The 20th Annual Bel Canto Opera Entertained the Audience

For the twentieth year, Eve Queler, Music Director Emerita of Opera Orchestra of New York and part-time Blandford resident, along with Douglas Martin, accompanist, brought spectacular talent to Blandford. We were honored to host Rochelle Bard (soprano), Ashley Kerr (soprano), John Bellemer (tenor), and Jonathon Blalock (tenor). The audience was entertained by selections from Bellini’s Norma, Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow and Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.

Thank you again to Eve Queler, Douglas Martin and all of the performers for sharing your talents here in Blandford.


Ashley Kerr, Soprano


Jonathon Blalock, Tenor


Rochelle Bard, Soprano


John Bellemer, Tenor