DATE & TIME
Saturday, February 9, 2019
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Pensacola Little Theatre
A special production with Pensacola Little Theatre.
Maria Callas (Kathy Holsworth, PLT Artistic Director) is teaching a master class in front of an audience (Artists in Residence, Pensacola Opera) in the late 1970’s. Callas is glamorous, commanding, larger than life – and drop dead funny.
Kathy Holsworthas Maria Callas
Christina Pezzarossias First Soprano (Sophie)
Originally from Miles City, Montana, Mezzo-soprano Christina Pezzarossi received her Master’s degree from the The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Ms. Pezzarossi’s operatic roles include Flora in La Traviata, Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte, the title role in Agrippina, and Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia. This summer, she will return as an Apprentice Artist to Des Moines Metro Opera’s Summer Festival, where she will cover the Stewardess in Flight and perform in various scenes and concerts. She has also performed with Opera San Jose, Opera NEO, Oberlin in Italy, Emerald City Opera, and Taos Opera Institute and received an Encouragement Award from the San Francisco Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
Andrea Bakeras Second Soprano (Sharon)
Alexander Scheuermannas Tenor (Tony)
A native of Merritt Island, Florida, tenor Alexander Scheuermann holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and master’s degree from the University of Houston. Recent roles include Laurie in Little Women with Opera in the Heights, Dr. Caius in Falstaff with the Crested Butte Music Festival, Siegfried in Das Barbecü with HGOco, Le Jeu in Les Plaisir de Versailles with Ars Lyrica, The Barber in Man of La Mancha and Giuseppe in La traviata with Central City Opera, and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore at the Moores Opera House. Concert work includes performances as a soloist with the Houston Bach Society, the Three Texan Tenors, the Lone Star Lyric cabaret series, Kingwood Chamber Orchestra, and lieder recitals across Houston.