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21st Consecutive Season


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Hansel & Gretel

The Barber of Seville

Die Fledermaus
(The Bat)

Sing to Cure MS
The 5th Annual Accelerated Cure Project Halloween Concert

Needham's First Night
sponsored by NeedArts!


Longwood in Spring

Hansel & Gretel | Barber of Seville

Longwood Opera collaboration with



Hansel & Gretel

by Englebert Humperdinck

in English, in a fully staged performance

Music Director: Jeffrey Brody

Stage Director: Scott Brumit

Hansel - Jessica Bowers

Gretel - Sol Kim Bentley

Mother - Martha Warren

Father - Thomas Weber

Witch - Martha Warren

Sandman and Dew Fairy - Robyn Garcia

Hudson, MA: March 17, 2007
Westborough, MA: March 18, 2007

The Barber of Seville
Download a printable poster; view photos of the cast in action!

by Gioacchino Rossini

in English, in a fully staged performance with piano accompaniment

Music Director: Jeffrey Brody
assisted by Wayne Ward

Stage Director: Scott Brumit

Figaro - Patrick McNally

Rosina - Emily Marvosh

Count Almaviva - Michael Belle

Bartolo - Thomas Weber

Basilio - Cole Grissom

Fiorello and the Officer - Korland Simmons

June 1, 8 pm
June 2 & 3, 2:30 pm

All performances to be held at

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA

Longwood in the Summer

July 4th Parade | Concert Series | Longwood/NEGASS Princess Ida sing-through

Needham Exchange Club July 4th Parade

Award winning Longwood Opera has taken part in this local parade for 17 years, winning 3 trophies and 3 plaques. Come join us in Needham to see what we win this year!

Singer and decorated car

17th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays at 7:30 pm Christ Episcopal Church
 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

July 10: An Evening of Opera   August 7:
An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan
July 17:
Broadway Melodies
  August 14:

More Opera Scenes

July 24: An Evening of Opera Scenes  
August 21:
More Broadway Melodies
July 31:
Presenting Rising Stars   August 28:
A Gala Night of Opera

Special FREE concert:

August 26 from 2:00-5:00pm:
NEGASS & Longwood Opera
will present an unrehearsed sing-through of Gilbert & Sullivan's
Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Music is free but dinner is pot-luck. Please bring something to share if you'd like to stay for dinner!

Ticket prices for our 17th Annual Summer Concert Series

Summer Season Passes:

Adults - $50.00

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $35.00

Single admission tickets (available only at the door on the night of the performance)

Adults - $8

Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $6

Purchase season tickets on-line through RepeatSeat!

tickets for the rest of the season

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

Longwood in the Fall

To close its 21st season, Longwood opera is proud to present

Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Download a printable poster and see more pictures of the show
Hear MP3 excerpts

by Johann Strauss Jr.

in English, in a fully staged performance with piano accompaniment

Music Director: Jeffrey Brody
assisted by Wayne Ward

Stage Director: Scott Brumit

Adele: Karen Caballero, Devin Dukes

Alfred: Ethan Bremner, Sanjay Merchant

Ida: Elizabeth Robinson

Blind: Laurent Martin

Rosalinda: Sol Kim Bentley, Laura Loge

Eisenstein: Michael Belle, Gary Thies

Orlofsky: Rebecca Saslow, Jacque Wilson

Falke: Rick Mahoney, Patrick McNally

Frosch: TBD

Frank: Fred Furnari, Miles Rind

October 26 & 27 at 8:00pm
0ctober 28 at 2:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue

November 2 at 8:00pm
Acton Congregational Church
12 Concord Road

November 3 at 8:00pm
Congregation Shirat Hayam of the North Shore
55 Atlantic Avenue

November 4 at 2:30pm
The Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street


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Sing to Cure MS

The 5th Annual concert to benefit the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a non-profit organization dedicated to curing MS by determing its causes.

Sunday, October 28, 2007, 3-5 pm
Pleasant Street Congregational Church
75 Pleasant Street, Arlington, MA

Featuring artists from Longwood Opera and other local companies.
More information

Longwood in the Winter

Needham First Night
First Night '08 singers
Patrick McNally, Ethan Bremner, Sol Kim Bentley, Jeffrey Brody, Vanessa Schukis

7:00 Longwood Opera / Christ Episcopal Church
Needham’s own J. Scott Brumit, general director of Longwood Opera, brings us outstanding singers to perform a variety of Opera Classics from their past shows!

For more about Needham's First Night plans, and to purchase tickets to events, visit


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2007 annual auditions (for Boston-based singers only)

Please call (781) 455-0960 for further details.

Singers: Visit Longwood Opera's new web forum!

Longwood Opera exists to showcase talent nurtured in New England, in conservatories and privately. We do not consider resumes or applications from singers based outside this area.

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

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Last updated on April 4, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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