Michael Eddy of Stage-Directions.com writes: Lighting Designer Keith Arsenault recently lit the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s production of the Jacques Offenbach classic, Tales of Hoffmann. Following a poet through three fanciful stories of unrequited love, this opera has … Read the rest
William S. Oser says in Talkin’ Broadway “I would have been delighted to encounter a performance this good of this opera at any of the … European Opera Houses.”
The glories of this production all come from the infrastructure of … Read the rest
Hear Maestro and some cast members on WUSF discussing St. Pete Opera and The Tales of Hoffman.… Read the rest
Andrew Meacham’s Writes:
Here’s a one-question poll. Suppose your favorite comedian was coming through town.
But for the same ticket price, you could instead attend a “comic opera” written in the 19th century. Ask 20 people on the streets … Read the rest
Il trovatore is the second of the great trio of mature, middle-period Verdi masterpieces which cemented Verdi’s reputation as the greatest Italian composer of his time. Preceded by Rigoletto and followed by La traviata, this opera demonstrated Verdi’s ability … Read the rest
Part 1 The Duel
Scene 1: The guardroom of the Palace of Aliaferia. Late at night.
Ferrando, Captain of Count di Luna’s guards, warns his men to stay alert for signs of a mysterious troubadour who has been singing … Read the rest
St. Pete Times‘s Andrew Meacham writes: The St. Petersburg Opera Company again closes its season with a musical, this time running two weeks. The extra week for South Pacific anticipates healthy crowds at the Palladium, but also does justice … Read the rest
The SPO auditions for Season Eleven have been completed. We heard amazing talent this year in New York and in St. Petersburg. Thank you to all the artists and managers who participated. Decisions have begun for casting choices, and we’ll … Read the rest