Opera Orlando is on the Main Stage for the 18/19 season with Stellar Voices and Original Productions
Opera Orlando – Three-Show Subscription Package
(Opera on the MainStage is Opera Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center Series. performing at The Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra)
Central Florida’s freshest performing arts experience is back for a third season filled with great entertainment, artistic excellence, added performances, and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Purchase a special subscription package for all three productions at a discounted price. See The Tales of Hoffmann in October, Hansel and Gretel in December, and Pagliacci and Pulcinella in March and save 10%* on your total ticket cost.
A two-show subscription package is also available - so pick two or all three and save 10%.
To subscribe, please call 844.513.2014 or visit the Bill & Mary Darden Box Office.
*Phone orders are subject to handling fees.
OPERA ON THE MAINSTAGE
The Tales of Hoffmann
Five performances: October 24-30
Jacques Offenbach's magnum opus parlays his melodic genius into the telling of four interconnected stories, an operatic journey like no other. The piece is a tour de force of vocal expression, featuring soprano Laura Leon as the four female heroines and Dennis Jesse as the four villains. Opera Orlando’s original production highlights the magic and fantasy of the story while it plumbs the inner depths of author E. T. A. Hoffmann’s dark and tortured soul.
Hansel and Gretel
Three performances: December 8-9
Engelbert Humperdinck’s fairy-tale fantasy is an opera for everyone that, on Christmas Day in 1931, became the first complete Metropolitan Opera radio-broadcast performance. Its beautiful score and charming characters have made this opera a holiday tradition. The cast includes mezzo-soprano Sarah Purser as Hansel, soprano Jillian Marini as Gretel, soprano Samantha Barnes Daniel as the mother, baritone Craig Irvin as the father, and tenor Jess Muñoz as the witch. Robin Jensen conducts, and Grant Preisser directs. Come and get lost in the woods.
Pagliacci and Pulcinella
Five performances: March 20-26
Experience a premiere pairing in which tragedy, comedy, and dance combine, courtesy of Ruggiero Leoncavallo and Igor Stravinsky. Both works are conducted by Clinton Smith and directed by Octavio Cardenas. Pagliacci features not only some of opera’s greatest melodies but also a gripping story in the Italian verismo tradition of the early 20th century. The resplendent soprano Suzanne Kantorski sings the role of Nedda, Here, life on stage intersects all too closely with life offstage, culminating in a tragic lover’s revenge. Pulcinella is a work inspired by Italy’s commedia dell’arte tradition, with music adapted from early 18th-century master Giovanni Pergolesi.
Also coming in 2018/2019
OPERA ON THE TOWN
Opera Orlando’s second stage series features a site-specific version of The Barber of Seville at Casa Feliz, an Opera Orlando Youth Company Production TBA, and another out of this world production at Plaza Live TBA.
Recitals, concerts, collaborations, and educational outreach throughout Central Florida.
FULL DETAILS in late spring at www.operaorlando.org