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29th Consecutive Season




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Summer concert series




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The 26th Annual Summer Concert Series

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m.

July 12: An Evening of Opera Arias
July 19: Broadway Melodies
July 26: Seduced by Opera
August 2: Love is in the Air

August 9: An Evening of Gilbert & Sullivan
August 16: Opera, the Art of Emotions
August 23: An Evening of Stage & Screen
August 30: A Gala Night of Opera

Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Single admission at the door (cash or checks not credit cards!):
Adults $8; Senior/Students/Children $6
Summer Season Pass: Adults $50; Senior/Students/Children $35

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Fall 2016

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November 4th and 6th, 2016
Christ Episcopal Church
1132 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Rigoletto - Gary Thies

Gilda - Evelyn Griffin

The Duke - Steven Myles

Maddalena - Giliana Norkunas

Sparafucil - RaShaun Campbell


Monterone - Miles Rind


Marullo - Tim Passetto


Borsa - Kartik Ayysola

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2016 Annual Auditions

Longwood Opera will not attend the Boston Singers Resource auditions this year.

We will be holding annual auditions for local, Boston based singers only
in Fellowship Hall at Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Avenue, Needham on

  • Saturday April 9 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Sunday, April 10 from 5:00pm - 8:00pm

We will be auditioning singers for
our annual July & August Tues evening summer concert series
our November 4 & 6 production of Verdi's Rigoletto
costumed, staged, and performed in English.

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.
We will let you know by March 25th your day and time of your audition.
Resumes received after March 25th will not be considered

Bring three selections. One should be in English, and can be a translation.
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



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Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased at the door for cash or checks (not credit cards!) 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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Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

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

Last updated on August 20, 2016 by Marion Leeds Carroll
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