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New Rochelle Opera Pays Tribute to Marta Eggerth

Marta Eggerth
Marta Eggerth Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --  New Rochelle Opera will launch its  2017 season with a tribute to famed singer/actress Marta Eggerth on Sunday, March 12, at the Fountainhead in New Rochelle.

All proceeds from the event/fundraiser will support the company’s June production of Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow."

The event will celebrate the life and careers of Eggerth and her husband, Jan Kiepura. Together, the couple appeared in more than 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 cast members from the company’s upcoming production.

The program will begin at 3:00 p.m. All tickets are $40, and include a coffee and dessert reception following the presentation.

To purchase advance tickets, visit www.nropera.org, or send a check payable to New Rochelle Opera, Inc., P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, New York 10804.

All tickets will be held at the door. For further information, call (914) 576-1617.

Additionally, New Rochelle Opera has announced its new pricing options for 2017:

Season Subscription -- Season subscriptions are available in three different levels; patrons may subscribe to see "The Merry Widow" with additional concerts and events throughout the year for a 15-percent advance savings off single ticket prices.

Student tickets – All student-priced tickets for concerts and productions are $15 (does not include fundraisers).

For more information or to purchase subscriptions, visit www.nropera.org.

The Fountainhead is at 55 Quaker Ridge Road, New Rochelle.

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