You Are Here:

NOOL Board Information

Chair Of the Board: Carole Roske, caroleroske@att.net, (440) 871-4797

First Vice Chair: Bob Cutler, noohoperaleague@aol.com, 216-752-6052

Second Vice Chair: Open

Vice Chair & Treasurer: Bob Cutler, noohoperaleague@aol.com, 216-752-6052 and Assistant Sue Lehrer. 

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

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

Program/Membership Chair: Phyllis Donnelly-Ingold, 216-268-4160

Membership info sent to Phyllis:                                                                             One Bratenahl Place, Suite 610,  Bratenahl, OH 44108-1153

Corresponding Secretary: Shelly Anderson: sransford@sbcglobal.net, 216-321-6424.

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. 

Advisory Counsel: David Bamberger, Artistic Director Cleveland Institute of Music

Additional Board Members: Richard Fleischman FAIA, Architect, Betty Billings, Dr. Kathleen Grieser M.D., Marsha Gross, Dr. Jane Sembric PhD, John Ingold, John Chipka, Sherry Epstein, Esq, Marguerite I. Harkness, CPA, Mary Hamlin, Past President

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.

NOOL Logo

Mission and Purpose of NOOL (Northern Ohio Opera League)

The Mission of The Northern Ohio Opera League (NOOL) is to market and to enhance the visibility of local opera companies and to raise funds in support of their work, including performances, education and other opera related activities in the greater Cleveland area.  

Communities need active arts and sports programs to enhance the overall living environment. 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 learn and enjoy this high art form. You can support the effort with ads or donations but it is far more fun attending our programs to enjoy quality music, meeting new people and yes maybe 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!

NOOL History

The Cleveland Opera League came into being to help Cleveland Opera. COL basically did the same thing NOOL does today but gave funds only to Cleveland Opera as it's "Little Board". Hundreds of thousands of dollars were given with $200,000 being given in its last year of existence. The COL had over 400 hundred members and started the famous Opera Spring Balls and Fashion Shows.

When Cleveland Opera merged with Cleveland Lyric Opera and went into what is now a 8 year hiatus the COL was closed.

Out of it many of the same members especially Francis & Alice Gross started NOOL. The difference was to help Opera survive and thrive in the greater Cleveland area instead of being tied to only one. As you can see by our photos we have held many events to raise money for this fine cause. House parties and Masquerade Balls, Dancing With the Dinosaurs, while smaller venues such as Dances at the Yacht Club, Tea Dances, Lobster Bakes are  more for the enjoyment of paying members or guests versus raising money. So while smaller than the original COL NOOL still has its goal of helping the Greater Cleveland area opera companies survive.

NOOL is a completely volunteer operated Non-Profit with no salaries or financial reward to any of its members. Costs to run a program are all done through member dues and guest ticket sales, silent auctions and donations to our various events. Grants are being sought for future event programs.

So please contact us if you wish to join us, host a house party that all guests will to tell their friends , "That was the best house party I have ever been to", or attend one of our events.

Sincerely, Greg Polyak

Great Lakes Light Opera Waterloo Arts Festival

GLLO (Great Lakes Light Opera) performs Saturday, June 28, 2016 at the Waterloo Arts Festival
While the Festival is open from Noon to 7:00 pm the performance time is unknown for this posting. Call the Festival information line.
15605 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
Email: info@waterlooarts.org
Telephone: 216.692.9500

Great Lakes Light Opera At Bay Arts

AUGUST 14, 2016 GREAT LAKES LIGHT OPERA 7 – 9

Accessible opera for the seasoned to the novice.
28795 Lake Road
Bay Village, Ohio 44140
440-871-6543  Info@BAYarts.net

Westlake-Westshore Arts Council Opera Series

W_WAC has presented this ongoing Opera Series for 25 years free to the public.

October 4, 2016    @ 7:30 pm    in the

Westlake Porter Library

Join Artistic Director David Bamberger, Music Directer John Simmons on piano and several student singers from CIM. More information to follow.

 

Also save the date for the 2017 Spring Series March 28, 2017   @ 7:30.

Opera is back at dinner in Little Italy

Opera is back at dinner at La Dolce Vita in Little Italy on Mayfield.

12112 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland, OH 44106   Phone:(216) 721-8155

The Little Italy eatery has resumed its popular Monday night opera series. The event pairs its wonderful Italian dishes with live performances of Puccini and Verdi operas, not to mention some non-Italian fare – maybe Mozart or Bizet or Handel.

When: 7 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Mondays but call for actual performance dates.

Info: The $40 package includes music and dinner. There is a $15 cover to just watch, without dinner. Reservation are recommended. Go to clevelandladolcevita.com or call 216-721-8155.

Performances come in short sets.

"The idea is to provide people with a song, then maybe another, and wait a bit and then do it again," says La Dolce Vita owner Terry Tarantino. "We want to complement the dinners and give people a taste of these beautiful songs."

Metropolitan Opera Live Transmitions to movie theaters

Hudson Cinema 10, 5339 Darrow Rd., Hudson, OH 44236

Crocker Park Stadium 16 with IMAX,  30147 Detroit Rd,  Westlake, OH 44145

Southpark Mall, 17450 Southpark Ctr, Strongsville, OH 44136

Montrose Movies 12, 4020 MEDINA RD, Akron, OH 44333

Cinemark at Valley View with HD,  6001 CANAL RD, Valley View, OH 44125

Richmond Town Center 20, 631 Richmond Rd, Richmond Heights, OH 44143

Solon Cinemas 6,  6185 Enterprise Pkwy, Solon, OH 44139

Cinemark 15,  8161 Macedonia Commons Blvd, Macedonia, OH 44056

Cinemark Cuyahoga Falls,  2925 State Rd, Cuyahoga, OH 44223

2016/2017 Season:

Don't miss the Met's tenth season of live performance transmissions to movie theaters around the world.

Season information starts in July 2016.

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 Great Lakes Light Opera: http://greatlakeslightopera.com/

For Youngstown Area Opera
www.operawesternreserve.org

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

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

World Wide Opera venues: www.backtrack.com/

All Rights Reserved 2012 Northern Ohio Opera League

Website Produced, Developed and Designed by Chagrin River Partners