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31st Consecutive Season


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Yeomen of the Guard

Summer Concert Series
Now air conditioned!

Hansel and Gretel

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Spring 2017

Yeomen of the Guard poster


This concert is dedicated to the memory of
Bob Jolly


Sing-through of Gilbert & Sullivan’s opera

The Yeomen of the Guard

In collaboration with the
New England Gilbert And Sullivan Society

June 18 at 2:30pm
Fellowship Hall, Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Conductor: Aldo Fabrizi | Pianist: Jim Hay


Sir Richard Cholmondeley: Ben Morse
Colonel Fairfax: Ethan Butler
Sergeant Meryll of the Yeomen of the Guard: Tony Parkes
Leonard Meryll, his son: Peter Boettcher
Jack Point, a strolling jester: Bill Remmers
Wilfred Shadbolt, Head Jailer and Assistant Tormentor: Lonnie Powell
The Headsman: Larry Millner
Elsie Maynard, a strolling singer: Kim Lamoureux
Phœbe Meryll, Sergeant Meryll's daughter: Angela Jajko/Shannon Lebron
Dame Carruthers, Housekeeper to the Tower: Lisa Pierce-Goldstein
Kate, her niece: Carolyn Kelly Schwartz

Free Admission -
Sing along with the choruses!

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Summer 2017

Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays at 7:30pm
July 11– August 29
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

July 11 An Evening of Opera

August 8 An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

July 18 Broadway Melodies

August 15 Opera, the Art of Emotions

July 25 Opera on the Lighter Side

August 22 An Evening of Stage & Screen

August 1 Love is in the Air

August 29 A Gala Night of Opera

Now Air Conditioned!

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Fall 2017

Hansel, Gretel, & witch

Hansel & Gretel
November 3 @ 7:30pm
November 4 @ 2:30pm
November 5 @ 2:30pm

Fellowship Hall,
Christ Episcopal Church

1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Musical Director Jeffrey Brody
Stage Director Scott Brumit
Costumes/Chorus Charlotte Brumit

Hansel... Rosie Osser

Gretel... Erin Merceruio Nelson

Father... Tim Passetto

Mother... Karen Amlaw

Sandman... Margaret Felice

Dew Fairy... Grace Allendorf

Witch... Stanley Wilson

Angels... Charles River Ballet Academy

Gingerbread Children... TBD

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2018 Annual Auditions

Longwood Opera will next hold auditions in the spring of 2018.


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Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, MA 02492-3806

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