St. Pete Opera

Cast Bio – Charlie Logan, Bill Calhoun / Lucentio

Charles is from Bradenton and now lives in Venice, Florida.  He attended school at Marymount Manhattan College. Recent engagements: TheatreZone, FL, Me & My Girl, Bill Snibson; Venice Theater, FL, Crazy For You, Bobby Child; American Stage, FL, The Producers, Scott/Ensemble St Pete Opera debut. KISS ME, KATE 2018 – Bill Calhoun / Lucentio

Cast Bio – Michael Kelly, Fred / Petruchio

Praised as “expressive and dynamic” and “vocally splendid”, American baritone Michael Kelly continues to distinguish himself as a consummate artist, sought-after for his riveting interpretations of recital, concert, and operatic repertoire. Recently, Mr. Kelly made debuts at Carnegie Hall, with the New World Symphony, Alabama Symphony and the Cincinnati May Festival. He performed Bernstein’s Mass …

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Sterling Ensemble Lifts Don Giovanni

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart broke barriers in opera, and not just by weaving those impossible harmonies with seemingly little effort. Together with librettist Lorenzo da Ponte, he also relished any chance to tweak the upper class, first in The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. The St. Petersburg Opera opened its season Friday with Don Giovanni …

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Ensemble and Townspeople – Music Man

Introducing the townspeople of River City and the traveling salesmen Cory Allman Salesman #1, u/s Marcellus, Ensemble Dereck Seay Salesman #2, Ensemble Zachary Twitty Salesman #3, Ensemble Andrew Emery Salesman #4, Ensemble Samuel Hall Salesman #5, Ensemble Hailey Hendrickson Pick-a-Little Swing, Ensemble, dance co-captain Brian Hupp u/s Harold Hill, Ensemble Stephanie Jabre u/s Marian Paroo, …

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Cast Bio – Kelli Butler, Queen of the Night

Versatile coloratura soprano Kelli Butler is quickly making her mark on the opera world, appearing recently in concert for The Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Bel Canto at Caramoor, Die Zauberflőte for the Martina Arroyo Foundation, in recital at Teatro Alfieri, Die Fledermaus for New Rochelle Opera, and Trouble …

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Cast Bio – St. Petersburg Opera Youth Chorus

St. Petersburg Opera Youth Chorus Brian Collar, Choirmaster Lily Victoria Alfaro Adeline Davis Amy Louise Davis Speyer Heerdt* Sophia Hirst Caroline Howard Danielle Ice Jennifer Lamont Katerina Lecourezos Chris Mason* Tess McCreedy Timothy Melnichuk* Morgan Myers Helena Scott Randolph Scott Jackson Settle* Caroline Simpson Seth Stavarz* Tessa Stoici Pamela Toncoso Riley Turner* Aiden Vanasco *Florida …

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Cast Bio – St. Petersburg Opera Chorus

Seasonal Sparkle 2017 Chorus David Štech, Chorus Master Soprano Aleks Ritums * Rebecca Davis Sarah Hageman Stephanie Jabre Jinyoung Kim Emily Mahlmann Elizabeth Markova Michelle Rego Melody Joy Rubin Sarah Silverberg   Mezzosoprano Jessica Beauleaux Alix Faulhaber Julia Glicksberg Harriet Hall Lauren Lance Bailee McQueen Victoria Stout Zoe Turtle Dhyana Viscardi   Tenor Cory Allman …

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Meet me at the opera. You have your ticket, right?

Gounod’s romantic, French grand opera Faust presents us with glorious melodies and sumptuous orchestrations for this dark tale. Unhappy with life, Faust yearns for a return to his youth; makes a pact with the Devil and draws a host of characters into his bargain. Méphistophélès is only too happy to service Faust in his desire …

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SPO DVD is First Ever of Susannah!

St. Petersburg Opera Company is delighted to announce the first ever DVD recording of the Carlisle Floyd opera Susannah, with Maestro Mark Sforzini and starring Susan Hellman Spatafora, Stefanie Izzo and Aleksandra Ritums.  Filmed in 2014 at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida, the DVD includes bonus materials including an interview with composer Carlisle …

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