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NOOL Board Information

President: Mary Hamlin,, 440-461-2533

V P John Chipka:, 216-252-7074

Treasurer: Bob Cutler,, 216-752-6052

Secretary: Carole Rieck,, 216-226-7389

Checks sent to Bob: 21522 S. Woodland Rd, Shaker Hts, Oh 44122-3027

Membership Chair: Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold,, 216-268-4160

Membership info sent to Phyllis: One Bratenahl Place, 3610, Bratenahl, Oh 44108-1153

Corresponding Secretary: Carole Roske,, (440) 871-4797

Web Master: Greg Polyak, 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. 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

NOOL Masquerade Party

A Fun-Filled Post Halloween Masquerade Party! 

Late Luncheon & Dance Party

Sunday November 2, 2014.              2:30 - 6:30 PM

Prizes awarded for best costumes. -  Dress: Ladies: Cocktail dress or outfit,

Men: Tuxedo, or Jacket & Tie.             Costumes optional.

Five single Ballroom Trained men will dance with all single ladies.

Silent Auction Items to bid on and win value priced gifts.

Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Hts, Oh 44124.

Nool - Members $45, Non-Members $50.($5 tax deductible). Cash Bar.

RSVP Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold: Event chair, 216-268-4160,

I cannot attend but wish to underwrite the cost of a gentleman dancer $30 ea. or provide a silent auction items to help opera in Northern Ohio.

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   7:00pm - 2014

​November 1  7:00pm

CIM Opera presents: Alcina

CIM Opera presents: Handel's: Alcinda,  11021 East Blvd, Cleveland, Oh 44106 (Kulas Hall).

Nov 5, 6 & 8th at 7:30pm.

Alcina, the story of a witch with an uncomfortably soft heart. She has a habit of capturing men and turning them into pet animals, but now she has discovered a man she truly loves. His girlfriend from home comes in search of him, and the battle is on! All this is set to some of Handel’s most ravishing music.

All productions include projected English text.                Call: 216-795-3211.


NOOL Lobster Bake

Basic information with details to follow.

NOOL will host a Lobster Bake at Sam & Dave's Pacific Grill: 19015 Old Lake Rd.
Rocky River, OH 44116. Join us for fine atmosphere, great food and good times. Starting time is 2:00pm

Contact Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold at:, 216-268-4160.

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

2014/2015 Season:

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, 2015

Offenbach's - Les Contes D'Hoffmann Jan 31, 2015

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:

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