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
V P John Chipka: firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-252-7074
Treasurer: Bob Cutler, email@example.com, 216-752-6052
Secretary: Carole Rieck, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-226-7389
Checks sent to Bob: 21522 S. Woodland Rd, Shaker Hts, Oh 44122-3027
Membership Chair: Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold, email@example.com, 216-268-4160
Membership info sent to Phyllis: One Bratenahl Place, 3610, Bratenahl, Oh 44108-1153
Corresponding Secretary: Ethel Schulz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master: Greg Polyak, email@example.com 866-444-1004
Please feel free to contact Greg with any NE Ohio opera information to get included on our website.
Opera Houses from around the world. Click on the link then on each photo for more information.
Opera Houses Around the World
Welcome to our website from all of our Northern Ohio Opera League members.
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
Great Lakes Light Opera’s (GLLO) "Macabaret"
Macabaret: After taking a break for a season, the Great Lakes Light Opera returns with a new administration and a mission to revitalize Cleveland’s opera scene. The Great Lakes Light Opera’s (GLLO) triumphant return will be marked by Macabaret, a stylized revue where classically trained singers portray the disturbed patients of an insane asylum. Performers invite the audience to follow them on a descent into madness through a series of darkly comedic sketches, and performances of operatic scenes and popular musical numbers such as Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The twisted masterpiece will debut on October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm at Cleveland’s own Castle GreatSkull, 4620 St Clair, Cleveland, Oh 44103. Audiences seeking more family-friendly fare can catch an abridged performance at the 5th Street Arcades on October 24, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm.
Opera Per Tutti: Clarimonde at the CPT
Opera Per Tutti will present "Clarimonde" a new opera by composer Frédéric Chaslin and librettist P.H. Fisher as a co-production with On Site Opera in an intimate concert reading following the developmental workshop presented in a co-production between On Site Opera and The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice and August 2.
The opera is an adaptation of Théophile Gautier’s novella La Morte Amoureuse (1836) in the genre of the conte fantastique where science fiction, fantasy and magic realism merge.
Clarimonde is a classic tale of the supernatural in which a young, handsome priest, Romualdo, makes nocturnal visitations to Clarimonde, whom he sees as the beautiful woman he loves. She is a vampiress but not a Bram Stoker-type. (Gautier’s story pre-dates Stoker’s by 6 years).
Clarimonde is not a neck-biting, ghoulish creature with fangs, rather; she is an exquisite, erotic courtesan who falls in love with Romualdo. She believes that his love for her (and his pure, priestly blood) will redeem her, rescuing her from her eternal doom. A tough and wise Bishop Serapion guesses what is transpiring, that is, the seduction of the young priest. He wages a battle to save not only Romualdo’s physical life, but also his very soul.
Performances in the James Levine Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre
October 31 7:30pm - 2014
November 1 7:30pm
Metropolitan Opera Live Transmitions to movie theaters
Severance Stadium 14 in Cleveland Hts,
Hudson Cinema 10
Crocker Park Stadium 16 with IMAX, Westlake
Southpark Mall, Strongsville
Montrose Movies 12, Akron
Cinemark at Valley View with HD
Regular New 2014/2015 Season begins with:
Verdi's - MacBeth Starring Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, Joseph Calleja, and René Pape, October 11, 2014, 12:55 pm
Mozart’s - Le Nozze di Figaro – New Production October 18, 2014, 12:55 pm
Bizet’s - Carmen November 1, 2014, 12:55 pm
Adams’s - The Death of Klinghoffer — Met Premiere
November 15, 2014, 12:55 pm Klinghoffer: Canceled by the Met fearing some will look at the program as promoting anti-Semitism.
Wagner’s - Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg December 13, 2014, 12 pm
Lehár's - The Merry Widow staring Renée Fleming Jan 17.
Rossini's - La Donna del Lago staring Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez
Cleveland Cinemas Opera in HD
All shows are at both Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH and Chagrin Cinemas, Chagrin Falls, Oh
Tickets to all operas are $20.
Links to many other Opera venues on Stage, Movie Theaters, or TV.
For The Ohio Light Opera - Wooster, Ohio
For Oberlin Conservatory of Music:
For Canton Comic Opera Company
For Youngstown Area Opera
For Sandusky State Theater:
For Cincinnati Opera: