Dedicated to promoting awareness for opera and the arts in our community.

The board of directors of the Palm Beach Opera Guild meets monthly during the season to plan and implement fundraising events. Proceeds from the Guild’s Annual Luncheon and Cabaret Dinner Show support the Opera’s education and outreach programs.


Become part of the Opera by joining the Palm Beach Opera Guild today! Your membership is very important to us.

The Palm Beach Opera Guild supports the Opera by raising funds and awareness.

We offer events throughout the year by providing members opportunities to volunteer and participate in many exciting ways.

When you join the Guild, you can get involved with fellow opera lovers and help this incredible art form to thrive.

The Guild provides opportunities to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of opera, while deepening the quality of life in our community.

We are a separately organized 501(C) 3 non-profit corporation.

Membership Levels

Single Membership  |  $75.00
Early mailing of all Guild Events.  Name recognition in Palm Beach Opera’s mainstage Program Book on the Guild page.

Donor/Friend  Membership  |  $100.00
All of the above, plus Advance Single Ticket Purchase for Palm Beach Opera mainstage productions.

Sustaining Membership  |  $250.00 
All of the above, plus one Saturday or Sunday Backstage Tour before one mainstage opera (upon request).

Guild Underwriting  |  $350.00
All of the above, plus name recognition in the Evening Soiree Program Book as an underwriter.

Get more involved

Mailings: Assist with folding, stuffing and stamping mailing pieces, such as invitations.
Communications: Develop advertisements and press releases
Computer work: Data entry and Guild website
Membership: Recruit new members, assist with membership retention, and coordinate a reception for new members.
Event Planning: Assist with special events, such as planning fundraising events, securing auction items, etc.

2017 Season Events




The Palm Beach Opera Guild is proud to present the Benenson Young Artists and a special guest appearance by Mr. Davis Gaines back by popular demand at their annual dinner and cabaret show.
Davis Gaines performed the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” more than 2,000 times, during his run on Broadway, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm
Cohen Pavilion at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Click below for more details.

SEATING IS LIMITED, to reserve yours or for more information please contact Ann Baskind at 561.835.7569 or email

Board of Directors


Claire Chasanoff – Chairwoman of the Board
Ari Rifkin – President
Elizabeth Bowden – Vice President
Phyllis Pressman – Vice President
Estelle Fassler – Vice President
Barbara Weimer – Recording Secretary and Treasurer
Lisa Koeper – Corresponding Secretary
Arlette Gordon – Ex Officio, Past President
Sigrid Baumann – Ex Officio, Past President
Carol Berliant – Ex Officio, Past President


Rita Denerstein
Shirley Diamond
Nancy Edman Feldman
Jacqueline Goldman
Suzi Goldsmith
Ronnie Isenberg
Gail Kleinert
Diane Krane
Ingrid Kosowsky
Anneliese Langner
Mary M. Montgomery
Elayne Mordes
Zelma Nichols
Sally O’Connor
Bernis Rosenbloom
Rita Sandomer
Muriel Shapiro (Parliamentarian)
Peggy Wheeler
Virginia Zeani

How can we help you?

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Ann E. Baskind at 561.835.7569 or e-mail

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