds go to the company to assist with its annual productions. Are you an organizer extraordinaire? A hands-on helper? A creative decorator? This is the event for you!

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Annual Opera Colorado Bus Trip

Annual Opera Colorado Bus Trip Each year the Guild sponsors a bus trip to an Opera Colorado matinee performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. Discount tickets, a private bus, and a professional pre-opera driving or parking.

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The OFC Guild Assists the Company

The OFC Guild Assists the Company OFC Guild volunteers provide the Opera Fort Collins board of directors with hands-on assistance for the company’s three large performance-based fundraising events. Guild help comes in the form of joining one or more of the company’s event teams, setting annual themes, procuring auction donations, decorating, setting up/tearing down, publicizing the events, inviting new patrons, greeting guests, and more. Volunteer for one or more of these creative events below!

Locally Grown: A Harvest Dinner

Locally Grown: A Harvest Dinner This newest of the company’s events is held during early October at the Fort Collins Country Club. The Club’s beautiful post and beam pavilion with its sweeping views of the Rockies is the perfect setting for a rustic gourmet farm-to-fork meal. Auction baskets donated by local farmers, locally-sourced gourmet dinner, and an arias performance by the company’s resident artists make this “home-grown” harvest-time event a treat for those old and new to opera. [more...]

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WinterSong: A Holiday Gala

WinterSong: A Holiday Gala This is the much-anticipated first party of the holiday season. Held in early December, patrons enjoy a superb gourmet dinner and vocal entertainment. One of the best silent auctions in the city offers everything from artwork to auto repair. Glam it up: it’s the place to see and be seen! [more...]

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Afternoon Tea with a Diva

Afternoon Tea with a Diva Held each April at the Fort Collins Country Club, OFC celebrates the coming of spring with a festive British-style afternoon tea. A guest professional from the opera world performs and often provides interesting and humorous insights into the life behind the curtain. [more...]

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OFC Guild
PO Box 270787
Fort Collins. 80527


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