... with the Maestro

2020 -2021 Series

Preview and Exploration
LIVE - February 25, 2021

Get the fascinating backstories of the pieces and learn what to listen for at the weekend’s Opera and the Sea POPera presentations. Great for our most serious opera fans and newbies alike, Maestro’s insightful commentary will stimulate thought and laughter in a casual, fun atmosphere. This program is intended to be a preview for the full concerts following on the weekend, so we recommend you get tickets to both for the full experience. We have been selling out performances, so don’t wait!

Maestro will be joined by Metropolitan Opera tenor Eric Ferring, mezzo soprano Jordan Blair, and pianist Teresa Ancaya for musical tidbits from the upcoming program as well as some special performance treats unique to this evening only. He will chat briefly with Mr. Ferring about some of his career highlights, and you won’t want to miss a unique delight: special piano four hands music performed together by Maestro and Ms. Ancaya.

Adventures in Verismo Opera - Available Virtually

Crystal Anniversary Maestro Series Sponsors

Col. & Mrs. Bill Lofgren, USAF, Ret.

Dee & Sal Perconti

Elaine L. Stupp

First of 3 special …with the Maestro series events for the 2020-2021 ’15th Anniversary season’. Filmed at Opera Central on October 8th, with an enthusiastic socially distanced audience and a 3 camera format.

This Maestro Series event is an entertaining lecture/performance that will help you gain a better appreciation and understanding of Verismo opera! Hosted by St. Pete Opera’s Artistic Director, Mark Sforzini and presented VIRTUALLY.

A special link to view the performance will be sent via email ticket.