Michelle Rego, pianist, flutist, organist, lyric soprano, and choral conductor, is the Director of Liturgy and Music at Saint Mary, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Saint Petersburg, after serving at the Cathedral of Saint Jude in that … Read the rest
Baritone Kevin Grace is gaining a reputation as an accomplished performer with a variety of roles and genres. In 2005, Kevin made his operatic debut as Happy in La fanciulla del West with New York City Opera. As a principal … Read the rest
American Baritone Clayton Brown is a native of Dallas, Texas currently living and performing in New York City.
Hailed for “physically and vocally selling the song like no other” (Broadway World), Clayton has had a stage career ranging … Read the rest
“Warm, funny, and passionate by turns, soaring in elegant lyricism” (The Classical Review), Soprano Megan Pachecano’s recent portrayal of Anne Page in Vaughan Williams’s Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera earned high praise from Boston critics.
Other … Read the rest
Caroline Tye is thrilled to be returning to Saint Petersburg Opera, having made her SPO debut last season as Mercédès in Bizet’s Carmen.
Recent opera credits include the title role in Carmen with Delaware Valley Opera, Madame de Haltière … Read the rest
Daryl Gray debuted as a professional actor at age 14; was a Broadway cast member in Bob Fosse’s Dancin’; soloist in On Your Toes and other shows; a soloist with Brussels based Bejart Company; principal guest artist with dance companies … Read the rest
Pianist, DAVID ŠTECH is the assistant conductor at St. Petersburg Opera (FL), associate conductor of Dell’Arte Opera, organist and choirmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Church (Passaic, NJ) and serves on the faculty at the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Štech’s … Read the rest
Soprano Christina Franco returns to the St. Petersburg Opera Company stage in this production of Tales of Hoffmann covering the role of Giulietta.
No stranger to SPO, Christina has performed with Maestro Sforzini in the Maestro Series What’s the Fach… Read the rest
Robert Amer is excited to be back with St. Petersburg Opera once again for The Tales of Hoffmann. As a participant in over fifteen productions with SPO, the company has been integral in the young singer’s development, immersing him … Read the rest
Andrew James Morales received his MM in voice performance from Kent State University and his BM in voice and classical guitar performance from Mt. Union University.
Andrew has performed with the St. Petersburg Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Intimate Opera of Indianapolis, … Read the rest
Holly Flack is a coloratura soprano praised for “wielding an impressive range, effortlessly reaching higher than high notes” with her unique vocal extension beyond an octave above high C.
Ms. Flack’s roles include Queen of the Night in The Magic … Read the rest
Ilene Pabon is an “extremely talented” (Papercut Magazine) Mezzo-Soprano who is thrilled to be returning to St. Petersburg Opera!
Anne Midgette of The Washington Post wrote “Ilene Pabon maintained a kind of Angelina Jolie-like imperturbability as the beautiful … Read the rest
Mezzo Soprano Kathleen Shelton is thrilled to be debuting Nicklausse / the Muse in St. Petersburg Opera’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann. Her last season was filled with tackling new roles. She performed Suzuki in North Shore Music Festival’s Madame Butterfly… Read the rest
“You do not generally get to hear voices of this quality in circumstances so personal.”-Chicago Tribune… Read the rest
“Roberts’ big arias are rendered with such heat and sweetness that you immediately ache for him. “-Chicago Sun Times
“William Roberts, as
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Rhapsody for Bassoon and Marimba – World Premiere
by Mark Sforzini
Performed by John Shaw (marimba) and Mark Sforzini (bassoon).
meiuqeR: A Tragedy in Reverse – World Premiere… Read the rest
Tenor Lucas Levy from Lexington, Massachusetts makes his debut with St. Petersburg Opera as the four Servants in Les contes d’Hoffmann, and later this season will appear as Rapunzel’s Prince in Sondheim’s Into the Woods.
While appearing in Tosca … Read the rest
Kelly Curtin, lyric coloratura soprano, has been praised for her “stunning soprano” (broadwayworld.com)and “divine high notes” (dcmetrotheaterarts.com).
