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NOOL Board Information

Chair Of the Board: Carole Roske,, (440) 871-4797

First Vice Chair: Bob Cutler,, 216-752-6052

Second Vice Chair: Open

Vice Chair & Treasurer: Bob Cutler,, 216-752-6052. 

Assistant Treasurer: David Lang, 330-310-2474

Secretary: Carole Rieck,, 216-226-7389

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

Membership Chair: Carole Roske, Please send all membership information and payments to: 26003 Lake Road, Bay Village, Oh 44140-2574,, Home (440) 871-4797, Cell 440-724-8389                                        

Corresponding Secretary: Shelly Anderson:, 216-321-6424.

Web Master: Greg Polyak,  Cell: 440-570-6695

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, Barbara Robinson, arts-advocate. 

Additional Board Members: Richard Fleischman FAIA, Architect, Betty Billings, Dr. Kathleen Grieser M.D., Dr. Jane Sembric PhD, John Chipka, *Mary Hamlin, Past President* Emeritus.


Donations to the Northern Ohio Opera League can be done by sending a check made out to: Northern Ohio Opera League and sent to:

Mr Robert Cutler, Treasurer, NOOL

21522 S Woodland Rd

Shaker Hts, OH 44122

Northern Ohio Opera League Fund is a registered 501(c)(3) organization located in Shaker Hts, OH.

EIN #87-0792632  Nonprofit Classification:

Educational Organization   NTEE Code:  Opera

NOOL and your community thanks you. 

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.


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

Baldwin Wallace University: Dialogues if the Carmelites

Baldwin Wallace University Opera and Vocal Performance Presents:

Dialogues of the Carmelites. "Truth and Freedom to die for!"

This opera in three acts by Francis Poulenc is a fictionalized version of the story of the Martyrs of Compiègne. Set in the closing days of the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution, the opera tells the tragic story of Carmelite nuns who were guillotined in Paris for refusing to renounce their vocation.
Sung in English with English supertitles
Adults - $15
Students/Sr. Citizens - $10
Performance Schedule:
Thursday-Saturday, February 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 26 at 2 p.m.

Kleist Center for Art & Drama, Berea, Oh

Cleveland Opera Theater Future Schedule

Cleveland Opera Theater Presents

Gershwin at Nighttown

Saturday, April 8, 2017 - Two Performances - 5:00pm  &  8:00pm
Nighttown's food and drink menu will be available for purchase
à la carte with service at your table

Tangiers Sunday April 9 Time TBA

Le nozze Figaro April 28 7:30pm and April 30 3:00pm - Masonic Auditorium

CIM: Cosi fan tutte

CIM (Cleveland Institute of Music) Opera Theater Winter Production:

Mozart's Così fan tutte                 Start Time 7:30 pm

March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2017

Approximate Run Time 3 Hours

Location  Kulas Hall

David Bamberger, director
Harry Davidson, conductor
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra

All productions include projected English text.

$20 adults / $15 seniors and groups of 10+ / $10 students
CIM Box Office:  216.795.3211

Cleveland Institute of Music

11021 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Oberlin Opera Theater: Jules Massenet's Cendrillon

Oberlin Opera Theater presents: Jules Massenet's: Cendrillon

8 pm March 8, 10, & 11, 2017, & 2 pm March 12 in the Hall Auditorium, 67 N. Main St. Oberlin, Oh 44074.

Tickets $10, $8 students. Call 800-371-0178 for information.

Opera Circle: Mozart's Don Giovanni

Opera Circle Presents: Mozart's Don Giovanni on April 7 & 8 at First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, 3630 Fairmount Blvd, Shaker Hts at 7:30 PM.

A complete production, including soloists, costumes, full orchestra, staging, chorus, and supertitles.

About the Conductor

Grzegorz Nowak is the Permanent Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, promoted to this position after serving for seven years as the Orchestra's Principal Associate Conductor. He has led the RPO on tours to Switzerland, Turkey and Armenia, as well as giving numerous concerts throughout the UK. 

Tickets Sponsor Seating $55, General Admittance $25.

Nightingale Opera: Little Women

Nightingale Opera Theater Presents: Little Women Composed by Mark Adamo.
Friday, July 15, 2016 - at 7:30 pm

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - at 2:30 pm

Barlow Community Center
41 South Oviatt Street
Hudson, Oh 44236

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 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:


SAT, FEB 25, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, MAR 11, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, MAR 25, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, APR 22, 2017 12:55 PM

SAT, MAY 13, 2017 12:30 PM

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 Great Lakes Light Opera:

For Youngstown Area Opera

For Sandusky State Theater:

For Cincinnati Opera:

World Wide Opera venues:

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