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Surrealism at the Opera Art Axelrod November 2017
Happy Birthday Claudio! - L'incoronazione di Poppea Carol Crocca November 2017
Mozart's Magic Carol Crocca October 2017
Words Set to Music - The Inspired Collaboration
of Vincenzo Bellini and Felice Romano
Rachel Stuhlman October 2017
The Bel Canto Boys Carol Crocca September 2017
History of the Opera Guild of Rochester Opera Guild August 2017
Der Rosenkavalier Peter Dundas
and Carol Crocca
June 2017
Pushkin, Tchaikovsky and Eugene Onegin Rachel Stuhlman May 2017
Idomeneo's Vow Carol Crocca April 2017
Jacques Offenbach and Parisian Life, 1830-1870 Agneta D. Borgstedt March 2017
Dvořák's Vacation Carol Crocca February 2017
Friedrich von Schiller's Don Carlo and Verdi's Don Carlo Agneta D. Borgstedt January 2017
There is no reader article this month. Please consider a year-end donation to the Opera Guild of Rochester. Donate December 2016
Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw Stephen Carr November 2016
Piano Dedication and Tobias Greenhalgh Recital   October 2016
La gazza ladra - A review of Glimmerglass' 2016 production Agneta D. Borgstedt September 2016
Baritone, Tobias Greenhalgh Judith Ranaletta August 2016
Shot! Review of the Opera's World Premiere Agneta D. Borgstedt July 2016
Annual Recital Delights Opera Guild Donors Carol Crocca and
Agneta D. Borgstedt
June 2016
Seagle Music Colony Marty and Phyllis Korn May 2016
The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra) Agneta D. Borgstedt April 2016
Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition Winners Eileen Buholtz March 2016
Shot! Persis Vehar February 2016
The Figaro Fiasco Carol Crocca January 2016
Johann Strauss Jr. - King of Viennese Operetta Agneta D. Borgstedt December 2015
Popera? The Classical Crossover Debate Allyn Van Dusen November 2015
Mozart's The Impresario Review Art Axelrod October 2015
A Prohibition Elixir Rachel Stuhlman September 2015
Midsummer Night Opera's Cosi fan tutte Carol Crocca September 2015