She has performed such roles as Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Eurydice (Orfée aux Enfers), Adele (Die … Read the rest
Soprano Lara Lynn McGill is described as “a voice of size, clarity and wide coloristic range… a three-dimensional figure who combined vulnerability with strength and tugged at the heartstrings in her every breath and movement” (Pittsburgh Post Gazette).
She most … Read the rest
Baritone John-Andrew Fernandez has appeared on opera and concert stages across the USA, Europe and Asia.
Recent engagements include Damaso, the leading baritone role in Noli Me Tangere at the National Theater in Manila, Philippines and at the Kennedy Center, … Read the rest
Whether playing a leading man or a supporting character, international tenor Gilad Paz brings new life to every role with his energetic and nuanced performances.
This season’s performances include reprising the role of Tony in West Side Story (which he … 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
Costume Designer Glenn A. Breed is happy to be returning to St. Petersburg Opera for the 2016-2017 Season as the resident Costume Designer with his costume company Wardrobe Witchery. Glenn serves as an Associate Professor of Theatre Costume Design and … Read the rest
Soprano Jenna Siladie makes her St. Petersburg Opera debut in the present production of L’elisir d’amore. The Wall Street Journal has hailed her as “an ebullient soprano with great stage presence” who “sparkled”, while the New York Times has … Read the rest
Soprano Stephanie Jabre is thrilled to be returning to St. Petersburg Opera!
Currently residing in New York City, Stephanie has performed with several NYC companies including Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance, Utopia Opera, The New York Opera Forum, American Opera … Read the rest
Phillip K. Bullock, a native of Washington DC, has been featured in productions, recitals and concerts throughout the United States. Recently Phillip had the pleasure of covering the role of Jake in The Royal Danish Opera’s new production of … Read the rest
Mr. Allen made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Hans Foltz in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in 1993. Recognized in the buffo repertoire for performances in such roles as Don Pasquale and Don Magnifico in La cenerentola, he has stepped … Read the rest
Vincent Grana (Bass-Baritone) is 28 years old and is based in Los Angeles, CA. He has received his B. M. Magna Cum Laude in Music Education and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at … Read the rest
Mezzo-soprano Kristin Behrmann is excited to be back at St. Petersburg Opera. In 2015 she covered the role of Rosina in St. Petersburg Opera’s production of Barber of Seville. Kristin returns to sing Giannetta, having debuted the role last … Read the rest
Praised by the Washington Post for her “gorgeous singing,” soprano Bridgette Gan is quickly establishing herself as an exciting upcoming talent. Recently, Ms. Gan made a last minute debut as Marie in Palm Beach Opera’s production of La fille du … Read the rest
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Claire DiVizio *
Holly Flack *
Christina Franco *
Melody Joy Rubin
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Ilene Pabon *
A modern-day Renaissance man, Mark Sforzini is currently the Artistic and Executive Director of the St. Petersburg Opera and Music Director of the Tampa Bay Symphony. Since 2005, he has conducted more than forty fully staged operatic and theatrical productions … Read the rest
Christopher Holloway is an energetic, vibrant performer who “…acts with waltz-like precision…and is able to sing and act with equal agility.” Mr. Holloway has appeared with such distinguished companies as Houston Grand Opera, Opera Tampa, Orlando Opera, Utah Festival Opera, … Read the rest
Cuban-American tenor Héctor Manuel Mir hails from Miami, Florida. The 2016 summer season took him to China where he sang with the iSing Festival in performances in Suzhou and Beijing. In 2015, Hector was an apprentice artist with Miami Summer … Read the rest
Blake Friedman, Tenor – “The charming, sunny Blake Friedman“ (Dayton’s Most Metro) praised for “ardent singing as well as comedic [and] dramatic abilities” (Broadway World) is a “glorious tenor” (The Berkshire Edge) originally from Chicago. … Read the rest
Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida tenor Micah Callahan received his Bachelor of Music from Stetson University. While working on his undergraduate studies in Music Performance at Stetson University, Micah appeared in the roles of Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro… Read the rest
An arts administrator, director, writer and educator, Karl W. Hesser has served in Florida as Executive Director of the Lake Wales Arts Council, seven seasons as Director of Education for Sarasota Opera, and twelve seasons with Florida Grand Opera as … 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