St. Pete Opera

Opera Meltdown

Nobody can illuminate and explain opera quite like Maestro Sforzini. Take a look inside his recent “Opera Therapy – The Final Meltdown” at the Museum of Fine Arts, and you’ll agree. There’s one more opportunity to experience this uniquely fun introduction to opera – this Thursday (March 21) at the Iberian Rooster.

Video: Artist Jenny Bleackley

MEET THE ARTIST: Say hello to watercolor artist Jenny Bleackley, whose solo exhibition ‘Halcyon Days’ is now at the Mirella Cimato Gallery at Opera Central. If you weren’t able to get to the Second Saturday ArtWalk  here’s a quick guide to the work, from Jenny herself.

Jenny Bleakley’s Halcyon Days at Mirella Cimato Gallery

New at the Mirella Cimato Gallery The exciting new exhibition at the Mirella Cimato Gallery, inside Opera Central, is HALCYON DAYS by esteemed watercolor artist Jenny Bleakley from Sussex, England – now a resident of St. Pete with a studio in the Arts XChange! Come and see works from her colorful Florida Flowers series and lots more! Second Saturday …

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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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