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 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 Essays, 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 2018 Summer Encores series plus the exciting new 2018-19 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 the surrounding area.For more details about company seasons and other events in the Western New York region, see our free newsletter Viva Voce. You can subscribe by clicking here.

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Glimmerglass 2019 Opera Tour: Monday, July 22, 2019

Join us this summer to see Jerome Kern's and Oscar Hammerstein's Show Boat Presented in English with projected English text.

As the Cotton Blossom docks in Mississippi, follow Cap'n Andy Hawks and his extended family on a journey of love and heartbreak. Revolutionary for its exploration of serious themes such as racism, Show Boat blends humanity and humor with plenty of hit tunes.

Click here to learn more and reserve a seat.

Questions? Call Helga Strasser at 586-2274, or e-mail Helgas@rochester.rr.com

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View the MET 2018 Summer Encores series plus the exciting new 2018-19 Series of LIVE in HD telecasts.

Click Here to find out more!

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Bravo Nights at the Little Theatre

Bravo Nights are an informal, cabaret-style evening, with popular opera arias and musical theatre hits, in collaboration with The Little Theater. This casual live performance is perfect those seeking to learn about opera, as well as die-hard fans.

See the lastest schedule in Viva Voce

Click here to learn more from The Little Theater

See more videos of these beautiful performances on our YouTube channel.

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We now have a YouTube Channel!

Opera Guild of Rochester Volunteers at a Mailing PartyCheck it out to see highlights of our lastest events, enjoy preformances you may have missed, and subscribe to keep up to date.

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Spotlight on Our Volunteers

Opera Guild of Rochester Volunteers at a Mailing PartyPictured, left to right, are Sylvia Marshall, Margaret Dundas, Agneta Borgstedt, and Elizabeth Beumer, preparing a mailing to Opera Guild constituents including the brochure for the current season.

Volunteers have opportunities to work together on projects of mutual interest.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Carol Crocca, President, at operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.


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Rochester Opera Guild's 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, President, at operaguildofrochester@gmail.com.

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