June 25, 2024


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Palm Seaside Opera textbooks best singers for out of doors pageant in February

American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will make her role and company debut as Musetta in "La bohème" on Feb. 19 and 24 as part of Palm Beach Opera's outdoor festival at the South Florida Fairgrounds' iTHINK Financial Amphitheater.

Where by can you see opera stars these as Isabel Leonard, Kathryn Lewek, Quinn Kelsey, Latonia Moore, Samuel Ramey, Matthew Polenzani and Michael Fabiano perform? 

In a regular time you’d obtain them singing with the Metropolitan Opera, Paris Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and other key businesses. But this season has been largely silenced by COVID-19-similar shutdowns. 

Not at Palm Seashore Opera, which has booked all the over-stated stars and a lot more for its outdoor festival in February at the South Florida Fairgrounds’ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Seaside. 

The three-production celebration will aspect “La bohème” on Feb. 19 and Feb. 24, “The Magic Flute” on Feb. 21 and Feb. 26, and “Pagliacci” on Feb. 23 and Feb. 27. 

Extra:Palm Seashore Opera replaces Kravis Center demonstrates with an outdoor competition

Acclaimed Verdi baritone Quinn Kelsey is one of several stars making their Palm Beach Opera debuts in the company's February outdoor festival. He will portray Marcello in "La bohème."

The company introduced casting information on Monday as tickets went on sale by means of Ticketmaster. They’ll be readily available from the opera at pbopera.org starting off Dec. 15. 

The business scratched its season at the Kravis Center, the place the primary hall is nevertheless shuttered by the pandemic, in favor of the semi-staged, socially distanced occasion. The corporation ideas on making use of no additional than 1,500 of the amphitheater’s 6,000 coated seats for every efficiency.