Early Bird discount at Orlando Opera!
Early Bird discount at Orlando Opera!. Opera Orlando has another amazing season in store as the Company celebrates 2022-23. Opera Everlasting on the Main Stage at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Steinmetz Hall. Audiences will enjoy a Mozart masterpiece. Share in the remarkable true story of the 1914 Christmas Truce of World War I. Be blown away by a Donizetti comedy full of slapstick fun and vocal fireworks. The company’s early bird pricing discount will expire next week on July 5. Subscribers can save up to $40 on season ticket purchases by taking advantage of this special discount. Read on for full details about the Opera’s 2022-23 Main Stage series.
THE MAGIC FLUTE
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles
FRIDAY | October 28, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY | October 30, 2022 at 2 p.m.
For the season opener, Opera Orlando presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Bring the family to this enchanting and whimsical fairy tale about love and light, sacrifice and darkness, and finding one’s place in the world. In this sumptuous. Spectacular production, journey along with Prince Tamino as he navigates a treacherous and brave new world. The story unfolds in frames like a graphic novel. Bringing all of the arts together to tell this fantastical tale. Artistic director Grant Preisser directs this all-new production inspired by the fine art anime of Yoshitaka Amana, with dance choreographed by Maxine Montilus, puppetry by MicheLee Puppets, and Mozart’s beautiful score performed by the Orlando Philharmonic
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Orchestra, conducted by Chaowen Ting, making her Company debut. She will take the podium and lead a stellar cast, including phenomenal tenor Tyler Nelson as Prince Tamino, Metropolitan Opera soprano Kathryn Bowden as The Queen of the Night, the stunning, up-and-coming soprano Magdalena Kuźma as Pamina, and renowned baritone Brian James Myer as Papageno. This production will be sung in German with new English dialogue by Grant Preisser and English supertitles. The cast also includes members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and Youth Company.
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914
Written by Peter Rothstein with vocal arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach Sung a capella in English
FRIDAY | December 23, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY | December 24, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Bringing a message of camaraderie, hope, and peace this holiday season, Opera Orlando remounts its acclaimed 2019 production of All is Calm: the Christmas Truce of 1914. Set at the Western Front during World War I, this poignant and moving work relates the historic events of Christmas Eve in 1914 through actual soldiers’ letters and official military correspondence, interwoven with old war songs and carols. Celebrate the holidays with this intimate and beautiful melding of music and theater as the cast performs a capella in the acoustically ideal Steinmetz Hall.
Artistic director Grant Preisser once again directs this band of brothers, with Andrew Minear, artistic and executive director of Orlando Sings, making his Company debut as music director. The troupe of singers welcomes back previous cast members, along with new faces coming together in harmony to tell this powerful story: the story of a German soldier stepping into No Man’s Land to sing “Stille Nacht (Silent Night),” which began an extraordinary and unprecedented night of music, acceptance, and peace.
This production will be presented in Steinmetz Hall’s concert hall configuration and sung in English with no supertitles. A talk-back with the creative team and cast will be held immediately following each performance. In addition to these Main Stage performances, this production will also tour to the Polk Theater in Lakeland and the Ritz Theater at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center in Sanford.
THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT
Music by Gaetano Donizetti & libretto by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Jean-François Bayard Sung in French with English dialogue and supertitles.
FRIDAY | April 21, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
SUNDAY | April 23, 2023 at 2 p.m.
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Info@OperaOrlando.org (407) 512-1900 www.OperaOrlando.org Opera Orlando is in the army now, as it closes its Opera Everlasting season with Donizetti’s hilarious The Daughter of the Regiment. Enjoy this family-friendly tale about Marie, the eponymous “daughter” of the regiment. She was orphaned as an infant but miraculously adopted and raised by a French army regiment that did not know of her noble birthright. It’s a show of equal parts comedy, romance, and spectacular vocals, led by stage director Andrew Nienaber and featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Johsua Horsch.
Internationally-acclaimed Puerto Rican soprano Camille Ortiz makes her Opera Orlando debut in the title role of Marie, and she is joined by Orlando native and Metropolitan Opera National Competition winner Carlos Enrique Santelli. Who takes on the role of Tonio and the famous aria “Ah mes amis…” with no less than nine high C’s. Bass-baritone Peter Strummer returns to Orlando in the buffo role of Sergeant Sulpice. Mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank makes her Company debut in the role of The Marquise of Birkenfield, with members of the Opera Orlando Chorus and dancers from Orlando Ballet rounding out the cast. This production will be sung in French with new English dialogue by Andrew Nienaber and English supertitles.
Opera on the Main Stage subscriptions start at $79 and are on sale NOW through the Dr. Phillips Center’s Bill & Mary Darden Box Office (445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando), online at www.DrPhillipcsCenter.org, or by calling (407) 839-0119, ext. 0. Take advantage of early bird pricing available through July 5, and save up to $40. Stay up to date with Opera Orlando’s upcoming season online at www.OperaOrlando.org, and follow and like the Opera’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts to share in all the Company has planned for 2022-23. See YOU at the Opera!
About Opera Orlando
Celebrating, expanding, and sharing the world’s greatest art form, the 2022-23 season marks Opera Orlando’s seventh season producing high-quality operatic entertainment and educational programs that engage Central Florida audience.
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