Mobile PopUp Opera!

January 29 - 31 "Opera's Greatest Hits"


Eric Ferring

Linda Holloway

Chris Holloway

Rim Karnavicius

Jenny Kim-Godfrey

Vlad Markov

Sarah Nordin

Tyler Putnam

Chris Romeo

Pianist Teresa Ancaya

Opera Central

2145 First Ave S

Join us for indoor socially distanced limited seating at Opera Central, Individually packaged wine provided and surtitles

Fridays @8pm on POPera Weekends

Cage Brewing

2001 1st Ave S

Full Beer & Wine Bar and Vanchetta Food Truck available for refreshments.  Seating Provided, 54 Guests Total.

Saturdays @4pm on POPera Weekends

Museum of Fine Arts

255 Beach Dr NE

Pay What you Can – Bring a chair, Vendors will be available (Merchandise &  some refreshments) North lawn of the MFA building 

Sundays @4pm on POPera Weekends

"Opera's Greatest Hits"

Take joy in the drama of grand opera through some of its most-loved arias and ensembles, with staged excerpts of La bohème interspersed with other superlative vocal pieces that connect us directly to our emotions, from works such as Nixon in China, La sonnambula, and Turandot.

The story builds throughout the program as we follow Mimi’s journey in La bohème and at length experience the final tragic 10 minutes of the opera, staged and presented in its entirety.

We close out the program with one of the crowning achievements of grand opera — all 18 minutes of the brilliant finale of Act 1 of Don Giovanni, a virtuosic display of amazing singing with duets, trios, and quartets, ending with an ensemble of seven artists united in song.

Friday Jan 29th – 8pm – Live at Opera Central

Saturday Jan 30th – 4pm – Cage Brewing

Sunday Jan 31st – 4pm – Museum of Fine Arts – North Lawn

What is


The St Petersburg Opera is bringing opera back to the live stage through its POPera performances. Presented in socially distanced settings, these partially staged live programs retain the flavor of Grand Opera, with a narrative arc and big drama.

Safety Information

The safety of our patrons and staff is very important to us, and we take precautions at all our events to prevent the spread of COVID-19. St Petersburg Opera requires temperature checks and masks for everyone who enters our building at Opera Central. Social distancing is strictly observed, with a minimum of 7 feet between tables and 15 feet distance from the stage to the first row of tables. Cage Brewing is an outdoor, covered venue, with social distancing and masks required. Our performances at the Museum of Fine Arts are held outdoors on the grassy lawn north of the museum building. Audience members bring their own chairs or blankets and are required to practice social distancing.

POPera Shots

Coming Up:

February 26 - 28
Opera & the Sea

March 26 - 28
March Madness at the Opera