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Spring 2018

Longwood Opera presents a joint production of


Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta Iolanthe

In collaboration with the
New England Gilbert And Sullivan Society

June 3 at 2:30pm
Fellowship Hall, Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Conductor: Kathryn Denney | Pianist: Jim Hay


The Lord Chancellor: Tony Parkes
George, Earl of Mountararat: Dennis O'Brien (cover: Jon Saul)
Thomas, Earl Tolloller: Tom Ostrowski
Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards: Thaddeus Bell
Strephon, an Arcadian Shepherd: Tom Frates
Queen of the Fairies: Ann Ferentz
Iolanthe, a Fairy, Strephon's mother: Carolyn Schwartz
Celia, a Fairy: Kerry Tamm
Leila, a Fairy: Lisa Pierce-Goldstein
Fleta, a Fairy: Marion Leeds Carroll
Phyllis, an Arcadian Shepherdess and Ward in Chancery: Kaori Emery

Free Admission - Sing along with the choruses!

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2018 Annual Auditions

The following information is for singers interested in auditioning for Longwood Opera.

If we hear you at the BostonSingersResource auditions we will contact you if we need to hear you again.

Longwood Opera will be holding annual auditions for local, Boston based singers only in at
Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham on:

- Saturday May 5 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sunday, May 6 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

We will be auditioning singers for our annual July & August Tues evening summer concert series
and our November 3 & 5 production, which is fully costumed, staged and performed in English.
We are considering three options for our November production:
Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld
Strauss' Die Fledermaus, or
Verdi's La Traviata.

If you would like to obtain an audition time, send your current resume, photo and a cover letter to:
Longwood Opera, 42 Hawthorn Avenue, Needham, MA, 02492.

In your cover letter state your preferred date & time to be heard and an e-mail contact.
We will do our best to accommodate your request.
Also let us know what productions and roles for which you would like to be considered.
We will let you know by April 30th the day and time of your audition.
Resumes received after April 30th will not be considered

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



Many thanks to all of you who have sent in a tax-deductible
2017 contribution to Longwood Opera!

It's not too late to help us out:

or mail a check in any amount to:
Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

Best Opera Company Award, Needham
Longwood Opera has been selected for the 2017 Best of Needham Award
in the Opera Company category by the Needham Award Program (read more)

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Summer 2018

Summer Concert Series

Summer concerts
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Tuesdays at 7:30pm
July 11– August 29
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

July 10 An Evening of Opera

August 7 An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan

July 17 Broadway Melodies

August 14 Opera, the Art of Emotions

July 24 Opera on the Lighter Side

August 21 An Evening of Stage & Screen

July 31 Love Is in the Air

August 28 A Gala Night of Opera

Needham TV video about the August 28 concert

Now Air Conditioned!

Ticket prices for the summer concerts have not changed:

Single admission at the door (cash, checks or credit cards):
Adults $8; Senior/Students/Children $6
Summer Season Pass: Adults $50; Senior/Students/Children $35

Summer Ticket Information

Season Pass

For admission to concert
Show receipt @ Box Office

Opera Week

Fall 2018

Orpheus in the Underworld, Offenbach

Oroheus in the Underworld

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November 2 @ 8:00pm; November 4 @ 2:30pm
Fellowship Hall at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham

Longwood Opera is pleased to present a new, unique production of Offenbach's classic opera,
sung in a new English translation, fully costumed and staged.

The Charles River Ballet Academy will join us again to perform the famous CanCan
that Offenbach wrote for this show.

J. Scott Brumit - Producer/Director | Jeffrey Brody - Musical Director/Pianist |
Emily Hrones Umland - Choreographer | Debbie Baker - Off-Stage Violinist


Orpheus - Kartik Ayysola
Eurydice - Evelyn Griffin
Pluto - Tim Ayres-Kerr
Jupiter - James Liu
Mars - Tim Passetto
Mercury - Stephanie Mann

Diana - Alexandra Pawlus
Venus - Jennifer Zabelsky
Cupid - Emily Adams
Juno - Tanya Berthier
Public Opinion - Martha Warren
Cloud Keepers - kids TBD

Dancers - Charles River Ballet Academy

Online ticket sales for Orpheus in the Underworld:

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Ticket Information

Tickets for all full opera performances may be purchased at the door with credit card, cash or check.

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 November 13, 2018 --> by Marion Leeds Carroll
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