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This year at Longwood Opera

HMS Pinafore
June 8: Free concert!
Jointly with the
New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Summer concert series

Longwood in Needham: 25th Anniversary

Mme Butterfly, November 6 & 8


HMS Pinafore


We sail the ocean blue,
And our saucy ship's a beauty…

Free! - sing without an audition or a rehearsal!

Longwood Opera is joining the New England Gilbert and Sullivan Society
in a Last Minute Light Opera production of

H.M.S. Pinafore

Sunday, June 7, 2:30 PM
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave, Needham

Admission FREE

Conductor: Kate Meifert
Pianist: Jim Hay

The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter... Lonnie Powell
(cover: Tony Parkes)

Josephine... Rebecca Hains
(cover: Carolyn Kelly Schwartz)

Captain Corcoran... Tom Frates
(cover: Thaddeus Bell)

Cousin Hebe... Christine Petkus
(cover: Lisa Pierce-Goldstein)

Ralph Rackstraw, Able Seaman... Josh Collier
(cover: David Bell)

Mrs. Cripps (Little Buttercup)... Angela Jajko
(cover: Shannon Lebron)

Dick Deadeye, Able Seaman... Mike Lague
(cover: Steve Lebron)

Tiny Sailors: Margaux Lebron, Theo Hains, Katie Hennessey, Arielle Emery

Bill Bobstay, Boatswain's Mate... Randy Glidden
(cover: Larry Millner )


Bob Becket, Carpenter's Mate... Tony Parkes
(cover: Tim Daughters)


Bring your voice, and be ready to sing along with the chorus!

This is the eighth collaboration between our two companies.
Many members of the
Pinafore cast recently sang in sold-out concerts with the Cape Symphony.

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Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

July 7: An Evening of Opera
July 14: Broadway Melodies
July 21: Opera to Die For!
July 28: Love is in the Air

August 4: An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan
August 11: Opera, the Art of Emotions
August 18: An Evening of Stage & Screen
August 25: A Gala Night of Opera

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Single admission at the door: Adults $8; Senior/Students/Children $6
Summer Season Pass: Adults $50; Senior/Students/Children $35

Check back for stories from Longwood Opera's contributors and alumni/ae.

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Longwood in Needham: 25th Anniversary
Special Concert planned for September 1!

Check back for stories from Longwood Opera's contributors and alumni/ae.

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Our November 6 & 8 production will be

Madama Butterfly

costumed, staged and performed in English

Music Director - Jeffrey Brody
Stage Director - Scott Brumit

Butterfly... Sol Kim Bentley

Pinkerton... Ethan Bremner

Suzuki... Amy Mitchell

Sharpless... Gary Thies

Mother... Sara Smith

Imperial Commissioner & Yamadori...
Timothy Passetto

Cousin... Sarah Orlovsky

Yakuside... Ed Batutis

Aunt & Kate... Adrianne Fleming




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Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

General Admission:






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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Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

For more information call (781) 455-0960 or send e-mail to

Last updated on May 19, 2015 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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