Why can’t you behave?
Characters who simply can’t control themselves permeate this intrepid opera company’s 13th season which includes Don Giovanni, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Madama Butterfly and Kiss Me Kate along with Pinocchio and the popular Maestro Series
St. Petersburg, … Read the rest
Introducing the townspeople of River City and the traveling salesmen
St. Petersburg Opera announces auditions for select roles (Mayor Shinn, Charlie Cowell, Constable Locke, and Train Conductor) in The Music Man.
St. Petersburg Opera Company The Music Man by Meredith Willson
Mark Sforzini Artistic Director
Deanna Dys Stage Director
Rehearsals … Read the rest
Praised for his “Powerful voice” and “swagger onstage”, Bass-Baritone Peter Morgan has quickly developed a reputation as a well rounded and dynamic performer, amassing a diverse repertoire performing across the nation.
Highlights include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Figaro … Read the rest
Bass Matthew Anchel, praised for his “magnetic, deep voice,” by the New York Times, was a Grand Finalist in the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
The 2017-18 season will be his fourth on the Metropolitan Opera roster, covering in … Read the rest
Praised for the distinctive warmth of his voice, clear diction, and exceptional musicianship, American baritone Keith Harris is captivating audiences in his performances on both operatic and concert stages. This season, he joins New York City Opera for their production … Read the rest
California native, tenor Todd Wilander, has sung over 70 opera roles thoughout the USA and in 15 countries. Since winning The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he has appeared with the company as Arturo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (James Levine), Almaviva … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
St. Petersburg Opera
Brian Collar, Choirmaster
Lily Victoria Alfaro
Seasonal Sparkle 2017 Chorus
by Susie Hellman Spatafora (Assoc. Director of Development at St. Pete Opera and lover of opera education for kids!)
Everyone here at Opera Central is super excited about our opera for children, Pinocchio! Sunny Spaces, our set designer and … Read the rest
Seasoned cast scores an extra-base hit for St. Petersburg Opera with ‘Faust’ says Andrew Meacham, Times Performing Arts Critic:
Charles Gounod’s Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is … Read the rest
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 … Read the rest
Taylor-Alexis DuPont is a Mezzo-Soprano from Orlando, Florida. She is honored to be a part of Studio 410 under the expertise of world renowned singer Denyce Graves. Miss DuPont has performed operas & concerts with many companies & venues including … Read the rest
Tenor Chad Kranak is known for both his musicality and his sparkling humor. This season’s performances include Rhomboidal in L’île de Tulipitan (Light Opera of New York), Doge in Rossini’s Otello (Bard Music Festival), and most recently Paulo in Rachmaninov’s … Read the rest
Hailing from Westchester, NY, mezzo-soprano Emily Geller has been praised as “delightfully over the top” and “most enjoyable to watch and listen to”. This past summer she returned to Opera North (NH) to perform Oreste in Offenbach’s La belle Hélène… Read the rest
Mezzo-soprano Jaime Hartzell is quickly becoming known for her ability to sing a wide range of repertoire. Praised for her stage presence and striking acting abilities, she made her return to Opera Project Columbus to reprise the role of The … Read the rest
Matthew Ciuffitelli’s pleasing, plangent baritone, his ability to negotiate fioritura, and his bravura on stage have brought him acclaim from audiences at a very young age. Matthew studied at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts. Since finishing his … Read the rest
Soprano Rachael Marino has been noted for her dramatic versatility as well as her “beautifully soaring” voice. She has been hailed as “hilarious” and “expressive” while also praised for ascending “up to the top notes…in the show’s loveliest moment.”
Most … Read the rest
Puerto Rican tenor Carlos Feliciano has been described as “a commanding presence”. DC Metro Arts wrote “his direct and clearer tenor voice is the perfect vehicle of his ‘leading romantic man’ persona”. A proponent of new music, the tenor understudied … Read the rest
St. Petersburg Opera Company’s Samuel Hall sings Nessun dorma at the Palladium Theatre in St. Petersburg, Florida on December 18, 2016 with Maestro Mark Sforizini directing the St. Petersburg Opera Orchestra and Chorus in the annual Seasonal Sparkle celebration of … Read the rest
Sahoko Sato Timpone is a native of Tokyo who grew up in Germany and the U.S. Highlights of her 2016/17 season include Mercédès in Carmen with Opera Maine (formerly PORTOpera), Zita in Gianni Schicchi and Opera Gala Concert with the … Read the rest
Branch Fields, whom Opera America describes as “a bass of resonant richness,” and The New York Times declared to be “a gifted young bass,” is delighting audiences and critics alike, whether it be in opera, concert, or musical theater. … Read the rest
Phillip K. Bullock, a native of Washington DC, has been featured in productions, recitals and concerts throughout the United States. Phillip recently had the pleasure of covering the role of Jake in The Royal Danish Opera’s new production … Read the rest
Third Prize winner at the Concorsa Internazionale per cantanti Lirici Spazio Musica in Orvieto, Italy (July 2013), Finalist at the Altamura Caruso International Voice Competition in New York (October 2011), First Prize at the national final of the Canadian Music … Read the rest
Mezzo-soprano Nian Wang is a recent graduate of the San Francisco Opera Adler Fellowship and while with the company she sang Ascanius in The Trojans, Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte, Tebaldo in Don Carlo .
She participated in … Read the rest
Puerto Rican baritone César A. Méndez Silvagnoli has been praised for his dark, velvety voice and strong stage presence. He is making his St. Petersburg Opera Company debut as Valentin in Gounod’s Faust. In the 2016-2017 season he performed: … Read the rest
JUSTIN BERKOWITZ, tenor, originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been praised for his “exacting and animated” performances, and is quickly gaining national attention for both his character work, as well as his “bright future in bel canto.”
The 2016-17 season began … Read the rest
Bass-baritone Timothy Wilt, a native of Seminole, Florida has earned a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University and a Bachelor’s in Clarinet and Voice Performance from the University of South Florida.
His professional operatic credits include … 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