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Longwood Opera

22nd Consecutive Season


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Summer concerts:



A Tribute To Gioachino Rossini

18th Annual
Concert Series

The Mikado

Longwood Opera's summer concert series has a front page write up in the Needham Times!

Read the article on WickedLocal-Needham, see pictures and hear sound clips.

Donizetti's DON PASQUALE

Needham's First Night
sponsored by NeedArts!


Longwood in Spring



A Tribute To Gioachino Rossini
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Concerted selections from:

Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solenelle

And additional Sacred, Secular and Operatic selections

with a

Fully costumed, staged production of Rossini's 1st opera composed at age 18!


Stephanie Mann, Rebecca Saslow, Korland Simmons, Colin Levin, Fred Furnari, J. Scott Brumit
Jeffrey Brody, Musical Director

Friday June 6, Saturday June 7 at 8:00pm
Sunday June 8 at 2:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

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Longwood in the Summer

18th Annual Summer Concert Series

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

July 1:

An Evening of Opera


July 8:

Broadway Melodies


July 15:

An Evening of Opera Scenes

July 22:

Presenting Rising Stars


July 29:

Opera meets Broadway


August 5:

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

August 12:

More Operatic Scenes


August 19:

More Broadway Melodies


August 26:

A Gala Night of Opera

Special FREE concert:

August 24 from 2:00-5:00pm:
NEGASS & Longwood Opera
will present an unrehearsed sing-through of a Gilbert & Sullivan opera
The Mikado
Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

The audience is the chorus, so bring your score!

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 18th 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

Tickets for the rest of the season

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

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Longwood in the Fall

To close its 22nd season, Longwood opera is proud to present


by Gaetano Donizetti

in English, in a fully staged performance with piano accompaniment

Music Director: Jeffrey Brody

Stage Director: Scott Brumit

Don Pasquale:

Ben Clark
Tom Weber


Dr. Maletesta:

Rick Mahoney
Patrick McNally


Brendan Daly
Gabriel Gunsberg



Emily Jaworski
Stephanie Piraino


Notary: Edward Batutis


October 17 & 18 at 8pm
October 19 at 2:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA

October 24 at 8:00pm
Acton Congregational Church
12 Concord Road
Acton, MA

October 25th at 8pm
Park Avenue
Congregational Church

50 Paul Revere Road
Arlington Heights, MA

October 26 at 2:30pm
Congregation Shirat Hayam
of the North Shore

55 Atlantic Avenue
Swampscott, MA

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Sing to Cure MS

The 6th Annual Sing to Cure MS Halloween concert to benefit the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis, a non-profit organization dedicated to curing MS by determing its causes, will be held:

Sunday, October 26, 2008, 3-5 pm
Pleasant Street Congregational Church
Emergency change of venue: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
630 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA

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

This year's concert is supported in part by a grant from the Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Longwood in the Winter

Needam arts NY celebration logo

7 PM, New Year's Eve
Christ Episcopal Church

Sol Kim Bentley and Ethan Bremner
presented selections from
accompanied by Longwood Opera music director Jeffrey Brody.

Ethan, Kim and Jeffrey

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Ticket Information

Ticket prices for the fall 2008 season

Adults - $23.00

Students - $15.00

Seniors - $18.00

Children 10 and under - $13.00

See special prices for our 17th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tickets may be purchased at the door for all performances.

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

Repeatseat, the on-line ticket system, is not available for this production.

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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 April 4, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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