Opera Guild

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For over 50 years, UCI Vocal Arts has upheld a tradition of performance excellence and instruction by esteemed teachers.  With a commitment to high standards for productions, creativity in our technical training, and innovation in our academic work; UCI’s opera program empowers students to explore as they grow as vocal artists.


Make a Difference

Become a member of the Opera Guild to ensure that the opera program and its stellar productions will continue to be offered at UCI. Opera Guild members provide crucial support to the opera productions, which could not go on without contributions. UCI’s Opera productions are complex collaborations between vocal students and the orchestra, and require costumes, sheet music, and stage production.

Opera Guild members are passionate about CTSA’s mission to offer enriching opera experiences for students and audiences alike. Member support is the lifeblood of this program, as each annual production has a defined budget. We invite you to invest in UCI’s Opera Guild, and join us in building a brilliant future for opera at UCI.

Gifts to the Opera Guild help us continue our mission to:

  • Cover costs to produce a high-caliber opera production each year.
  • Give students better access to vocal coaches and the opportunity to practice on-stage. 
  • Develop future opera audiences


Annual Memberships

Please click the "Join Today!" to visit our secure direct giving page.


If you’d like to donate via check please make checks payable to UCI Foundation, and write “Opera Guild” in the notes section, and mail to:

UC Irvine Gift Administration
University Advancement
100 Theory, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92617

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Strozza
Senior Director of Development
(949) 824-0629

Thank you for investing in a brilliant future in the arts at UCI.

Opera Guild Members

Generous yearly support is provided by our wonderful benefactors. We couldn't do what we do without them!


Lori Laitman
Darryl Taylor
Mary Watson-Bruce
Charles and Marilyn Wright


Camryn Capizzi
Salvatore and Barbara Capizzi
Julia Lupton and Kenneth Reinhard
Garrett Sanderson and Laura Woodman


James White
Chung-Cha Ziesel-Fitch 


Gary and Mindy Chanan 
Rachel Gamby
Margot Norris
Regents Point Residents Association
Nina Scolnik
Garrett Sanderson and Laura Woodman


Jeri Frederick
Mickey Jackson
Kellie Kent
Herbert and Maureen Killackey
Michael and Elaine Kleinman
Paul Heng and Bunthy Kuoch
Deon and Kendall Price
Michael and Sharon Sells
George and Gladys Shirley
Byron Smith
John Dobrian and Yung Son
Henry and Agnese Stiepel
Anne Walthall
Bertrand Weidberg
Mary White
Robert Clark and Derrith Wieman


This list represents generous gifts, pledges, and pledge payments made between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021. Please accept our apologies for any errors or omissions in this list. For questions, please contact ctsadevelopment@uci.edu.

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  • Fatima Rizvi-Flores 
    Associate Director of Development
    (949) 824-8750