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Opera Orlando Presents ‘Baseball: a Musical Love Letter’


Opera Orlando closes its 2022-23 season with “Baseball: a Musical Love Letter.” The Florida premiere of Kathleen Belcher and Dan Rigazzi’s cabaret-style production relates the history of baseball through opera, musical theater, and jazz standards. Robert Hartfield, Laura Hodos, and Gabriel Preisser headline the one-act opera. Chevalier Lovett conducts. Opera Orlando and the Orange County Regional History Center partnered to offer {…}


Opera Orlando Announces Studio Artists for 2022


Opera Orlando has announced four artists that will be joining its Studio Artist program. The artists include soprano Sara Lucille Law, mezzo-soprano Raphaella Medina, tenor Robert Hartfield, and baritone Geoffrey Peterson. They will appear on both MainStage and On the Town productions while also engaging with the Central Florida community with in-school programs, retirement center concerts, and other outreach showcases. {…}


Finger Lakes Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Season


Finger Lakes Opera is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary this summer. “FLO’s first performance in 2013 featured an illustrious cast of singers supported by the FLO orchestra,” said FLO’s Artistic Director and Founder Gerard Floriano in an official press statement. “Since then, FLO has produced seven remarkable mainstage productions, two musical revues, expanded its young artist program, and presented an array {…}


Finger Lakes Opera Announces Tomita Young Artist Class of 2022


Finger Lakes Opera has announced the Tomita Young Artist Class of 2022. The young artists include sopranos Danielle Beckvermit and Kayla Hill Oderah; mezzo-soprano Erika Danielle Vasallo; tenor Robert Hartfield; baritone Geoffrey Schmelzer; bass Jeremy Harr; and pianist Jenny Choo Kirby. These artists will take part in several performance opportunities with the company starting in July 2022. Additioanlly, they will {…}


Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program & Central City Opera Announce 28 Studio & Apprentice Artists


The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program is set to take place during the Central City Opera’s annual festival.  For the upcoming edition, the 10-week program has selected 28 total participants, who will be cast in festival productions and obtain valuable training in performance and career management. Trainees will earn a salary with benefits and will be split into two tiers {…}