TONIGHT: New Rochelle Opera Performs “Shakespeare in Opera” at Linda Kelly Theater

Written By: Robert Cox

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The New Rochelle Opera will feature four young professional singers performing arias and duets from traditional operas and broadway musicals based on the works of William Shakespeare. The singers will sing songs from the operas Capuletti i Montecchi; Falstaff; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Otello; Romeo et Juliette and from the musicals West Side Story and this Thursday night, April 8th at 7:30 pm.

The Linda Kelly Theater in the new wing at New Rochelle High School, corner of North Avenue and Braemer. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. Call 576-0365 to reserve.

The event is sponsored by the Museum of Arts & Culture as part of the Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival. Details and a full calendar at

Featured performers will include Rosa D’Imperio, dramatic soprano; Jennifer Greene, coloratura soprano; Christian Sebek, tenor; and Lawrence Harris, baritone; along with accompanist Renee Guererro.

Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival.jpgThe Sound Shore Shakespeare Festival continues through April and May, with a variety of events including performances, concerts, films and an art exhibit. The Festival was organized by the New Rochelle Council on the Arts and made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities, and the JP Morgan Chase Regrant Program for Capacity, administered through Arts Westchester. For a complete calendar of events visit the web at

New Rochelle Council of the Arts.jpgNew Rochelle Opera will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, marking a quarter century of bringing professional quality opera at reasonable prices to Westchester County. The New Rochelle Opera’s annual Gala will be held on May 6th at the Fountainhead in New Rochelle; it is also working on a fully-staged production of Puccini’s Turandot that will be presented June 24th through 27th at the Ursuline School’s Frank J. Auriana Theatre. For more information about these events visit the website at

The Museum of Arts & Culture, located in the new wing of New Rochelle High School, is the only Regents-chartered museum in a school in the state of New York. The MAC is a program of the non-profit New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence, a 501 (c)3 corporation, and is open to the public year-round. For more information visit the website at