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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,, 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: Open Position

Web Master: Greg Polyak, 866-444-1004


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. Spring and Opera is in the air so 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

CIM Spring Scenes

(Concert Series)

April 13, at 3:00pm 2014.

CIM Opera Theater
David Bamberger, director
John Simmons, music director, piano

All productions include projected text and translations so audiences won’t miss a word.

Location:  Kulas Hall
Price:  $20 adults /$15 seniors and groups 10+ /$10 students
Contact:  Box Office    216.795.3211

NOOL's, “Vienna, City of My Dreams”.

NOOL (Northern Ohio Opera League) Invites you to:

“Vienna, City of My Dreams” Opera Dinner in a true Kaffee-Haus style and Viennese atmosphere.

Held Sunday April 27 at the Restaurant Europa, 30519 Pinetree Rd., Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124.

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. The musical program being performed by Opera Tenor, JR Fralick, accompanied by Marcia Snavely on piano, at 8:30 p.m.  Dessert and coffee will follow. $65.00.

Chair: Betty Billings

Mail reservations with check payable to NOOL by Saturday April 19,

to: Carole Reick, 12520 Edgewater Dr., Apt 1207, Lakewood, Oh 44107.

Cleveland Orchestra: The Cunning Little Vixen

Cleveland Orchestra: Leos Janacek's: The Cunning Little Vixen with Visually Stunning Digital Animation

Tue May 20 @ 7:30pm and Sat May 24 @ 2:00pm

Franz Welser Most: Music Director

Call: 216-231-7493

Special Pricing until April 30 with Students $10 & adults 50% off.

Nightingale Opera: Benefit

Nightingale Opera is holding its first benefit concert as a new 501(c)3 Non-Profit.

It will be an evening of Mozart Favorites.

Sunday June 1, 2014       3:00 PM

The New Steinway Recital Hall:

334 East Hines Hill Rd.   Boston Heights, Ohio 44236

Performers:  Marla Berg: Soprano, Timothy Culver: Tenor

Melissa Davis: Soprano, Katie Fowler: Mezzo-Soprano

Brian Johnson: Baritone, Lara Troyer: Soprano

Jerry Wong: Piano

The concert and reception are free. A $25 per person donation is suggested. Please call 330-575-3961 or visit to reserve tickets. Space is limited. Building and free parking lot are 150 yards East of the Hines Hill exit.

There will also be a reception for attending guests.

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.

Nightingale Opera: Hansel and Gretel

Nightingale Opera Theater presents: Hansel and Gretel

Friday June 27 7:30 PM, Saturday June 28 7:30 PM

& Sunday June 29 2:30 PM

At the Barlow Community Center,  41 S. Oviatt St., Hudson, OH, 44236


Marla Berg, Gertrude (Mother),      Timothy Culver, Witch

Melissa Davis, Gretel,                     Katie Fowler, Hansel

Brian Johnson, Peter (Father),       Lara Troyer, Sandman/ Dew Fairy

Please call 330-575-3961 or visit to purchase tickets. ($25 Patron, $20 General Admission, $15 Students and Seniors). There is a parking lot, and street parking is also available.

The venue is quaint with only approx. 200 seats. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance. We look forward to having the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, conducted by Steven Eva join us for this production. This production will be fully staged.

Shaun McGrath will be covering the role of Peter, the Father

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.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Movie Showings


4/26 Mozart's Così fan tutte 12:55pm, Encore April 30 6:30pm.

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: 3/27/2014

The Royal Opera House:         Don Giovanni        Running time: 215 minutes
Director: Kasper Holten

Release Date: 5/11/2014


Release Date: 7/17/2014


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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