Opera Orlando Announces Summer Concert Series
It’s a hot summer for the Sopranos as Opera Orlando once again welcomes divas from seasons past. Opera Orlando in Concert: Summer Concert Series returns with three concerts of world-class operatic sopranos, up close and personal, in the intimate setting of the University Club of Winter Park. Enjoy a fun and varied selection of songs, arias and duets, plus wine and light appetizers at a post-concert reception with these artists who are all part of the Opera Orlando family .
“It’s always a great way to kick off each season, and I look forward to welcoming our patrons and supporters of Opera Orlando back to this signature event as we kick off our Opera Everlasting season,” shares Artistic Director Grant. Press. “It’s wonderful to be able to bring these fantastic singers back for our summer concert series where they can really show not only who they are as singers, but also who they are as artists. I know our audience and our fans are going to love hearing them all over again in these more intimate, personal gigs that are a perfect reason to step out of the heat and enjoy some mind-blowing music, beautiful vocals and old friends.”
(UN)REPUTABLE: The good, bad and questionable women of the scene
sunday | August 14 at 2 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera soprano Emily Pulley returns with a program that runs the gamut of formidable women of varying degrees of respectability and rectitude: from nuns and nobility to prostitutes and witches. An acclaimed soprano, Ms. Pulley’s radiant voice and electrifying acting have earned her national and international acclaim on operatic stages. Joining her on piano is Ammon Perry Bratt, and there will also be a special season preview presentation by General Manager Gabriel Preisser and Artistic Director Grant Preisser.
A STAR TURN: From Opera to Broadway
sunday | August 21 at 2 p.m.
Soprano Kyaunnee Richardson returns to the Orlando Opera with an exciting lineup of arias and show tunes guaranteed to thrill and delight summer concert crowds. Together with pianist Chevalier Lovett, the two will present a sparkling program featuring Ms. Richardson’s “beautifully playful coloratura and winning manner”, as praised by Matt Palm of The Orlando Sentinel. This concert promises to be a great homecoming for the rising star and a wonderful afternoon of breathtaking music for the Opera Orlando audience.
SHE GOES HIGH, HE GOES LOW
sunday | August 28 at 2 p.m.
Soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora closes the 2022 summer concert series with her favorite Opera Orlando compatriot, bass Andrew Potter. Orlando audiences will remember Mrs. Spatafora as the alluring and dazzling Rosalinda in society’s Die Fledermaus from 2020, and Mr. Potter was just seen on stage at Steinmetz Hall as Sparafucile in Rigoletto. Ride the summer with this dynamic duo, accompanied by the always fantastic Robin Stamper.
Enjoy this incredible selection of artists for $108 for the entire series or $45 for each individual concert. Admission includes entertainers after each concert, with light refreshments and wine courtesy of Winter Park Wine. All performances of the Summer Concert Series are held at the University Club of Winter Park, located at 841 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789.
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