New Rochelle Opera presents The Merry Widow

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester’s longest running opera company, will present Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, from June 22-25, 2017 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Gregory Ortega and choreography by Christine Perone. The operetta will sung in English, with libretto by Sheldon Harnick, best known as the composer of Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me.

The cast on Thursday (6/22) and Saturday (6/24) evenings are: Evelyn Thatcher (Hanna), Peter Hakjoon Kim (Danilo), Claire Leyden (Valencienne), Tom Mulder (Camille), John Schenkel (Baron Zeta), David Gordon (Cascada), Daniel Kamalic (St. Brioche), David Morrow (Njegus), Karen Giordano (Zozo), Kevin Rockower (Kromov), Victor Marino (Bogdanovitch), and Nicole McQuade (Sylvaine). The Friday evening (6/23) and Sunday matinee (6/25) cast includes: Claire Kuttler (Hanna), Wayne Hu (Danilo), Haley Marie Vick (Valencienne), Bray Wilkins (Camille), Miguel Acevedo (Baron Zeta), David Gordon (Cascada), Marques Hollie (St. Brioche), Christopher Sanfilippo (Njegus), Edith Dowd (Zozo), Kevin Keane (Kromov), Ben Dunevitz (Bogdanovitch), and Lauren Busing (Sylvaine).

Performances on June 22, 23 and 24 are at 8:00 pm, and June 25 is at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $40 general admission, $37 for seniors and a new $15 ticket price for students. A discounted ticket price of $32 is being offered for all tickets to the Thursday, June 22nd performance, only if reserved and paid for in advance. Tickets purchased at the door on Thursday will be full price. To purchase advance tickets, visit, or send a check payable to New Rochelle Opera, Inc., to P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, New York 10804. All tickets will be held at the door. Group rates are available for 10 or more. For further information, call (914) 576-1617.

New Rochelle Opera was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions to the Westchester community. It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience. The company presents the art form in its various aspects (e.g. fully staged performances, opera in concert, school programs, opera workshops and demonstrations), engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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The Ursuline School – Auriana Theater
1354 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Friday, June 23, 2017
Times: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Ticket pricing:

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$40 - General Admission
$37 - Senior
$15 - Student
$32 - Thursday Night Special (only valid if reserved and paid in advance)

Presenter: New Rochelle Opera
Presenter Phone: 914-576-0365
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