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NEW ROCHELLE OPERA PAYS TRIBUTE TO MARTA EGGERTH AND JAN KIEPURA

New Rochelle Opera will host a tribute to Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The fundraiser will be held at The Fountainhead, located at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle, NY. All proceeds will support the Company’s 2018 production of Giacomo Puccini’s La Boheme.

The event will celebrate the life and careers of Eggerth and her husband, Kiepura. Together, the couple appeared in over 2,000 performances of The Merry Widow—Eggerth portraying Hanna, the wealthy widow, and Kiepura singing the role of her suitor, Count Danilo. The presentation will consist of discussion, video clips and photos as told by Marjan Kiepura and Jane Knox, son and daughter-in-law of Eggerth and Kiepura. Additionally, a short concert of selections from the operetta will feature NRO artists Kelli Butler and Youngjoo An.

The program will begin at 3:00 pm. All tickets are $40, and include a coffee and dessert reception following the presentation. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.nropera.org, or call 1-800-838-3006, Ext. 1. All tickets will be held at the door. 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.  www.nropera.org