Awards & Accolades



2023: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Musical Director of a Musical or Opera: L’Italiana in Algeri: Mark Sforzini

2023: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical or Opera: L’Italiana in Algeri: Stephanie Doche

2023: Best of the Best, Tampa Bay Times

Local Theater Company AND Local Tourist Attraction AND Live Performance Venue

2023: Best of 2023 Award

Best Musical Productions

2022: Outstanding Performance by an Actress
in a Leading Role in a Musical, Creative Loafing

Kelly Curtain: La Fille du Régiment, St Pete Opera

2020: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Production of a Musical: The Merry Widow Outstanding Music Direction: Mark Sforzini. The Merry Widow

2018: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Music Direction: Mark Sforzini, La Traviata

2018: USF-PAMA Orchestra

For Extraordinary Musical Contribution: Mark Sforzini

2018: Muse Award Winner

MUSE Performance Arts Award honors Mark Sforzini, St. Pete Opera

2017: ALPHA House of Pinellas County – Butterfly Ball

Circle of the Significant Six Induction: Mark Sforzini In Appreciation of Significant Contributions to Our Community

2017: Opera News

The Best of 2017 – Recordings/Video, Floyd: Susannah: St. Pete Opera

2016: Creative Loafing – Best of the Bay

Best Opera Company – St. Pete Opera

2015: Theatre Tampa Bay

Best of the Best: Outstanding Live Musical Accompaniment, Putting It Together
Outstanding Musical Direction, Putting it Together
Best Multi-Talented Maestro: Mark Sforzini

2014: Musical America

Profiles in Courage: Mark Sforzini

2014: National Society of Arts and Letters Clearwater/Tampa Bay Chapter

For His Outstanding Contributions to the Arts:Mark Sforzini

2014: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Musical Director: Mark Sforzini, Putting It Together Best of The Bay: Best Multi-Talented Maestro: Mark Sforzini, Putting it Together

2013: Theatre Tampa Bay

Outstanding Lead Actress – Buffy Baggot,
St. Pete Opera’s Sweeney Todd

2008: Florida Suncoast Opera Guild/
 St. Petersburg Opera Guild 

Cultural Achievement Award: Mark Sforzini