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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 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.

Our Spring Tour to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City has just been announced! Book your tickets now! In July 2015, we will take a bus trip to the Glimmerglass Festival to see a production there.

On May 17th, 2015, we will entertain our donors with our annual opera recital at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. The featured artist will be tenor Matthew Valverde, who is planning to present music from Spanish operas, including some music from Mexico.

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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Matthew Swensen Recital to Benefit the New Rochester Lyric Theatre

Tenor, Matthew SwensonJoin tenor, Matthew Swensen, on Friday April 24th at 7:30 as he presents a recital to benefit the new Rochester Lyric Theatre. The recital will be held at the Rochester Lyric Theatre, located at 440 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Mr. Swensen will be joined by baritone, Aaron Bigeleisen, soprano, Arielle Nachtigal and pianist Christopher Reed. They will perform music by Richard Strauss, Grieg, Donizetti, Puccini, Lehar and others.

General admission tickets are $20 (free with student ID) and are available at the door.

For more information visit Rochester Lyric Opera's website.

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Judith Ranaletta

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for a Tony Award

Matthew Valverde

Tenor, Matthew Valverde
to sing at our Annual Donor Recital in May


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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.