In Mozart’s brilliant comedy, two sets of lovers test their belief in fidelity. The men accept a wager from Don Alfonso to demonstrate that faithfulness in love is an unreliable foundation for a solid relationship.

Aided by the women’s clever maid Despina, each disguised man pays court to the “wrong” fiancée, revealing the men’s jealousy. Is this a bet they really want to win? Da Ponte’s witty libretto and Mozart’s delicious melodies keep the fun moving through an unmatched series of arias, duets, and ensembles.

Friday, October 15, 8 pm
Sunday, October 17, 2 pm
Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 pm

Co-sponsored by:
Muriel Desloovere
Charlotte & James Edmiston
Michele Kidwell Gilbert and Dr. Gordon Gilbert

Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage


Lara Lynn McGill, Fiordiligi
John Kaneklides, Ferrando
Sarah Nordin, Dorabella
Kelly Curtin, Despina
Erik Kroncke, Don Alfonso
Tyler Putnam, Guglielmo

October 22 & 23, 2021

“I recommend the Sunshine City Trio!”
Maestro Sfrozini

MC Shoghi Aqdas

SPO Premiere of Tom Sivak's Comic Opera

Frankie & Gianni

Chris Romeo sings

Nessum Dorma

Teresa Ancaya explores

Moonlight Sonata

Colleen Cherry and Regan McClellan sing
Modern Woman, Picture Her, Sunshine is a state of mind and the title song from

Sunshine City The Musical

plus poetry, dance ... yoga!


Breath Taking

Sheltering In Our Garden

September - October 2021

Mirella Cimato Gallery

Monday through Friday
1 to  5 pm
or by appointment: 727-543-9190

Artist Receptions
Second Saturday Art Walks
5 to 8 pm September 11 & October 9
See Donna Oglesby’s art
during intermission at the
Pirates & Angels Variety Show
October 22 & 23 at SPO

We are back stronger than ever. In Season 16, you can expect the same top-quality professionally staged and costumed productions with orchestra that you  experienced pre-pandemic with many of your favorite voices from past seasons.

Season 16:

Be Careful What You Wish For

Season 16 Artistic Sponsor


Season Producing Sponsors

Muriel Desloovere

Jo-Ann Hammack

Hon. Thomas G. Bowman

Season 16’s theme resonates with those who dream,
but because it’s opera, the dreams are extreme!

Fiancés in Cosi fan tutte want proof of their beloveds’ constancy, but is it worth the price?

Pinocchio longs to be a real boy and faces danger and hardship on his journey.

Semele’s ambition leads her to seek immortality—to her peril.
Marie is protected and loved by the whole regiment in La Fille du Régiment, and when she dreams of marrying her true love, things get complicated.


Dream along with us this year, but be careful what you wish for!


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