Opera Orlando’s (formerly Opera on Park) annual summer concert series returns live and in person at Winter Park University Club this August.
The series includes three concerts, up close and personal, by world-class singers, followed by an artists reception with food and wine graciously sponsored by Winter Park Wine. Enjoy a diverse selection of songs, arias and duets, and get to know and chat with the artists before seeing them “On the MainStage” or “On the Town” in the next Opera Viva Verdi ! season.
“We have a really exciting roster of singers for our annual series, and I think our audience and fans will be blown away by their talent, their personal stories and the chance to experience live music in this intimate setting,” shares l ‘artist. director Grant Preisser. “Last season’s digital concerts were a great way for us to stay connected to our audience and our artists, but nothing can replace being in the same room, listening to and experiencing singing and incredible performances. I look forward to welcoming everyone to these concerts and our 2021-22 season in person. “
Sunday | August 15 at 2 p.m.
Cecilia Violetta López, soprano, and Nathan Salazar, piano
The Metropolitan Opera and Mexican-American soprano Cecilia Violetta López return to Orlando to launch the summer concert series, along with acclaimed pianist Nathan Salazar. Opera Orlando fans will remember Ms. López’s company debut in 2017 as the glorious Mimi in La Bohème, and in October she reprized the stage for Opera Orlando as Violetta in La Traviata. In addition to the unique program of arias and songs presented by Ms. López and Mr. Salazar, this concert will also include an exclusive preview with General Manager, Gabriel Preisser, of the entirety of Viva Verdi 2021-2022! season.
Sunday | August 22 at 2 p.m.
Victor Ryan Robinson, tenor, and Ammon Perry Bratt, piano
Metropolitan Opera and Broadway Tenor Victor ryan robertson presents a fantastic crossover program showcasing his artistic talent as a performer, with Ammon Perry Bratt on piano. Mr. Robinson, who will make his Opera Orlando MainStage debut in October as Alfredo in La Traviata, will give the audience the opportunity to appreciate his versatility in this program, singing some of his favorite tunes and musical theater performances, with a few surprises along the way.
Sunday | August 29 at 2 p.m.
Kirsten Chambers, soprano, and Keith Chambers, piano
The summer concert series concludes with Metropolitan Opera soprano Kirsten Chambers, accompanied by husband Keith Chambers on piano, in a romantic program of Italian opera favorites. Mr. Chambers was last seen with Opera Orlando as Music Director and Pianist of The Barber of Seville at Casa Feliz, and he will return this spring as Music Director of the site-specific production of King for a Day. , with his wife singing the main role of the Marquise.
Enjoy this incredible artist lineup for $ 105 for the entire series or $ 45 for each individual concert. Admission includes artist receptions after each concert, with light refreshments and wine.
Making safety its top priority in presenting its 2021-22 season, Opera Orlando continues to monitor the progress of COVID-19 and vaccination plans linked to the virus. The Company will continue to consult with its partners and healthcare sites to implement an appropriate and comprehensive plan, continuing to protect and reduce the risk of infection for members of the public, distribution and production teams, staff. and volunteers.
Stay up to date with the upcoming season of Opera Orlando and plan online at www.operaorlando.org. Season ticket subscriptions for Opera Orlando on the MainStage are on sale now. Memberships are sold through the Bill & Mary Darden box office at the Dr. Phillips Center (445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando), online at www.drphillipcscenter.org, or by calling (407) 839-0119, ext. 0.
Season ticket packages are also available for Opera Orlando on the Town. Call (407) 512-1900 or visit www.operaorlando.org for “On the Town” subscriptions. See you at the Opera!