Schedule of Events


Auditions - Wednesday, April 18, 2018 • 5:30pm

Auditions will be held by appointment for our November 16, 2018 production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly, and for our 2019 production of Verdi's Macbeth. Please make your appointment no later than Wednesday, April 11.

We are presently casting the Madama Butterfly roles of Pinkerton and Suziki, as well as principal roles for Macbeth and future productions.

Auditions will be held onstage at Stambaugh Auditorium. An accompanist will be provided ($15.00 nonrefundable fee per auditionee, due by April 16th). Please have arias prepared in each of the following languages: Italian and English. To schedule your audition, contact Lynn Sabeh: (330) 259-0555 or


Opera Western Reserve's mission is to produce and present opera performances of the highest quality to audiences in the Western Reserve Area (Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania). And to provide a professional performance platform primarily for artists who currently live in or have strong ties to the Western Reserve Area.



Opera al Fresco - Friday, Friday 22, 2018 • 7:00pm

Opera Western Reserve celebrates summer with an outdoor eveningof music, wine and food in the garden at Stambaugh Auditorium. TheOpera Western Reserve Young Artists will perform operatic andshowtune favorites. A catered dinner will be offered. Enjoy an informal evening as a fresh air reprise of 2016’s Spring Opera Cabaret.



Madama Butterfly - Friday, November 16, 2018 • 7:30pm

A young Japanese geisha clings to the idea that her relationship with a visiting American naval officer is loving and permanent. The story triggers ideas about cultural and sexual imperialism. The lyric beauty of Puccini’s score, especially the music for the thoroughly believable lead role, has made Butterfly timeless.