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Artist in Residence

Featured Soloist, Nettie Fowler (cover), Carousel

Pensacola Opera

September 2022-March 2023

In addition to appearing in Pensacola Opera's mainstage productions, Artists in Residence will be serenading Pensacola and northwest Florida in a wide variety of community and education programs from September through March.⁠

 

Along with this being Pensacola Opera's 40th Anniversary Season - it is also the 20th Anniversary of their Artists in Residence program!

https://pensacolaopera.com/artists-in-residence/

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Carmen

Carmen

Painted Sky Opera

July 30th, 2022 |  Hudiburg Chevrolet Center

The beloved opera comes to the stage for one night only!

Carmen has entranced audiences with its seductive melodies, its captivating characters, and its thrilling story of obsession and betrayal. Experience the glorious music of Carmen featuring the Painted Sky Opera Orchestra and a stellar cast of singers led by Maestro Jan McDaniel.  Presented semi-staged in concert.

https://www.paintedskyopera.org/carmen

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La traviata

Flora

Fort Worth Opera

April 22nd, 2022 | 7:00 PM | Bass Performance Hall

April 24th, 2022 | 2:00 PM | Bass Performance Hall

De los Santos’ cleverly new streamlined production taps into the zeitgeist of this uncertain, post-pandemic era, one not so removed from the epidemic-choked world surrounding the composer’s original opera. This sleek, intimate vision of La Traviata brings into sharp focus the inner conflicts of love and duty, freedom, passion, and self-sacrifice found throughout Piave’s libretto. 

https://www.fwopera.org/latraviata

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Apollo et Hyacinthus

Zephyrus

American Baroque Opera

May 21st, 2022 | 7:30 PM | Hamon Hall

May 22nd, 2022 | 2:30 PM | Hamon Hall

Apollo & Hyacinthus was written in 1767 when Mozart was 11 years old, and premiered at the Benedictine University in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg. Father Rufinus Widl wrote the libretto in Latin, taken from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, but changed the story to eliminate the controversial homosexual themes in the the original myth. Though the performance was a success, the opera received only one performance during Mozart’s lifetime. American Baroque Opera Co. is excited to present the first period instrument performance of the work in North America.

https://www.baroqueopera.org/tickets

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Belonging: Homeland, Dreams, Childhood

Soloist

Fort Worth Opera

May 27th, 2022 | 6:00 PM | The Kimball Art Museum

Malaysian pianist Esme Wong, Mongolian violinist Gereltuya Tumurbaatar, and Japanese-American Mezzo-Soprano Kayla Nanto present  a chamber music program in collaboration with Fort Worth Opera  that amplifies Asian voices in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month.  The pieces on this program explore art songs, classical pieces, folk songs, and lullabies that share the musicians' cultural roots and backgrounds while exploring the meaning of “belonging” in different spaces and how Asian identity relates to the sense of home.

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Lesley Resident Artist Showcase

Studio Artist

Fort Worth Opera

May 7th, 2022 | 12:00 PM | The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

This concert celebrates FWO's singers  and their artistry after a year in residence representing the company both onstage and throughout the community. Performing a program of their own selection, the artists will present operatic gems spanning from Mozart’s classic Le nozze di Figaro to Terence Blanchard’s recent smash-hit Fire Shut Up in My Bones.  

 

Resident Artists Brandon Bell, Gabrielle Gilliam, and Megan Koch are joined by FWO Studio Artists Lwazi Hlati and Kayla Nanto, alongside FWO Head of Music Dr. Charlene Lotz, celebrating an exciting future for opera. 

https://www.fwopera.org/showcase