Welcome to Opera Guild of Rochester


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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.

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Rochester Opera Guild's Newest Reading Rooms Online

Contained in the navigation tab of Reading Rooms is the new digital library of the Opera Guild of Rochester. Here you will find various materials for your research and reading pleasure. We intend to enrich the content of this library both in depth and breadth. If you have suggestions for and/or contributions of new content, please contact us at operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.


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Roberts Wesleyan Community Theatre to Present "West Side Story"

West Side Story Cast MembersRoberts 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).


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Matthew Valverde

Matthew Valverde to sing at annual concert.
Click here to learn all the details.

Christoph Willibald Gluck

2014 is the “Gluck Year” in Europe.
Click here to read about Gluck's 300th birthday.


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Opera Guild of Rochester Seeks Volunteers

Have fun & enjoy the company of other opera fans by joining those who make the Guild run.

We are seeking volunteers for the following positions: Document Designer, Mail and Database Maintenance Specialist, and Audio/Visual Technician.

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 operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.