Enjoy A Morning, An Evening, or Some Cocktails with the Maestro

St. Petersburg Opera’s Maestro Series provides a perfect gateway to understanding opera for both those new to the art form and seasoned opera-goers alike. These 90-minute programs are themed to enhance your experience in an engaging and entertaining way. Live performances by professional singers and instrumentalists accompany Maestro Mark Sforzini’s witty and insightful explorations of plot, character and musical devices. All programs end with a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with the cast.

What people are saying about Evenings/Mornings with the Maestro:

“Thank you for a wonderfully entertaining show! I love the way you translate the opera stories into modern day scenarios.” (Mary Sanders)

“I didn’t think Maestro could top last month’s program, but he did!” (Roslyn Beckoff)

UP NEXT: Preview to Kiss Me, Kate

When Kate met the Maestro: Join us for music and fun
 
William Shakespeare meets Cole Porter in Kiss Me, Kate, our next Mainstage production (Feb. 2-10). In the latest fun and freewheeling editions of our Maestro series, live music and performances by several of St. Pete Opera’s very best singers augment Maestro Sforzini’s introduction to the musical theater landmark that gave us “Too Darn Hot,” “So in Love” and the song that provides this, our 13th season, with its theme: “Why Can’t You Behave?”
Evenings With the Maestro (EWTM)
Thursdays at 6 PM at The Music Gallery (5990 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33760)
Sponsored by Keith and Lucy Bailey in memory of Wilma Bailey
 

Preview to Don Giovanni Thu – Oct 4, 2018 – 6:00pm
7 Very Unwise Moments in Opera Thu – Nov 1, 2018 – 6:00pm
Preview to Kiss Me, Kate Thu – Jan 17, 2019 – 6:00pm
Opera Therapy IV: Final Meltdown Thu – Mar 14, 2019 – 6:00pm
How to Cast an Opera: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi Thu – May 2, 2019 – 6:00pm
Preview to Madama Butterfly Thu – Jun 6, 2019 – 6:00pm

Mornings With the Maestro (MWTM)
Fridays at 11 AM at the Museum of Fine Arts (255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
Sponsored by Marilyn J. Ward

Preview to Don Giovanni Fri – Oct 5, 2018 – 11:00am
7 Very Unwise Moments in Opera Fri – Nov 2, 2018 – 11:00am
Preview to Kiss Me, Kate  Fri – Jan 18, 2019 – 11:00am
Opera Therapy IV: Final Meltdown  Fri – Mar 15, 2019 – 11:00am
How to Cast an Opera: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi Fri – May 3, 2019 – 11:00am
Preview to Madama Butterfly  Fri – Jun 7, 2019 – 11:00am
ADDIO to the MAESTRO SERIES Fri – Jun 14, 2019 – 11:00am

Cocktails With the Maestro (CWTM)
Thursdays at 6 PM at the Iberian Rooster (475 Central Avenue North #100, St. Petersburg, FL 33701)
Sponsored by Judy Vezmar

7 Very Unwise Moments in Opera Thu – Nov 8, 2018 – 6:00pm
Opera Therapy IV: Final Meltdown Thu – Mar 21, 2019 – 6:00pm
How to Cast an Opera Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi Thu – May 9, 2019 – 6:00pm