Sunday September 11, 2016 at 8pm
Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Opera responds to the Pulse Night Club Tragedy with a benefit concert that supports the vital infrastructure that supports diversity and understanding in our community. Opera Orlando has coordinated a concert featuring some of the art form’s brightest national stars supported by professional musicians from throughout Florida. Internationally-renowned David Charles Abell will conduct and legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes will be one of the evening’s hosts. Tickets are $25-$125 and are NOW ON SALE. Opera Orlando will be joined by the Orlando Ballet and several opera companies from across the state including Palm Beach Opera, Opera Tampa, Opera Naples, St. Petersburg Opera, Sarasota Opera, First Coast Opera, and others. Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and Mark Campbell will also be presenting a new vocal work at this concert.
Artists include sopranos Ana Maria Martinez, Sarah Joy Miller, and Cecilia Violetta Lopez, Mezzo-Soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenors Javier Abreu, Cody Austin, Alex Mansoori, and baritones Mark Walters and Davis Gaines, all joined by an over 60 piece orchestra from across greater Central Florida and a 150 voice mass chorus put together by opera companies from across the state. Orlando Channel 13's own Ybeth Bruzual will also be hosting the event. Tickets on sale NOW at Dr Phillips Center website HERE. Or donate to the One Voice Orlando fund and help support Orlando Local Charities. Each $25 donation will provide a ticket to a victim's family member, survivor, or first responder.
Photo-journalist J.M. Giordano from Baltimore’s “City Paper” drove down to Orlando after the Pulse Nightclub Tragedy to document the community’s response to this horrible happening. Giordano’s early evening photo of the vigil held on Sunday, June 13 on the Dr. Phillips Center grounds is the signature photo of the “One Voice Orlando” benefit. His entire body of work from this day is a heart-felt tribute to the people of Orlando and can be viewed HERE