Florida Opera Theatre holds special programs for friends and members featuring opera, youth events, luncheons, music education and opera productions furthering the art form in Orlando and Central Florida.
Partnerships and collaborations with other opera companies, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, University of Central Florida, Valencia College, the Art and History Museums-Maitland and more provide opera fans year-round entertainment.
Check our calendar frequently for new events. There may be a gathering for lunch before the next Metropolitan Opera Live in HD viewing at a local Orlando restaurant before going to the theater.
Six Performances for 2012-13 Florida Opera Theatre Season
Florida Opera Theatre has six performances planned September through March including three Winter Park soloist concerts, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Menotti’s The Telephone, and An Evening if Dash and Romance.
“Opera in the Park” A Winter Park Opera Concert Series
Three talented solists perform favorite musical selections at the Winter Park Wedding Chapel, 301 West New England Ave. Soloists were Orlando Metropolitan Opera Audition winners who progressed to higher levels of The Metropolitan Opera’s competition.
Tickets for the “Concerts in the Park” are $55 for the 3 concert series or $50 for Florida Opera Theatre members. Single tickets are $20 each. Tickets for all concerts and operas may be purchased online at http://www.redchairproject.com/redchair/event.aspx?id=7970 or by mail by sending a check written to: Florida Opera Theatre, P.O. Box 547937, Orlando, FL 32854-7937, 407-718-4365 Calls will be returned between 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and in a timely manner as received
- Friday, September 7, 6 p.m., Baritone Kenneth Stavert
- Friday, September 14, 6 p.m., Soprano Samantha Barnes Daniel
- Friday, September 21, 6 p.m., Soprano Janette Zilioli
- Florida Opera Theatre Chorus Master and Music Director Robin Stamper is the accompanist for all concerts
Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”
Performances of Giacomo Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” followed by an Artist Mingle for pictures and autographs with fans. Final times and venue to be announced very soon.
- Saturday, December 8
- Sunday, December 9
Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone”
Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Telephone” plus, “A Musical Revue of Ringing Proportions” to be held at Art & History Museums-Maitland’s Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Avenue, Maitland, followed by a reception with cash bar. Guests will be invited to tour the Maitland Art and History Museums’ Telephone Museum.
- Saturday, January 26, 2013, matinee and evening
- Sunday, January 27, 2013, matinee
“We are proud to be able to present opera to the Central Florida community featuring a mixture of the exceptional talent we have in our state with talent from around the country,” said President of the Florida Opera Theatre, Judy Lee.
The Florida Opera Theatre website will provide final event details as they are announced. Please visit often for updates.
Florida Opera Theatre is a Central Florida professional opera company dedicated to producing quality opera performances. The organization is comprised of directors, musicians, performers and individuals who have supported opera growth, education and outreach in communities throughout the state for many years.
There are many opera and theatre events in Orlando and other parts of Central Florida that members and friends are welcome to attend and enjoy throughout the year. Please join us and if you’d like, become a member of Florida Opera Theatre.
All opera lovers are invited to join Florida Opera Theatre at a membership level comfortable to the individual or family. Forms and information available athttp://floperatheatre.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Microsoft-Word-2012.2013-membership-application.jpg
The Florida Opera Theatre held its debut opera season in 2011-12 including The Medium, by Gian Carlo Menotti in December 2011; Rossini’s The Barber of Seville in January 2012; and Verdi’s Rigoletto presented by The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra & produced in collaboration with Florida Opera Theatre in March 2012.
“I’m thrilled to accept the position of Director In Residence for Florida Opera Theater and join them in presenting performances in different, exciting locations throughout the city,” said Eric Pinder.
An Evening of Dash and Romance
Florida Opera Theatre presents Elizabeth Bogner Ingram, soprano; Sarah Purser Bojorquez, mezzo soprano; andRobin Andrew Stamper, pianist; with guest artist, soprano Samantha Barnes Daniel in a concert. The program will feature opera arias and ensembles by Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Saint-Saëns, Massenet, Richard Strauss and virtuoso piano works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.
Where: Park Lake Presbyterian Church
309 E. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32801
When: Friday, March 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Stage Director: Eric Pinder
The concert will be approximately 2 hours in length with a 15 minute intermission.