Welcome to Opera Guild of Rochester


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 2015. 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.

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 2015-16 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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Presenting Midsummer Night Opera's Inaugural Season!

MIdsummer Night Opera presents Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Midsummer Night Opera was founded in March 2015 by Paulina Swierczek and Kimberly Merrill,sopranos who are Masters degree students at the Eastman School of Music. Midsummer Night Opera is geared toward giving young talented musicians opportunities to learn and perform roles from the standard operatic repertory. They look to present a polished and engaging final product for the interested audiences of Rochester and its surrounding areas.

Their first season consists of Mozart's Cosi fan tutte. Click here to meet the Midsummer Night Opera personnel and roster of artists. Click here to see the cast for Cosi fan tutte.

Performances of Così fan tutte will take place at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation 111 North Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY 14605 on Monday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 19th. Performances will also take place at Gowanda's Hollywood Theater on Friday, August 21st and Saturday, August 22nd. Gowanda's historic Hollywood Theater is located at 39 West Main Street, Gowanda NY 14070. Tel: (716) 532 6103. Driving time from Rochester is approximately 1 hour 50 minutes each way.

Click here for more information about Midsummer Night Opera's inaugural season.

The company does not pay its performers. As such, they have a list of associated costs that need to be defrayed. Please donate at their website www.midsummernightopera.com and visit their website for updates and more information.


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Chautauqua Opera

Eugene Onegin on
July 31st & August 3rd

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love

Finger Lakes Opera
The Elixir of Love
August 7th & 9th

A Night at the MET Skaneateles Festival

A Night at the MET
Skaneateles Festival
August 15th

W.A. Mozart

Mozart's The Impresario
Rocheste Lyric Opera
August 28th at 8:00 PM

Joe Mancini, tenor

Joseph Mancini Recital
September 11th at 7:30 PM
Hochstein Performance Hall

Syracuse Opera

Syracuse Opera Presents
its 2015-16 Season
Canadian Opera Company

Canadian Opera Company Presents
its 2015-16 Season
Tri-Cities Opera

Tri-Cities Opera Presents
its 2015-16 Season


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We recently learned that RoadRunner E-mail users have not been receiving E-mails sent from our E-mail address (OperaGuildofRochester@gmail.com). It appears that your subscription to our newsletter may have been diverted to your junk mail folder located on the RoadRunner Webmail server. Either you or your favorite computer person can fix this. Click here for complete instructions. In the meantime, you may click here to download copies of the newsletter. We apologize for this inconvenience and are working with RoadRunner to resolve the situation.


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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 - Assistant Publisher Needed

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.

Currently there is one job posted: Assistant Publisher. 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! Click here for the job description, or contact Carol Crocca, Director of Development, at operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.