Saturday, October 23, 2010

More rehearsal photos from La Cenerentola

Do you have your tickets yet?
Performances are October 29, November 2, 4, and 10 at 8 p.m.; October 31 and November 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Be prepared to laugh hard and fall in love again as our cast enchants you with this amusing, magical tale.
Tickets start at only $19. Call the box office at (941) 328-1300 or visit our website for yours.

La Cenerentola, Heather Johnson, and her mean
step-sisters, Abla Lynn Hamza (Clorinda)
and Melissa Treinkman (Tisbe).

Mean step-sisters must have ugly shoes!

Step-sisters, Clorinda and Tisbe, and their father Don Magnifico, played by Stefano de Peppo.

Friday, October 22, 2010

One week until we open!

We had fun with Cinderella (Heather Johnson) and Prince Ramiro (Hak Soo Kim) while doing some publicity shots in full make-up and costumes, thanks to our costume designer Howard Tsvi Kaplan and our Wigs and Make-up Designer Georgi Eberhard! Now we head into the final week of rehearsals, including two dress rehearsals - then opening night on October 29! You won't want to miss Rossini's La Cenerentola. Performances are Oct. 29, November 2, 4, and 10 at 8 p.m.; October 31 and November 7 at 7:30 p.m. Call (941) 366-8450, ext. 1 for tickets or order online.

Photos by Patricia G Horwell

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Art Whisperer visits the Opera House

Sarasota's Art Whisperer visited our Opera House recently and didn't interview the beautiful mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson. See for yourself!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A sneak peek at rehearsal

Tenor Hak Soo Kim, as Prince Ramiro, surrounded by
cast members.
Step-father (Don Magnifico), played by bass-baritone Stefano de Peppo and Tisbe (nasty step-sister) played by mezzo-soprano Melissa Treinkman
Sarasota Opera artists are busy rehearsing for our upcoming production of Rossini's version of Cinderella, La Cenerentola!
There's a wonderful energy and chemistry among cast members - it's sure to be a fantastic and fun production!
Add the lavish costumes and beautiful scenery - and you have - OPERA.
We open October 29 - check out our web site  and get your tickets while they are still available. This opera is suitable for the entire family. We hope to see you there.
P.S. Keep checking this blog - more photos to come.

Cinderella and her prince

La Cenerentola (Cinderella) played by mezzo-soprano
Heather Johnson pleads with step-sisters Clorinda played
by soprano Abla Lynn Hamza and Tisbe

Step-sisters seek comfort from their father.
All photos by Patricia G Horwell