Stay abreast of the latest news in opera both nationally and at The Straz, where we’ll update you on Opera Tampa performances at the center and in our community. Plus, we’ll offer articles on what is happening across the country as venues continue to reopen.
Jorge Parodi will be returning as guest conductor for The Tales of Hoffmann! Hailed as having “the most expressive conducting hands since Stokowski’s” (New York Daily News), Parodi has collaborated with such artists as Tito Capobianco, Sherrill Milnes and Rufus Wainwright and has assisted conductors of the caliber of Lorin Maazel and Julius Rudel. He … Continue reading The Tales of Hoffmann – Conductor
Happy birthday to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born on this day in 1756 in Salzburg! In honor of his birthday, let’s look at just how blurred the line between pop and classical is. Pop music has borrowed from classical music for decades. Besides, at least some of what’s now in the classical canon was … Continue reading Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast week for The Tales of Hoffmann starts today! Learn more about the principal artists before you see them on stage Feb. 11 and 13. Won Whi Choi makes his Opera Tampa debut as the title role in The Tales of Hoffmann. Choi has been busy captivating and thrilling audiences worldwide with his lustrous and … Continue reading The Tales of Hoffmann – Cast Week
Did you know that the late Karl Lagerfeld designed costumes for The Tales of Hoffmann (Les contes d’Hoffmann) at the Maggio Musicale in 1980? Join Opera Tampa on the fantastical journey to meet the three great loves of poet E.T.A Hoffmann February 11 & 13 in Ferguson Hall.