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This year at Longwood Opera

March: Broadway, Curtain Up!

A tribute to
Leonard Bernstein

Annual concert series

The Barber of Seville
Giacomo Rossini
New Year's Eve concert
7:00pm @ Christ Church in Needham


Longwood in Spring

Our 26th consecutive season starts with
Broadway, Curtain Up!

Sold out!

March 24, 8 PM, 2012
Kick off the Great Hall Concert series
in the newly refurbished Needham Great Hall

Great Hall concert series, Needham, MA

Champagne celebration and a night of special surprises!
- featuring selections from great Broadway productions, including

  • Kiss Me Kate
  • West Side Story
  • Les Miserables

and songs by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Lerner & Loewe, and Andrew Lloyd Weber.

Performers include
Devin Dukes, Vanessa Schukis, Brian De Lorenzo and John Whittelsey,
with Scott Nicholas on piano


June 8 at 8 pm, June 10 at 2:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA

A tribute to Leonard Bernstein, featuring some of his sacred and secular music, plus a staged production of Trouble in Tahiti

Download a poster; see pictures of performers

Read about the composer on Longwood's blog

Stephanie Mann: soprano/trio Brian De Lorenzo: tenor/trio
Emily Jaworski: mezzo/Dinah Jim Jordan: baritone/trio
Peter Adams: baritone/Sam
Jeffrey Brody - musical director
J. Scott Brumit - stage director

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22nd Annual Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

July 10: An Evening of Opera
July 17: Broadway Melodies
July 24: An Evening of Opera Scenes
July 31: Presenting Rising Stars

August 7: An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan
August 14: More Operatic Scenes
August 21: More Broadway Melodies
August 28: 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

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The Barber of Seville
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Images from the dress rehearsal

Fully staged, in English
Friday, November 2, 8 PM
Sunday, November 4, 2:30 PM

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA

James Lambert - Figaro Roselin Osser - Rosina
Omar Najmi - Count Almaviva Miles Rind - Don Basilio
Tom Weber - Dr. Bartolo Edward Batutis - Fiorello/Officer
Jeffrey Brody - musical director
J. Scott Brumit - stage director

Check out the discussion, links, and photos on
Longwood Opera's Facebook page

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Winter 2012/3

Longwood Opera is pleased to return to support
the 6th annual New Years Needham

New Year's Eve Concert

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Ave.
Needham, MA

December 31, 2012, 7:00pm

Longwood Opera stars
Karen Amlaw, Giliana Norkunas and Gary Thies
accompanied by Longwood Music Director
Jeffrey Brody
perform popular arias and ensembles.

Open the calendar and click on the event for more details.

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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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2011 annual auditions:

Longwood Opera will be auditioning singers for
- Our annual summer concert series
- All roles in our October 2011 production:
Puccini's LA BOHEME
to be staged, costumed and performed in English.

We will be attending all of this year's Boston Singers Resources auditions.
If you are singing for these we will contact you if we wish to hear you again.

If we have not heard you at the April 2 or 16 BSR auditions
and you would like to obtain a different audition time,
send your current resume, photo and a cover letter by May 6 to:

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, MA 02492


Longwood Opera will be holding auditions for local, Boston based singers only
who have not been heard at the BSR auditions on

Friday, May 13 beginning at 4:00pm
Saturday, May 14th beginning at 5:00pm


Fellowship Hall
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA

We will not be able to schedule other days or times.
In your cover letter, state your preferred date to be heard and a phone or e-mail contact.
We will do our best to accommodate your choice of date.
We will let you know by May 6th the day and time of your audition.
Resumes received after May 6th will not be considered.

Please bring three selections (one should be in English). Because of time constraints we may be only able to listen to one selection. An accompanist will be provided, but you may bring your own

Directions to the church by car and rapid transit

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

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

Last updated on March 31, 2017 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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