DATE & TIME
Friday, February 15, 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)
Andrea Baker is a Chicago based Soprano who was most recently an artist in residence with Pensacola Opera where she covered the roles of Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Rosalba in Florencia en el Amazonas, and was the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate and Rossini’s Stabat Mater. For three seasons she was an apprentice artist with Des Moines Metro Opera where she sang a small role in Philip Glass’s Galileo Galilei, covered Liù in Turandot and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus. She was also an apprentice artist with Sarasota Opera where she covered Marzelline in Fidelio, and in 2016 Andrea was a winner of the central district of Chicago Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards. Other operatic roles include Alice Ford (Falstaff), First Lady (The Magic Flute), Viola (Twelfth Night) which was a world premiere by Joel Feign with DePaul Opera Theater, Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte) with D’Angelo Opera Theater and Musetta (La bohème) with Erie Opera Theater. Andrea is thrilled to be returning to Pensacola Opera in 2020 to sing the feisty role of Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
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.