Links to Favorite Opera Companies we support
Click on the names below of the various opera companies NOOL supports and highly recommends.
NOOL Board Information
President: Mary Hamlin, email@example.com, 440-461-2533
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Opera Houses from around the world. Click on the link then on each photo for more information.
Welcome to our website from all of our Northern Ohio Opera League members. Stay warm this Super cold winter. March has a lot of opera here in Cleveland. Tell all your friends about our website so they do not miss any programs.
Mission and Purpose of NOOL (Northern Ohio Opera League)
To Support Opera in Northern Ohio
Communities need active arts and sports programs to enhance the overall living environment. Cleveland's past has a history of loss including the Ballet, Brown's Football, various hockey and soccer teams, Cleveland Opera, Red the Orchestra, Lyric Opera and more. Other institutions have gone through perilous financial times including the Cleveland Orchestra. NOOL is dedicated in helping Opera through its own programs, events and benefits. We use local talent to help them remain active in their own art form. Help us help our community. You can support the effort with donations but it is far more fun attending our programs to enjoy quality music, meeting new people and yes may be even becoming active by joining with our members putting the programs together and getting the satisfaction of keeping alive the Arts in Cleveland. Bravo, Brava!
Opera On The Playbill
Kent State University Opera: "I Feel an Aria Coming On."
Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., in Ludwig Recital Hall.
Audience members will be treated to arias from Carmen, The Marriage of Figaro, Pagliacci, La Traviata and The Ballad of Baby Doe, to name a few. "The idea behind this concert is that the performers will be singing arias that inspired them to become singers," said co-director of the opera program, Marla Berg.
Our Porthouse friends remember Marla as the beautiful Mother Superior in The Sound of Music and Tim Culver, who performed as Amos in Chicago, and sang the longest note in history during Mister Cellophane, will also be performing.
Other ". . . performers include the voice faculty of the Kent State School of Music, recent graduates, guests and the current students of the opera program". "There will be soaring moments of exhilarating singing and surprising elements of complete fun."
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and Kent State University faculty and staff, $10 for groups of 10 or more patrons, $8 for Non-Kent State students, $5 for children and free for full-time Kent Campus undergraduate students.
Tickets are available weekdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Box Office (PABO), located in the lobby of the Roe Green Center in the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive on the Kent campus of Kent State University. The Performing Arts Box Office accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover, in addition to cash and checks.
The Ludwig Recital Hall box office will open one hour prior to the performance for walk up sales, and will accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Tickets and more information are available by calling 330-672-ARTS (2787) or click here for more information.
Opera Per Tutti: La Rondine
La Rondine (The Swallow) by Giacomo Puccini tells the poignant story of a glamorous woman with a past, who gambles everything for love, even the truth.
Set amidst the excitement of the Belle Epoque in Paris, with a musical score of lush romanticism, La Rondine is an opera for anyone who has ever been in love, or regretted their lost opportunity to possess it.
Join OPT for their exciting mainstage production of Puccini's LA RONDINE! Experience the power of the unamplified human voice united with beautiful music, soaring melodies, lush orchestra, and beautiful costumes in this fully staged production!
March 28 7:30pm
March 30 3:00pm
Tickets $28 general admission
Performances in the Gordon Square Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Hiram College, World premiere of Verlorene Heimat (Lost Homeland)
04/10/14 7:30PM – 9:30PM, 4/12/14 7:30PM – 9:30PM
World premiere of VERLORENE HEIMAT (Lost Homeland)
Libretto and Music by Dawn Lenore Sonntag
Hiram College Marcia Kenyon Bissell Opera Workshop
In the final months of World War II, the Nazis forbade millions of ethnic Germans living in Eastern Europe from fleeing to the west as Russian forces approached. When the Nazis finally gave evacuation orders, families had only hours or minutes to prepare for a grueling 1000 km journey by foot during one of the coldest winters in European history; more than 311,000 East Prussian civilians perished between January 20 and March, 1944. This opera chronicles the true story of an East Prussian family who quietly but courageously resisted the Nazis, refusing to participate in Nazi social organizations and sheltering a Ukrainian Jewish girl sent to do hard labor in their farm fields. It reflects upon the burden of guilt shared by many East Prussian refugees following the war, and illustrates the devastating loss of family, home, and life caused by a war fueled by racial and cultural discrimination.
Dawn Lenore Sonntag, producer and music director
Location: Hiram College, Frohring Performing Arts Building, Renner Theater
11746 Dean Street, Hiram, Ohio, 44234
Contact: Hiram College Music Department 330.569. 5294, Admission: Free
NOOL's, “Vienna, City of My Dreams”.
NOOL's “Vienna, City of My Dreams” Opera Dinner Dance in a true Kaffee-Haus style and Viennese atmosphere. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a strolling violinist, hors d’oeuvres, followed by a dinner served family style at about 7:15 or so. The musical program being performed by Opera Baritone, JR Fralick, accompanied by Marcia Snavely on piano, will be at 8:30 p.m. Dessert and coffee will follow.
The event will be held at the Restaurant Europa, 30519 Pinetree Rd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.
Chair: Betty Billings BettyBCleve@oh.rr.com
For tickets call or email: Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold, email@example.com, 216-268-4160
Opera Circle: Die tote Stadt by E. W.Korngold
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Die tote Stadt
The Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare 1511 Euclid Avenue Cleveland OH 44115
A glorious score of 20th-century Austrian-American composer Erich Korngold explores the human psyche, inner conflict, and overcoming the loss of a loved one.
Tickets will be on sale through the PlayhouseSquare Box Office. Details to follow.
The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Movie Showings
3/15 Massenet's Werther
4/5 Puccini's La Bohème
4/26 Mozart's Così fan tutte
5/10 Rossini's La Cenerentola
Northern Ohio Theaters participating in the Metropolitan HD Movie showings:
Akron: Montrose Movies 12, 4020 Medina Rd, 44333
Cleveland Heights: Severance Stadium 14, 3492 Mayfield Rd, 44118
Hudson: Hudson Cinema 10, 5339 Darrow Rd, 44236
Macedonia: Cinemark 15 (Macedonia) 8161 Macedonia Commons Blvd, 44056
Strongsville: Southpark Mall, 17450 Southpark Ctr, 44136
Valley View: Cinemark at Valley View W/XD, 6001 Canal Rd, 44125
Westlake: Crocker Park Stadium 16 W/IMAX, 30147 Detroit Rd, 44145
Youngstown: Tinseltopwn USA, 7401 Market St Rm 575, 44512
Cleveland Cinemas Opera in HD
All shows are at both Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Cinemas, Chagrin Falls, Oh
Release date: 2/20/2014
The Royal Opera House: La Boheme Running time: 165 minutes
Director: John Copley Mark Elder
Starring: Rolando Villazen, Maija Kovalevska, Stefania Dovhan, Audun Iversen
Release date: 3/27/2014
The Royal Opera House: Don Giovanni Running time: 215 minutes
Director: Kasper Holten
Release Date: 5/11/2014
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE'S LA TRAVIATA
Release Date: 7/17/2014
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: MANON LESCAUT
Links to many other Opera venues on Stage, Movie Theaters, or TV.
For Kent State Opera:
For The Ohio Light Opera - Wooster, Ohio
For Sandusky State Theater:
For Oberlin Conservatory of Music:
For Canton Comic Opera Company
For Youngstown Area Opera
For Cincinnati Opera: