Finger Lakes Opera Announces 10th Anniversary Season

By David Salazar

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 of other events, including recitals, school programming, and community engagement. I’m so proud of how this company has grown, and I look forward to the next decade of music-making!”

The company will present “Sundays Out Loud” featuring the 2022 Tomita Young Artists, who 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.

Performance Dates: July 17 & 24, 2022

“Summer Scenes,” also starring the 2022 Tomita Young Artists, will feature an outdoor performance of famed opera scenes.

Performance Dates: July 26, 2022

“An Evening with Cree” will feature soprano Cree Carrico alongside Music Director Aaron McAllister as they perform music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Bernstein, Sondheim, and others.

Performance Dates: July 30, 2022

The 2022 Tomita Young Artists will headline a production of “Così fan tutte.” The Mozart opera will be presented in a one-act version.

Performance Dates: August 5, 2022

The season will come to a close with the FLO Anniversary Concert. Soloists will include soprano Elena O’Connor, mezzo Deborah Nansteel, tenor Yi Li, and baritone Michael Preacely. The 2022 Tomita Young Artists will also make an appearance.