Pagliacci/Pulcinella

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Opera Orlando puts a spin on two classics in this premiere pairing of Pagliacci/Pulcinella. Both works garner inspiration from Italy’s commedia dell’arte tradition, and this production honors that tradition as seen in the vaudeville circuit of the 1930s. Get ready for some high comedy and intense tragedy in this emotionally charged show within a show.

Performance will run approximately two hours with one intermission.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: PAGLIACCI/PULCINELLA OPEN REHEARSAL

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Get an exclusive peek into the rehearsal process. See how stage director Octavio Cardenas and conductor Clinton Smith prepare the cast for their upcoming performances of Pagliacci/Pulcinella.
Reservations required, light refreshments and wine included.

MEET THE STARS OF PAGLIACCI/PULCINELLA

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The cast of Pagliacci/Pulcinella share their vocal talents in a program of arias, ensembles, and song.
Light refreshments and wine included.

OPERA INSIGHTS LUNCHEON

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Have lunch with stage director Octavio Cardenas and conductor Clinton Smith along with members of the cast as they provide an inside look into Opera Orlando’s vaudeville-inspired Pagliacci/Pulcinella.
Reservations required.

Hansel & Gretel

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Hansel & Gretel is an operatic retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, with a lush score and charming characters. Enjoy this perfect holiday treat for the family.

Performance will run approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.

Hansel & Gretel

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Hansel & Gretel is an operatic retelling of the Grimm fairy tale, with a lush score and charming characters. Enjoy this perfect holiday treat for the family.

Performance will run approximately ninety minutes with no intermission.

The Three Baritones reunite as a part of Opera Orlando’s stunning rendition of Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’

By : Jeremy Williams
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Mark Twain once wrote, “I have attended operas whenever I could not help it.” It is an art form that is rarely given its due in the mainstream and ignored by those who write it off as dull or boring, often without ever having attended a performance.

For those who have been too intimidated to give opera a try, Opera Orlando is launching their new season with one of the genre’s most beloved classics.

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11.16.17 Publisher’s Desk

By : Rick Claggett
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Thanksgiving has a long history of being my least favorite holiday. The reason is simple: turkey sucks! There, I said it. It’s ok to have a different opinion, but I’m right. No offense to my mother, but it’s always dry. It isn’t her fault. There isn’t enough water in the ocean to make turkey moist. My childhood memories of Thanksgiving involve two ounces of turkey swimming in four cups of gravy. Not even gravy could save Thanksgiving.

There is one exception to this rule and that is the Thanksgiving sandwich at PomPom’s Tea House and Sandwicheria. They have locations in both St. Pete and Orlando, so check it out. This is not a paid advertisement nor do I expect free sandwiches in return. It’s just that good and needs to be mentioned in any discussion I have about Thanksgiving. I digress.

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Orlando’s Overheard: ‘Gaycation,’ a new Stonewall, Osceola Arts and Opera

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Ian and Ellen’s Orlando Gaycation

After the tragedy on June 12, Ellen Page and Ian Daniel, the hosts of Gaycation that airs on Viceland, were spotted around town. Ellen and Ian met with witnesses at Pulse and various other people of the community and even attended a few of the local gay bars with their cameras in hand. The special episode they were taping is set to premiere on August 24 at 10 p.m. Viceland’s Gaycation has taken the hosts globe-trotting to various locations that are both gay friendly and not: Brazil, Japan and Jamaica, among others. It was a natural fit that the attack on Pulse brought their docu-series to Orlando.

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Orlando Opera – The Student Prince

By : Jamie Hyman
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Sigmund Roberg’s The Student Prince, presented by Opera Orlando.