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A SEASON UPDATE FROM KYLE MARRERO
 

Dear Friends,

 

We were basking in the sounds of Carmen, the opening of our 31st season, just last month. Hopefully, you were there as part of our SOLD OUT performances and witnessed first hand the performances of Audrey Babcock (Carmen), Chad Shelton (Jose), Michael Mayes (Escamillo), and Jane Redding (Micaela). Add in the great work of the Pensacola Opera Chorus, Pensacola Children’s Chorus, the Pensacola Symphony, and glorious costumes by Glenn Avery Breed and

voila (French for poof!), you had Big City Opera!

The Artists in Residence are in full swing with
their school shows and mainstage previews, and
Cinderella production preparation is at a fever
pitch. Sets and costumes are being designed and
built for this new production, directed by Dugg
McDonough (Little Women and Sweeney Todd). This production will feature a star studded cast including Karin Mushegain (Cinderella), Brian Downen (Prince Ramiro), Matthew Lau (Don Magnifico), and Craig Irvin (Dandini). Rossini’s version of this timeless tale changes the Fairy God Mother into Alidoro (Timothy Jones), the Prince’s tutor, and the glass slipper into a bracelet,
but be assured it will be filled with glorious music,
comic hilarity, and tender love.

Make sure and get your tickets today. We’ll see you at the opera!

 

Sincerely,

Kyle Marrero_Signature

Kyle

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM OUR PRODUCTION OF
CARMEN!
BUY YOUR CINDERELLA TICKETS TODAY!
Carmen was SOLD OUT – Don’t miss your chance to get the best seats to Cinderella!

Click here for tickets to Opening Night
Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm

Click here for tickets to the Sunday Matinee

Sunday, March 23 at 2:00pm
Set in Italy in the 18th century, Rossini’s operatic version of this enchanted fairytale brings you a Cinderella story with a comedic twist. There’s no fairy godmother, no pumpkin that turns into a carriage, and no glass slipper – yet this Cinderella is still the timeless tale of the triumph of goodness over cruelty that you know and love. From the composer who brought you the entertaining antics in The Barber of Seville comes another hilarious opera full of toe-tapping tunes, colorful characters and splendid orchestration. Let Rossini’s sparkling music and brilliant romantic comedy enchant you in this debut production by Pensacola Opera.
Call (850) 433-6737 or go online to get your tickets before it sells out!
“AN EVENING OF ART SONG,” AN ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE RECITAL
Friday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Pensacola Opera Center
 

Pensacola Opera will host “An Evening of Art Song” on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 7:30pm at the Pensacola Opera Center. The evening will feature Eamon Pereyra, tenor, singing Lieder und Gesänge by Robert Schumann; Ted Federle, baritone, singing Don Quichotte à Dulcinée by Maurice Ravel; Anne Slovin, soprano, singing Ariettes oubliées by Claude Debussy; and Eliza Bonet, mezzo-soprano, singing Zigeunerlieder by Johannes Brahms. All of the artists will be accompanied by Nick Place, pianist. This will be an evening of beautiful music that you don’t want to miss.

 

Tickets are $20 and should be reserved in advance online or by calling
(850) 433-6737. Space is limited for this one time performance.
MET IN HD PRESENTATION OF RUSALKA
Saturday, February 8 at 11:55 a.m.
Bayou 15 Theater
Join Pensacola Opera lovers on Saturday, February 8 at the Bayou 15 Theater to view the Metropolitan Opera production of
Rusalka – live in HD! The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy-tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala and Dolora Zajick co-star in this beautiful

production, and the and dynamic young maestro,

Yannick Nézet-Séguin is on the podium. We hope to see you there!

JOIN US FOR A FRIENDS SOCIAL AND OPEN HOUSE!
Thursday, February 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Pensacola Opera Center
Pensacola Opera will host a Friends Social and Open House on Thursday, February 13 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Bring a friend and stop in for an evening of music and fun! This event will be a great opportunity to learn more about Pensacola Opera and the ways you can get involved. Guests will have the chance to hear our Artists in Residence perform romantic arias, and will be able to reserve the best seats for Cinderella at exclusive open house prices. This is a great way to find out why Pensacola Opera was voted the “Best Way to Get Cultured” by the readers of the Independent News.
DINNER AND AN ARIA
Thursday, February 20 at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Jackson’s Steakhouse

Pensacola Opera will present Dinner and an Aria at Jackson’s Steakhouse on Thursday, February 20, 2014. Seatings for this event are at 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Jackson’s will offer a full dinner menu, as well as a special feature entrée prepared by Chef Miller.

 

Dinner and an Aria will feature the 2014 Pensacola Opera Artists in Residence who are in residency from January through May. This season’s artists are soprano Anne Slovin, mezzo-soprano Eliza Bonet, tenor Eamon Pereyra, and baritone Ted Federle, with Nick Place accompanying on the piano. This is a limited-seating event, which is always a sell-out!

To reserve your table, please call Jackson’s Steakhouse at (850) 469-9898.

SALON SERIES FEATURING ERIK LAUTIER
Saturday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Home of Robert and Eloise de Varona
 

Pensacola Opera will present another installment of its Salon Series Concert program on February 22, 2014 at 6:30pm at the beautiful home of Robert and Eloise deVarona.

 

Accomplished operatic tenor, Erik Lautier, along with pianist, Blake Riley, will present a Salon Series Concert featuring highlights from opera, musical theatre, and art song repertoires. In addition to a marvelous musical program, guests will enjoy a catered dinner, all in a beautiful, intimate setting.

 

Tickets are $125 per-person and reservations are required in advance, as this is a limited seating event. RSVP by calling Pensacola Opera at (850) 433-6737 or order online today!

CINDERELLA MEET THE ARTISTS LUNCHEON
Tuesday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Heritage Hall, Seville Quarter
Pensacola Opera and the University of West Florida’s Leisure Learning Society will co-host a Meet the Artists Luncheon prior to our upcoming production of
Cinderella. Pensacola Opera’s Musical Director, Jerome Shannon, will give an overview of the opera and introduce the principal artists. Excerpts from the upcoming production will be performed by Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence.
Call today (850) 433-6737 or go online to reserve your seats for this event!

SUPPORT THE ANNUAL FUND – BECOME A “FRIEND” TODAY

 

Supporters of Pensacola Opera play a pivotal role in helping Pensacola Opera sustain the quality and accessibility of our beautiful mainstage productions and our second-to-none education and outreach programs.

Become a member of Pensacola Opera today with your tax-deductible gift and enjoy exclusive benefits as a small token of our appreciation.
Go online today to support Pensacola Opera.
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