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Around the World in 90 Minutes:

Spring 2009 Opera Stimulus Package:


3rd annual New Year's Needham Celebration

Symphonic Relief for Haiti
Saturday, 30 January at 7:30

Music to Cure MS
7th annual
Accelerated Cure Project
benefit concert


Longwood in Spring

Sol Kim Bentley and Emily Marvosh, accompanied by Jeffrey Brody, present
Around the World in Ninety Minutes

A Benefit for Longwood Opera
Like going on a trip around the world, but without jetlag, missing luggage, or malaria

Friday, May 15th 8:00pm PACC
Saturday, May 16th 8:00pm Christ Episcopal Church
Purchase Menotti double bill tickets in advance by mail and admission to the concert is free.
Otherwise tickets are available at the door:
$8 for Adults
$6 for Seniors, Students, Children 10 and under
The concert will consist of operatic arias and duets for Soprano and Mezzo.


Spring 2009 Opera Stimulus Package

Gian-Carlo Menotti's

The Old Maid and The Thief / The Medium
(download a poster)

J. Scott Brumit - Stage Director
Jeffrey Brody, Musical Director

June 5 & 6 at 8:00pm and June 7 @ 2:30pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

The Medium   The Old Maid and the Thief

Janice Edwards.................................Baba
Sol Kim Bentley.............................Monica
Chad Flynn...........................Mr. Gobineau
Sara Michale Smith .............Mrs. Gobineau
Martha Warren..........................Mrs Nolan
Michael Clark....................................Toby


Stephanie Piraino............................................Laetitia
Chad Flynn...........................................................Bob
Sara Michale Smith...............................Miss Pinkerton
Martha Warren............................................Miss Todd

Ticket prices for the Menotti double bill:
$23 - Adults
$18 - Seniors
$15 - Students
$13 - Children 10 and under
and may be purchased by mail in advance
Send 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 in the Summer

19th Annual Summer Concert Series

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

July 7:

An Evening of Opera


July 14:

Broadway Melodies

July 21:

An Evening of Opera Scenes


July 28:

Presenting Rising Stars

August 4:

An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan


August 11:

More Operatic Scenes

August 18:

More Broadway Melodies


August 25:

A Gala Night of Opera

August 23: Longwood/NEGASS joint concert: IOLANTHE

Ticket prices for our 19th Annual Summer Concert Series

Summer Season Passes:
Adults - $50.00
Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $35.00
Season passes may be purchased by mail in advance

Single admission tickets
(available only at the door on the night of the performance):
Adults - $8
Seniors, Students and Children 10 and under - $6

Ticket information

Framingham Public Library

Summer Concert Series: Longwood Opera in Concert!
Wednesday July 22, 7:00pm
Main Library, Costin Room

Soprano Sol Kim Bentley and tenor Ethan Bremner
Accompanied by Longwood Opera Music Director Jeffrey Brody

They will be performing arias and duets from the most popular operas by various composers, including Puccini, Verdi and Mozart.
Refreshments provided by Trader Joes.


Special FREE concert:

August 23 from 2:00-5:00pm:
NEGASS & Longwood Opera
will present an unrehearsed sing-through of a Gilbert & Sullivan opera


Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Cast list

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.


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Longwood in the Fall

To close its 23d season, Longwood opera is proud to present six performances of one of Puccini's most popular and dramatic operas

Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Download a poster

by Giacomo Puccini

fully costumed, staged and in English

Music Director: Jeffrey Brody

Stage Director: Scott Brumit

Tosca: - Sol Kim Bentley
- Jennifer Hoffmann
Cavaradossi: - Ethan Bremner
- Christopher Aaron Smith
Scarpia: - Jim Lambert
- Rick Mahoney
Angelotti/Sciarone: - Jonathan Nussman
- Andrew Wannigman
Spoletta: - Teddy Crecelius Sacristan/Jailer: - Ben Clark
First weekend.
Christ Episcopal Church in Needham:
- Friday October 16 at 8:00pm
- Saturday October 17 at 8:00pm
- Sunday October 18 at 2:30pm
Second weekend.
- Friday October 23 at 8:00pm:
At the Acton Congregational Church in Acton
- Saturday October 24 at 8:00pm:
At the First Church in Salem
- Sunday October 25 at 2:30pm:
At the Park Avenue Congregational Church in Arlington

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Music to Cure MS

Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3-5 pm
Park Avenue Congregational Church
50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA

Members of the Longwood Opera roster
join other talented and generous musicians
to raise funds for

the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis

a non-profit organization dedicated to
curing Multiple Sclerosis
by determining its causes.

See the exciting program and a list of musicians, including Fred Furnari, Rebecca Hains, Thomas Dawkins, Maryann Mootos, Bulent Guneralp, and other past and current Longwood favorites.

Read about why this concert is happening, and about the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.

Longwood in Winter

New Year's Eve in Needham

7:00pm - 7:45 pm
December 31st, 2009
in the sanctuary of Christ Church in Needham

Ethan Bremner and Sol Kim Bentley
accompanied by music director Jeffrey Brody
present operatic arias and duets, including selections from Puccini's TOSCA and LA BOHEME.

This is Longwood Opera's contribution to the 3rd annual
New Year's Needham Celebration


Symphonic Relief for Haiti:


Featuring members of the Longwood Opera roster

Saturday, 30 January at 7:30
Marsh Chapel (on the BU Campus)
735 Commonwealth Ave Boston MA

This is a benefit concert, for the Partners in Health "Stand with Haiti" Campaign.
More information on the campaign
Proceeds will benefit this important charity. All singers and orchestra members have donated their services to make this fundraising event possible.

Please join us in the glory of Mozart's music, and help us raise some funds to help those in terrible need.

Suggested contribution at the door is only $5 (feel free to donate more if you can)

Joshua Taylor, Count
Kara Harris, Countess
Sonja Tengblad, Susanna
Graham Wright, Figaro
Emily Marvosh, Cherubino
Kathy Gerlach, Marcellina
Philippe Pierce, Don Basilio/Don Curzio
Jonathan Roberts, Bartolo/Antonio
Kirsten Smayda, Barbarina

Aram Demirjian, conductor


Ticket Information

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

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2009 annual auditions:

Longwood Opera will attend the March 21st and May 2nd Boston Singers Resource auditions. If you sing then, there is no need to re-audition for us. We will contact you if we want to hear you again.

Longwood Opera will hold annual auditions for local, Boston based singers only on:
Sunday May 3 (1-6pm) and Tuesday May 5 (7-10pm). We will not be able to schedule other days or times.

Singers are heard by appointment only.

Please MAIL resume and photo and cover letter
All e-mail requests with attachments will be deleted.

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

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

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

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