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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.

On May 17th, 2015, we entertained our donors with our annual opera recital at the Rochester Academy of Medicine. The featured artist was tenor Matthew Valverde, who is presented music from Spanish operas, and 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 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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Verdi's Macbeth

Guild Tour to
Glimmerglass Festival
on June 21st

Nickel City Opera Presents The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro
with Jessica Best
on June 26th & 28th

Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

Cosi fan tutte
at Geneva Light Opera
on July 23rd, 25th & 26th

Donizetti's The Elixir of Love

Finger Lakes Opera
The Elixir of Love
on August 8th & 9th


Art Axelrod Receives OVI Award

Art Axelrod Receives
Partners in Excellence Award

Matthew Valverde, Tenor

Matthew Valverde Performed
at Annual Donor Recital

Classical Idol  9 Winners

Classical Idol ™ 9 Winners Announced


Anthony Dean Griffey Jonathan Retzlaff

Anthony Dean Griffey and Jonathan Retzlaff
appointed to Eastman School of Music Faculty

Judith Ranaletta

Lyric Theatre Announced
by Rochester Lyric Opera


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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.