Opera Tampa’s 2018-19 To Feature A World Premiere By Anton Coppola

By Francisco Salazar

Opera Tampa has announced its 2018-19 season, which is set to include four operas including one world premiere. Here is a look at what the season has to offer.

The season opens with Johann Strauss’ exquisite “Die Fledermaus.” Joseph Mechavich conducts the work, which is known for its catchy waltzes and unforgettable melodies.

Performance Dates: Nov 30 – Dec 02, 2018

The second opera of the season will be Anton Coppola’s “Lady Swanwhite.” It will be the world premiere of the legendary composer’s chamber opera, which is also his latest. A conductor will be announced at a later point.

Performance Date: Feb. 9, 2019

Jordi Parodi returns to the podium of Opera Tampa for Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers.” The conductor, who was acclaimed for his interpretations of “The Marriage of Figaro” and “The Barber of Seville,” is set to lead an international cast to be announced at a later moment.

Performance Dates: March 15-17, 2019

The season concludes with Puccini’s timeless tale “La Bohème.” Artistic director and principal conductor of Opera Southwest, Anthony Barrese conducts the unforgettable score.  

Performance Dates: April 26-28, 2019