Opera Omaha Guild

The Opera Omaha Guild is a group of men and women dedicated to supporting the Company with fundraising and opera education efforts. Members plan and promote events such as Cotillion (etiquette classes for area sixth graders), social luncheons, educational outreach activities, and the award-winning Spirits of the Opera event.

Interested in joining the Opera Omaha Guild?  Call 402.346.4398 or click here to register online.

2015-2016 Executive Committee

  • Connie Kinnear, President
  • Hillary Nather-Detisch, President Elect
  • Mark Maser, Past President
  • Madeline Madden, VP Education
  • Cindy Hanley, VP Fundraising
  • Suzanne Kotula, VP Membership
  • Jeanie Owen, VP Social
  • Jillian Tuck, Corresponding Secretary
  • Vivian Davis, Recording Secretary
  • Pauline Quinn, Treasurer


Join us at Spirits of the Opera!

Saturday, May 7, 2016
5:30pm - 8:30pm
The Max - 14th and Jackson

Regular Seating - $35/person
Reserved Seating - $50/person
Sponsorship - $250 (includes 4 tickets and recognition at the event)

See the area's best female impersonators interpret classical opera arias. Bring cash to tip your favorite performers and buy raffle tickets for your chance to win a STOCK THE BAR prize valued at $1,000!

Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Call 402-346-4398.

Join us for the Annual Guild Spring Luncheon!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
11:30am - 1:00pm
Happy Hollow Country Club


Call 402-346-4398 or click here to RSVP.

Assist us in congratulating Mr. Mark Maser (2014-15 Guild President) on receiving the Opera Volunteers International Partners in Excellence Award!

Performance by Guest Artist Karina Brazas - Accompaniment by Opera Omaha’s Resident Music Director J. Gawf

Soprano Karina Brazas, recently praised for her “reassuring, mellow voice that floated well,” is known for imparting unusual depth of color and warmth in the light lyric and soubrette repertoire. Ms. Brazas made her main stage debut at Central City Opera as Kitty Hart in Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking and has given multiple performances throughout the Midwest at various Opera Houses. Ms. Brazas has won multiple awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, including representing Nebraska at the 2014 Regional level.

Opera Omaha Guild Cotillion

For 30 years, the Opera Omaha Guild has held Cotillion classes for area sixth graders. The primary purpose of each class is to provide the opportunity for each student to mature socially. Students learn the art of dining in a formal setting, communication, being a proper guest as well as a host/hostess, and ballroom dancing. Cotillion classes are held during the fall each year and registration begins in the summer.

Cotillion Graduation 2015


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