Mercury Opera Rochester

Mercury Opera Rochester
City:   Rochester
State:   New York
Country:   United States
Organization Type:   Opera

The Rochester Opera Theater Guild (a major contributor) organized Mercury Opera Rochester. Mercury Opera Rochester had about five years of successful productions, including L’amico Fritz, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, L’elisir d’amore, Show Boat, Norma, Pirates of Penzance, La traviata, and Falstaff. Unfortunately, the company accumulated a deficit from the second season on and by 2010 its resources were exhausted. In June 2012 the remaining members of the Mercury Board resigned, and the tax-exempt corporation was taken over by the Guild with its name changed to “Opera Guild of Rochester.”