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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,  mwhamlin@adelphia.net, 440-461-2533

V P John Chipka: kgrieser34@aol.com, 216-252-7074

Treasurer: Bob Cutler, noohoperaleague@aol.com, 216-752-6052

Secretary: Carole Rieck, carieck@netzero.net, 216-226-7389

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

Membership Chair: Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold, jingold@aol.com, 216-268-4160

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

Corresponding Secretary: Ethel Schulz, ethelmss@aol.com

Web Master: Greg Polyak,  gregory.polyak@gmail.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

Opera Per Tutti: Pirates of Penzance

Sept 12, 13, at 8:00pm and Sept 14 at 2:00pm Andrea Anelli and Opera Per Tutti performs the Pirates of Penzance with the Chagrin Studio Orchestra led by Steve Eva held at the Chagrin Valley Little Theater, 40 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

Additional information to follow.

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

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Movie Showings

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         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

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.

http://www.nightingaleoperatheatre.com

http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/

For The Ohio Light Opera - Wooster, Ohio
www.ohiolightopera.org/season.php

For Oberlin Conservatory of Music:
http://www.oberlin.edu/con/

For Canton Comic Opera Company
http://www.cantoncomicoperaco.com/

For Youngstown Area Opera
www.operawesternreserve.org

For Sandusky State Theater:
http://www.sanduskystate.com/

For Cincinnati Opera:
http://www.cincinnatiopera.org/

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