Welcome to Opera Guild of Rochester
Formerly known as The Guild of Mercury Opera Rochester, Inc., the newly-titled Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. will continue to present the programs that the Guild has been sponsoring in recent years: free opera lectures at local libraries; tours to productions of leading local opera companies and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City; and our popular Beat-the-Blahs — The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series atTemple B'rith Kodesh in January 2015. We also have our Reading Room that contains Handouts and Playlists for all of our free lectures, which any opera lover would appreciate.
In July 2014, we will take a bus trip to the Glimmerglass Festival to see a production of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos. Our Spring Tour to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has just been announced! Book your tickets now!
On May 18th, 2014, we entertained our donors with our annual opera recital at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. The May recital featured mezzo-soprano Jessica Best accompanied by Kevin Nitsch.
You will find links to regional opera companies and local music organizations with their exciting programs, as well as the Metropolitan Opera's schedule of HD telecasts in local movie theatres. Click here to view the MET in HD's exciting 2014-15 schedule!
Perhaps the most exciting feature of our website is the ability to view production photos, cast photos and bios, programs, and reviews of Mercury Opera Rochester's six seasons. Click here to view the history of Mercury Opera Rochester and re-live your favorite moments at the opera.
Visit our website often to stay in touch with opera events in Rochester and Western New York State.
Roberts Wesleyan Community Theatre to Present "West Side Story"
Roberts Wesleyan Community Theatre, which has been in existence since 1997, is thrilled to present this “wish” list musical with such an experienced production team.
Judith Ranaletta directs this production that features a talented cast including several voice majors from the Eastman School of Music and Roberts Wesleyan College, as well as many Rochester musical theatre favorites, plus some new faces.
Performances will be held on January 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and January 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 for adults, $17.00 for seniors over 62, and $15.00 for students with ID.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at (585) 594-6008 or online at www.roberts.edu/clc. Please note the box office will be closed from December 24-January 5, during which time tickets will only be available online.
Photo: ( left to right) Jon Meyers (Bernado), Katie Weber (Anita), Paige Keifner), (Maria) and Zachary Brown (Riff).
Matthew Valverde to sing at annual concert.
2014 is the “Gluck Year” in Europe.
Opera Guild of Rochester Seeks Volunteers
Have fun & enjoy the company of other opera fans by joining those who make the Guild run.
More volunteer positions will be posted soon. If you would like to volunteer in some other way, just let us know what your interest is and we will certainly find a place to accommodate it! Contact us by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.