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The Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. presents free opera lectures at local libraries, tours to productions of leading local opera companies and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, as well as our popular Beat-the-Blahs — The Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Series atTemple B'rith Kodesh in January 2018. The Guild also has a newly updated Reading Room that contains Handouts and Playlists for all of our free lectures, as well as our monthly Newsletter and Opera Flyers, that are handed out at local opera events such at the MET HD broadcasts in local theaters.

Donors to the Opera Guild of Rochester are invited to the annual Donor Recital in May.

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 2017 Summer Encores series plus the exciting new 2017-18 Series of LIVE in HD telecasts.

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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Opera Guild of Rochester's Annual Recital for Donors Held in May

Soprano Paige Kiefner with Jacob Stebly at the 2017 Annual Donor RecitalThe twelfth annual Donor Recital of the Opera Guild of Rochester took place on May 21st and featured soprano, Paige Kiefner with pianist, Jacob Stebly in a wide-ranging program that included selections from Carmen and Don Pasquale to Young Frankenstein and "They don't let you in the opera (if you're a country star)."

Miss Kiefner possesses abundant acting talent in addition to her vocal skills. She was effectively partnered in dialogue and duet in several numbers by Mr. Stebly, who has a fine tenor voice to accompany his proficiency at the piano.

The audience was very much taken by their ebullient spirits in several numbers. The animated conversation at the reception reflected the success of the afternoon's entertainment. All fueled of course by the cookies, pastry, fruit and cheese served by our generous volunteer hosts and hostesses.

We would like to give special thanks to Rob Goodling, who assists us every year in arranging the recital and whose help is always valuable and unstinting.

Shown in photo: Paige Kiefner and Jacob Stebly.   Photo: William Crocca.

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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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Volunteer with the Guild

Enjoy meeting others in Rochester's opera community and contributing to the availability of opera activities by volunteering for the Opera Guild! Learning a small job or part of a larger one will pay off in numerous ways for anyone who wants to participate. For more information or to apply, contact Carol Crocca, Director of Development, at operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.

The following voulunteer positions are available: Assistant Publisher and Event Hosts.