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30th Consecutive Season



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Fall 2016

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Friday, November 4 at 8 PM

Sunday, November 6 at 2:30 PM

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Highland Avenue Bridge closing

Dear Friends of Longwood Opera,
Please allow some extra time this weekend if you are planning on attending our Rigoletto performances.

Official report on the bridge closing:

Crews will demolish the old Highland Avenue bridge this weekend, detouring traffic on Highland and Route 128 between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.

Work is scheduled to extend from Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. to Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. During that time, the new Highland Avenue bridge and the portion of Route 128 running underneath it will be closed to traffic.

Drivers on Route 128 north and south will use the Highland Avenue exits to skip the small portion of the highway that will be closed. Drivers will briefly exit and then return to Route 128 using the on and off ramps at Highland.

Drivers attempting to cross the Highland Avenue bridge will be detoured via Kendrick Street at Hunting Road and Second and Fourth Avenues.

It looks like people coming from the North/Mass Pike will be able to use the usual Highland Avenue exit to get to the church.

People coming from the south will be detoured, but Scott Brumit suggests they get off 128 earlier at the Great Plain Avenue exit. Continue towards Needham on Great Plain Avenue to Highland Avenue - turn right and head for the church.

This program is supported in part by a grant from
the Needham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by
the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Tickets may be purchased at the door prior to each performance with cash, check or a credit card.

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Rigoletto - Gary Thies
The Duke - Steven Myles
Sparafucil - RaShaun Campbell
Monterone - Miles Rind
Marullo - Tim Passetto
Borsa - Kartik Ayysola
Count Ceprano - Vaughn Miller

Gilda - Evelyn Griffin
Maddalena - Giliana Norkunas
Countess Ceprano - Stephanie Mann
Giovanna - Sara Michale Smith
Page - Charlotte Brumit
Ensemble -
Dominic Barisano, Franco Barisano, Jacob Dowd, Jessie Miller, Laura Dike, Lilly Dowd, Rebecca Lightcap

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2017 Annual Auditions

Longwood Opera will hold auditions for local artists in the Spring of 2017.


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Ticket Information

Tickets for all performances may be purchased at the door with credit card, cash or check.

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Children 10 and under:


Tickets may be purchased in advance by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with payment for the tickets or passes desired to:

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, MA 02492-3806

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Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

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Last updated on November 4, 2016 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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